Red Wings Vs. Predators, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 4: Nashville Takes Big Series Lead With 3-1 Win

The Detroit Red Wings have a big hill to climb. David Legwand's late power-play goal sealed the win for the Nashville Predators in Game 4, and the Wings now trail the best-of-seven series three games to one.

It's safe to say it was a pretty fluky goal. Sergei Kostitsyn had the puck along the boards and was covered tight by two Red Wings players. Dan Cleary was there to pick up the puck when it squirted free from the puck battle along the boards, but when he turned around and tried to move up ice, all Legwand had to do was tap it off Cleary's stick to beat goalie Jimmy Howard.

The Predators were lucky to come out on top with the 3-1 victory. Pekka Rinne was fantastic, making 40 saves for Nashville in earning the win. But, well ... he had to make 40 saves, and by comparison, Nashville only put 17 shots on goal. Detroit completely controlled possession throughout the game, but the Predators were extremely opportunistic in capitalizing on their own chances.

Stick with SBNation.com for full Red Wings vs. Predators series coverage. For more from the Detroit perspective, check in with Winging It In Motown and SB Nation Detroit. For more from the Nashville perspective, check in with On The Forecheck.

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