DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Red Wings fall to the Nashville Predators 3-1 Tuesday night and go down 3-1 in the best of 7 series in the first-round Western Conference playoff series.
As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – the game was scoreless through two periods – and Gabriel Bourque put the Predators on the board just minutes into the third period.
Juri Hudler scored about 90 seconds later for the Red Wings to even the score at one -all.
Kevin Klein scored a go-ahead goal 6:25 into the third period and Pekka Rinne made 40 saves, lifting the Nashville Predators to the win.
“We’ve just got to concentrate on one game at a time, ” said Wings goalie Jimmy Howard.
The Predators can eliminate Detroit in Game 5 on Friday night in Nashville.
Predators rookie Gabriel Bourque broke a scoreless tie 1:55 into the third period. Detroit’s Niklas Kronwall tied it 1:19 later with a power-play goal that was waved off on the ice but reversed by video review.
The Red Wings pulled goalie Jimmy Howard to add an extra skater with 1:31 left, but had to put him back in the net because Zetterberg was called for high-sticking with 55.8 seconds left. David Legwand’s power-play goal sealed the win with 39 seconds left.
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