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Detroit Red Wings 4, Nashville Predators 0: Dog-Gone Lousy

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The Preds were shut out for a second consecutive game as Jimmy Howard made 32 saves for Detroit.

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The Nashville Predators' offense drought continued tonight in Detroit, as the Predators lost 4-0. After being shut out by the Vancouver Canucks last night, the Preds just couldn't find the back of the net again while Detroit jumped out to an early lead and Nashville never threatened a comeback.

The loss drops Nashville to 8-6-5, and they have been shut out five times, the most in the NHL. They stand 30th in the league in scoring, at 1.95 goals per game.

On the injury front, Hal Gill left the game with a lower body injury and did not return.

The Preds host Jaromir Jagr and the Dallas Stars on Monday - find the best deals on tickets at TiqIQ!

Random Observations

I didn't even have to sit through this game, since I'm visiting family this weekend. Instead, we enjoyed a screening of Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 with the kids. Judging from what I saw on Twitter, it looks like I had the more entertaining evening!

I do have one question for you, however - if you were thrilled to see Pekka Rinne pitch two shutouts in a row recently, and were ready to proclaim him one of the best goalies in the game, then how do we view a bunch of skaters who are 30th in the league in scoring and have just been shut out twice in a row?

Boxscore - Game Summary - Event Summary

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Nashville Predators

Player Pos ES TOI Total Shots For Total Shots Against Corsi Net Zone Starts Adjusted Corsi
Martin Erat R 17:26 12 16 -4 0 -4
Rich Clune L 16:14 19 7 +12 +5 +10
Colin Wilson C 16:14 15 14 +1 +1 +1
David Legwand C 16:10 13 14 -1 0 -1
Craig Smith C 16:04 22 7 +15 +5 +13
Sergei Kostitsyn L 15:30 22 5 +17 +4 +15
Patric Hornqvist R 14:36 21 8 +13 +2 +12
Mike Fisher C 13:47 17 10 +7 0 +7
Gabriel Bourque L 12:45 17 5 +12 +1 +12
Matt Halischuk R 11:21 5 10 -5 0 -5
Nick Spaling C 10:20 3 9 -6 0 -6
Shea Weber D 20:33 22 12 +10 0 +10
Roman Josi D 19:32 19 12 +7 0 +7
Scott Hannan D 19:04 18 13 +5 +4 +3
Kevin Klein D 17:51 17 12 +5 +2 +4
Ryan Ellis D 16:08 22 10 +12 +5 +10
Jonathon Blum D 9:31 6 7 -1 +1 -1
Hal Gill D 4:07 6 4 +2 0 +2

Detroit Red Wings

Player Pos ES TOI Total Shots For Total Shots Against Corsi Net Zone Starts Adjusted Corsi
Henrik Zetterberg L 16:49 10 24 -14 -4 -12
Valtteri Filppula C 15:56 9 23 -14 -4 -12
Pavel Datsyuk C 15:55 12 17 -5 +1 -5
Daniel Cleary R 15:21 11 19 -8 +1 -8
Justin Abdelkader L 14:03 10 16 -6 +1 -6
Damien Brunner C 13:48 11 14 -3 -4 -1
Drew Miller L 11:57 7 16 -9 -3 -8
Patrick Eaves R 11:54 10 4 +6 0 +6
Jordin Tootoo R 11:29 4 15 -11 -3 -10
Joakim Andersson C 11:21 10 2 +8 0 +8
Tomas Tatar C 10:41 8 0 +8 0 +8
Cory Emmerton C 10:24 4 12 -8 -3 -7
Brian Lashoff D 21:55 13 19 -6 -1 -6
Ian White D 21:35 14 20 -6 -1 -6
Niklas Kronwall D 17:05 17 22 -5 -2 -4
Jonathan Ericsson D 16:55 17 21 -4 -2 -3
Kent Huskins D 15:11 5 17 -12 -3 -11
Jakub Kindl D 14:36 3 14 -11 -3 -10