Detroit at Nashville (3/20/08)

Detroit had tons of chances in the first period but couldn’t capitalize. They even beat the goalie once but a Nashville player was on the goal line and slapped the puck out of the air away from the net as it was on its way in. Nashville managed to score on a lucky bounce that went off of somebody’s skate. There was nothing Hasek could have done about it.

The defensemen took matters into their own hands in the second as Kronwall, Chelios, and Rafalski all scored.  Nashville pulled their goalie after only the second goal.  Seemed a little harsh, but I can’t second guess Barry Trotz, he’s a phenomenal coach.  Hasek made some great saves on the few occasions he was called upon in the second.

It got a little chippy at the end of the period.  Nothing much came of it though.  Lilja and Fiddler looked more like they were about to make out than fight.

Nashville mounted a comeback in the third scoring two goals in quick succession.  Franzen answered with an awesome individual effort carrying the puck all around the offensive zone and then popping it in the net.

Hasek made some incredible saves as Nashville tried to come back.  Then Datsyuk took the puck on a breakaway and beat the goalie.  He added an empty netter for good measure and that put the Nashville Predators to bed.

This 6-3 win brings us to:
49-20-6
104 points

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