4 thoughts on “Game Thread: Predators at Red Wings – 2/17”

  1. The Red Wings look to stretch their record home winning streak to 22 games tonight against the Nashville Predators.

    Detroit will be without Danny Cleary and Jimmy Howard, neither of whom is ready to return from their respective injuries.

    Henrik Zetterberg could also be out, as he suffered a knee injury on Tuesday against Dallas. He wasn’t expected to play tonight and Tomas Tatar was called up but Zetterberg skated this morning and will be a game-time decision. If he’s in, Tatar is out and back to Grand Rapids, otherwise Tatar is in on the fourth line with Justin Abdelkader centering the second line.

    Joey MacDonald gets the start in goal.

    Game time is 7:30 on FS+. I’ll join this one in progress as I’ve got a 6:30 soccer game.

  2. I’m going to keep the postgame notes short because, Mein Lieber Gott im Himmel, what a finish.

    Henrik Zetterberg, completely blind pass to Pavel Datsyuk, who fakes the hell out of (future teammate) Ryan Suter and then snaps a shot past Pekka Rinne. With five seconds left in regulation of a previously-tied game.

    This, after the Predators had gained a lot of momentum by grinding the game to a standstill and nullifying an early Detroit lead.

    The game winner was all skill but it was a gritty win. Nashville controlled the style of play for much of the game, but the Wings manufactured that last chance and it was a beauty.

    That’s twenty-two wins in a row at home, extending their own single-season record and tying the record set across two seasons by the Boston Bruins. Hell of a run.

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