The Detroit Red Wings look to win their second straight game tonight in Nashville against the Predators. The Red Wings are coming off a big win last night.
The Detroit Red Wings got a huge win last night against the New York Islanders. For the 31st time this season, the Red Wings gave up the first goal of the game. Just under four minutes into the game the Islanders took the early lead as Josh Bailey scored.
This was a back and forth game. The Islanders led 2-1 after the first. Darren Helm and Anthony Mantha would give the Red Wings the lead midway through the second. John Tavares would tie the game up but Henrik Zetterberg would give the Red Wings the lead again just 23 seconds later.
The Red Wings led after the second period 4-3. They led all of the third until the last two minutes. With just over two minutes left Jason Chimera tied the game when the Red Wings turned the puck over right in front of Petr Mrazek.
This had the makings of another heartbreaking loss but thankfully Danny DeKeyser would show off some pinball skills as he scored the winning goal.
DeKeyser’s shot hit not one but two Islanders players so the Red Wings got a much needed break. The Red Wings ended up winning the game 5-4.
Tonight, they head to Nashville to face the Nashville Predators. The Red Wings should be getting back Brendan Smith tonight. Smith has been out since January 4th and was arguably one of the Red Wings best defensemen before he got hurt. Getting him back will be big for this team. The Predators are currently third in the Central Division but have alternated to wins and losses the last four games. They won their last game 2-0 against the Oilers on Thursday.
The Red Wings look to sweep the season series tonight against the Predators. They beat Nashville 5-3 at the Joe back in October.
Here is all the important information for tonight’s game:
Detroit Red Wings (21-21-9) at Nashville Predators (25-18-8)
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