Red Wings' Power Play Downs Predators

The Detroit Red Wings scored five times with the man-advantage Wednesday night en route to a 6-2 win over the Nashville Predators. The league's top power play finished five-for-six on the night.

Jiri Hudler, Henrik Zetterberg and Nicklas Lidstrom scored one power play goal each and Johan Franzen tallied twice with the extra attacker. Lidstrom added Detroit's lone even-strength goal.

Steve Sullivan scored both of Nashville's goals, including one on a power play. The Predators were one-for-six with Detroit a man down.

Hudler opened the game's scoring exactly five minutes into the game, backhanding a shot from the low slot past Nashville netminder Dan Ellis.

Zetterberg scored on his own rebound 3:26 later to put the Wings up by a pair.

Sullivan's first of the night came with seven seconds left in the period and the Predators skating with the extra attacker. Sullivan fired a shot from the point off of both Pavel Datsyuk and Andreas Lilja before flying past Detroit goalie Ty Conklin for his first goal in over two years.

Lidstrom scored his even-strength goal on a one-timer from the left point at 10:01 of the second period. Niklas Kronwall attempted a pass down low from the right point but the puck deflected right to Lidstrom for the chance.

Sullivan scored again 2:41 later, converting on a three-on-two chance.

Franzen's first came with 3:58 left in the middle frame. He corralled a bouncing puck at the side of the Nashville net and lifted a shot over the sprawling Ellis.

Just 1:08 into the third, Lidstrom slammed a one-timer from the left faceoff dot past Ellis to give the Red Wings a three-goal lead.

Franzen finished off the scoring with 4:22 left.


Notes: The win was Detroit head coach Mike Babcock's 200th with the Red Wings... Franzen returned to the Detroit lineup after missing five games with a hand injury.

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Hudler with his 20th, a PPG. That play seemed kind of harmless, I can't believe they scored on it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/18/2009 at 7:49 PM

 

Kronwall rocks Tootoo, fantastic.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/18/2009 at 7:54 PM

 

Zata scores a quick PPG off his own rebound. Wings doing a great job in front of the net so far.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/18/2009 at 7:56 PM

 

Damnit, PPG for the Preds. Deflected off Datsyuk. Ugh.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/18/2009 at 8:16 PM

 

Ha! Kronner misses his pass but it goes right to Nick for a one-timer.

Quiet night in here.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/18/2009 at 8:50 PM

 

Preds score on a three-on-two. Bad D change by Meech. Chelios should have been able to clear it away.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/18/2009 at 8:57 PM

 

J.M.F. Franzen corrals the puck and lifts it in, PPG!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/18/2009 at 9:04 PM

 

Nick with another PPG, 5-2.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/18/2009 at 9:30 PM

 

Hossa with a bit of a fight. Weird f*cking game.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/18/2009 at 9:43 PM

 

Another PPG for J.M.F. Franzen. Weird f*cking game.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/18/2009 at 9:59 PM

 

A:SKDJ:AKLSJDKAHF:LKASHD. My brother insisted on playing Madden '08 or something like that, so I missed all but two of the goals ):

I did see the Hossa / Suter scrap <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> That was interesting, wasn't expecting it at all.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 2/18/2009 at 10:11 PM

 

Was that fight anything too exciting? I missed the game for this award ceremony I had to be at. I would've liked to see it. I hope I can find it later.

Posted by drwmike33 on 2/18/2009 at 11:25 PM

 

Fight was pretty much nothing. Hossa got the misconduct for not having his jersey strapped down, though.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/19/2009 at 12:14 AM

 
Henrik Zetterberg takes a faceoff

Henrik Zetterberg takes a faceoff
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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