The fourth-seeded Nashville Predators were able to get a higher seed than the Detroit Red Wings thanks in part to an awful month of March by the Wings, but with Detroit getting healthy they might have the better overall squad on the ice. They have been pretty mediocre on the road in recent times, though, which could give the Preds an advantage when it's all said and done.
The postseason at this point basically is the regular season for the Wings since they're an automatic team in it every single year, so the Wings certainly win the contest of playoff experience. They've got all sorts of guys who have been here before.
Matchup: No. 4 Nashville Predators vs. No. 5 Detroit Red Wings
Location: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
TV: Fox Sports Detroit, CNBC, CBC
Game Time: 8 p.m. ET
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