The Red Wings trailed 2-to-0 and 3-to-1 last night to the Predators, who gave up a late goal but hung on for a 3-to-2 win over Detroit at Joe Louis Arena. It was the Red Wing’s third straight loss while Nashville has won four of its last five games. Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen scored for Detroit while losing netminder Jimmy Howard gave up 3 goals on 24 shots.
Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg said there was just no hiding it, the Red Wings played a poor game, despite the defeat, Detroit still leads the Western Conference by 3 points over the Stars and Blackhawks. Tomorrow night, the Red Wings host Montreal.