Detroit: Where Jedi gather apparently

Tonight’s game will be the difference between a photo finish and the Detroit Red Wings being on the ropes despite playing very well this postseason. Nashville will need another gem from Pekka Rinne to take this one.

Fast Facts:

- Pekka Rinne has been absolutely phenomenal this series and despite solid performances from the man across the rink, he has stolen a couple of games for the Preds.

- Jimmy Howard has been very good for the Wings and coincidentally stole the Wings a win in game two. These goaltenders can’t afford any mistakes in this series between two of the league’s best.

Pekka Rinne this series: 2-1-0; 2.35 GAA; .928 SV%
Jimmy Howard this series: 1-2-0; 2.70 GAA; .892 SV%

- Hal Gill has been ruled out for tonight’s game as well. Who knows whether or not we see him at all this series. I’m inclined to think he would put this Nashville back end over the top. No new injuries for the Red Wings.

Projected Lineups:


Sergei Kostitsyn – Mike Fisher – Martin Erat
Andrei Kostitsyn – Nick Spaling – Alexander Radulov
Gabriel Bourque – Paul Gaustad – Patric Hornqvist
Matt Halischuk – David Legwand – Brandon Yip

Ryan Suter – Shea Weber
Roman Josi — Kevin Klein
Francis Bouillon – Jack Hillen


Valtteri Filppula – Henrik Zetterberg – Jiri Hudler
Johan Franzen – Pavel Datsyuk – Danny Cleary
Gustav Nyquist – Justin Abdelkader – Todd Bertuzzi
Drew Miller – Cory Emmerton – Tomas Holmstrom

Nicklas Lidstrom – Ian White
Niklas Kronwall – Brad Stuart
Kyle Quincey – Jonathan Ericsson

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