Here is my opinion, stories, and stats on the game. This is a continued story from Jake Old’s.
Predators lose 2-1 against the Red Wings
Nashville Scratches: #8 D Jack Hillen and #75 D Hal Gill
Detroit Scratches: #21 C Tomas Tatar, #22 D Mike Commodore and #35 G Jimmy Howard
How To Beat The Goalie
The starting goalie, as mentioned earlier, was Joey MacDonald. Here is what I wrote in the preview.
Joey MacDonald isn’t too well at handling the puck. Expect him not to leave his crease much this game. That affects the defense too and helps the Predators’ forecheckers. Due to limited video, I can’t be too sure on this, but MacDonald seems to be weaker on his right side (blocker) than his left side. I am talking about the whole, left side, not just the blocker area.
In the one goal that was scored by Nashville, the goal was on the blocker side of MacDonald. The goal was from Nick Spaling and I guess he was listening to Mitch Korn. (That is if Korn said that in the player meeting.)
The Detroit Red Wings Players To Watch:
Goals and Assists of the Game
Johan Franzen – Bertuzzi and Datsyuk at 12:44 in the 1st
Nick Spaling – Tootoo at 14:58 in the 2nd
Pavel Datsyuk – Zetterberg and Lidstrom at 19:54 in the 3rd
My Three Stars of the Game
1. Pavel Datsyuk with a GWG and Assist
2. Pekka Rinne with 29 saves
3. Joey MacDonald with 20 saves