Monday, April 16, 2012

Game Four-- Nashville and Detroit, April 17, 2012

The atmosphere of the Joe Louis Arena didn't seem to phase the Nashville Predators on Sunday, the Preds turned back the Red Wings in their own rink, taking their first playoff victory on the road and taking the lead in what has been for the most part a rather enjoyable series.

The Wings have been having their problems putting pucks past Pekka Rinne and uncharacteristic for them, defensively they have had let downs that have given Nashville the opportunities that they have made good on.

For Detroit to regain some of their legendary playoff mojo shutting down those errors will be key to their approach heading into game four, with another victory the Predators would be heading back to Music City with a commanding lead in the series.

In the past the Red Wings always gave one the impression that no hurdle was too great, the Predators growing in confidence with every game may be ready to put that impression to rest for 2012.

Game Four-- Nashville 3 at Detroit 1 

Predators lead the series 3 games to 1

Previews and Reviews:

Post Game

Detroit News-- Predators cash in on mistakes, push Red Wings to brink
Detroit News-- Red Wings' hopes crippled by stellar Rinne
Detroit News-- Jimmy Howard faces a true playoff test
Detroit News-- Nothing works for Red Wings against Pekka Rinne
Detroit News-- Wings see improvement, but don't get desired result
Detroit News-- Pekka Rinne puts body on line to beat Red Wings in Game 4
Detroit Free Press-- Im-Pekka-able performance has Red Wings facing elimination
Detroit Free Press-- Country music sums up Red Wings-Predators series
Detroit Free Press-- Red Wings breakdown on defence allows winning goal
Detroit Free Press-- Predators' Pekka Rinne rock solid under pressure
Detroit Free Press-- Octo-ticker: Where have we seen this dominant goaltending before?
Detroit Free Press-- Nashville 3, Detroit 1: Red Wings' shots are plenty; goals not
Detroit Free Press-- Red Wings' opponents: Predators believe they're learning from their mistakes
Detroit Free Press-- Red Wings' opponents: Predators' Kevin Klein having hair raising series
The Tennessean-- Predators  seek improvement going into Game 5
The Tennessean-- Nashville Predators beat Detroit Red Wings 3-1
The Tennessean-- With Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, the puck stops here
The Tennessean-- Martin Erat draws crowd, makes winning pass for Nashville Predators
The Tennessean-- Nashville Predators' Ryan Suter says he's playing his best
Globe and Mail-- Predators take 3-1 series lead on Wings
National Post-- Pekka Rinne stellar again as Predators take 3-1 series lead over Red Wings

Pre Game

Detroit News-- Johan Franzen is the face of the Red Wings' frustration
Detroit News-- Red Wings search for early spark
Detroit News-- Red Wings seek better start in Game 4
Detroit News-- Alexander Radulov's goal-scoring expertise eludes him
Detroit News-- Red Wings' Darren Helm: "I was scared"
Detroit Free Press-- Predators have Red Wings in a desperate spot
Detroit Free Press-- Early penalties have worn Red Wings down
Detroit Free Press-- Predators' centre Paul Gaustad dominating Red Wings on face-offs ...
Detroit Free Press-- Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula aims to break out of slump vs. Predators
The Tennessean-- Gill skates for part of practice
The Tennessean-- Predators' Kevin Klein has big goal, big block
The Tennessean-- Predators shuffle lines
The Tennessean-- Predators' Alexander Radulov does everything but score
Globe and Mail-- Shanahan no longer loved in Detroit

Previous items on the Series

Game Three
Game Two
Game One

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