Grosse Pointe native David Legwand made two big plays which turned out to be the difference in Nashville’s 2-1 victory over the Red Wings Friday night to help the Predators clinch the Western Conference opening-round series. Legwand gave the Predators a 1-0 lead when he stole the puck from Kyle Quincey from behind the net … Continue Reading →
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Jimmy Howard came up with a big save on Alexander Radulov’s backhander with 5 1-2 minutes left to keep the Wings close. Nashville is holding a 2-1 lead with a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Nashville is just eight minutes away from eliminating the Red Wings in the Western Conference opening round series. Grosse Pointe native David Legwand scored the go-ahead goal 13 seconds into the third period for a 2-1 lead. Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard made a big save on Patric Hornqvist to keep his team within a goal. … Continue Reading →
Grosse Pointe native David Legwand is trying to break the hearts of Wings’ fans. Legwand scored 13 seconds into the third period, beating Jimmy Howard with a shot from the right circle for a 2-1 lead. Legwand, who scored a power play goal during the final minute of a 3-1 win Game 4 at Joe … Continue Reading →
The Red Wings pulled even at 1 on Jiri Hudler’s goal with 6:15 left in the second, then came up short on a couple of other scoring chances during the final minutes of the period. Nashville, not the Wings, hold an 18-14 advantage on shots, and a 19-15 cushion on face offs won. The Wings … Continue Reading →
Jiri Hudler pulled the Red Wings even at 1 when he poked in a loose puck past Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne with 6:15 left in the second period. Henrik Zetterberg carried the puck into the zone while skating down the right boards, then flipped a backhander toward the net with the puck going off the … Continue Reading →
Henrik Zetterberg did an outstanding job helping the Red Wings kill off a Nashville power play midway through the second period. Nashville’s best scoring chance was Sergei Kostitsyn’s wrist shot from the left circle which Jimmy Howard made the save on. The Predators are still holding a 1-0 lead.
Nashville has carried the play in the Wings’ zone for most of the second period, coming up with scoring chance after scoring chance. And, Jimmy Howard has been a brick wall. Howard has made big saves on Shea Weber and Patric Hornqvist. Howard has also had help from his friends as Brad Stuart did a … Continue Reading →
Nashville leads 1-0 after the opening period of Game 5 of the Western Conference opening-round series, just two periods away from moving on to the second round. Alexander Radulov took advantage of a Kyle Quincey turnover and beat Jimmy Howard with a wrist shot from point blank range with 3:50 left in the period. The … Continue Reading →
OUCH! The Red Wings turned the puck over and Nashville made them pay with Alexander Radulov taking a pass from behind the net and beating Jimmy Howard with a point blank shot with 3:50 left in the opening period. Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey tried to chip the puck behind his own net to a teammate … Continue Reading →