Predators Put Red Wings On the Brink Of Elimination
(DETROIT) -- In the NHL playoffs, it doesn't matter what your regular season record was or what seed you have. Most times it comes down to which team has the best goalie. The Nashville Predators may be able to make that claim after their 3-1 win over the Red Wings.
Predators goalie Pekka Rinne was stellar in the playoffs once again, saving 40 out of 41 shots by the Red Wings. Overall, Rinne has a goals allowed average of 2.0 in the playoffs against the Red Wings in their opening round playoff series.
Because of Rinne's dominance along with some timely goal scoring, the Predators are up 3-1 and are just one more win away from advancing to the next round of the playoffs.
"We weren't very happy with the first and second," Rinne said following the win. "They had too many shots, too many scoring chances. We buckled down in the third period."
Also in the game, Gabriel Bourque scored his third goal of the series, Kevin Klein scored his second goal of the series, and David Legwand added his first goal of the series.
Game 5 will be played on Friday night.
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