Today our around-the-league hockey notes have a full-blown case of the Saturday morning funnies.
Winging It In Motown's season-long look at correcting the stats for context continues into the 2011-12 season. Join us for an in-depth look at the Red Wings' game against the Nashville Predators on Friday
This afternoon's hockey notes lead off with an interesting bit of hockey karma, for those of you who recall the days when Jim Balsillie threatened to sweep the Nashville Predators off to Hamilton.
The race for the playoffs is drawing close to a dramatic finish, and while the Washington Capitals earned two critical points last night in their battle for 8th place in the Eastern Conference, the San Jose Sharks suffered a shutout loss at Phoenix which puts them in real danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2003.
Taking on the Detroit Red Wings is always a big game for the Nashville Predators, but tonight's battle at Joe Louis Arena carries special importance.
|- No scoring. Penalties - Todd Bertuzzi, Detroit (Tripping), :43.|
|- 1, Nashville Goal - Gabriel Bourque (6), from Jordin Tootoo and Hal Gill at 13:05. 2, Nashville Goal - Francis Bouillon (3), from Alexander Radulov at 19:27. Penalties - Paul Gaustad, Nashville (Tripping), 5:42; Nick Spaling, Nashville (Hooking), 14:04; Alexander Radulov, Nashville (Too many men/ice - bench), 16:24.|
|- 3, Nashville Goal - Alexander Radulov (2), from Andrei Kostitsyn and Pekka Rinne at 2:40. 4, Detroit Goal - Jiri Hudler (24), from Henrik Zetterberg and Jonathan Ericsson at 16:57. 5, Nashville Empty Net Goal - Shea Weber (17), from David Legwand at 19:20. Penalties - Jakub Kindl, Detroit (Interference), 10:38.|