Preview from Sunny Miami

Since the diggers are apparently taking Friday off, let’s see what the Miami Herald has to say about tonight’s game…why go to Florida for news about the Red Wings?  Because the Detroit Red Wings is apparently where updated news goes to die.

The Nashville Predators will aim for their fourth consecutive victory when they visit the Detroit Red Wings in tonight’s Central Division battle at Joe Louis Arena.

Another team coming into the Joe on the second half of back to back nights.  Let’s hope that the extra 400 some miles (the distance between Nashville and Columbus) takes more of a toll on the opponent.  Vancouver didn’t seem to mind one bit.

Detroit, which is 16-9-5 at the Joe this year, is barely clinging to a playoff spot in the West. The Red Wings, who haven’t missed the postseason since 1989-90, are eighth in the conference standings — five points behind Nashville and just one point ahead of Calgary and St. Louis.

The Red Wings have taken two of three from the Predators this season, but neither team has a big edge in the recent head-to-head series. Detroit has won six of the last 11 overall against the Predators, but Nashville has lost nine of its last 12 road games in this series.

So there you have it.  If the Wings play with heart, there’s no way they should lose to this team.  If they play like they did on Tuesday, there’s no way that they will win.

Like Micky Redmond said, and many of you will be seeing him for the first time in about a month this evening, we need to win 3 of every 5 games that we played.  Well, we’ve played 2 out of the first 5 in this set and have only taken 1 point gotten one win.

That means we need to win AT LEAST two of the next three.  It’s desperation time, boys.  You said it before and it didn’t stick. 

 Make it stick this time.