2012 NHL Playoffs, Predators Vs. Red Wings Game 5: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

April 17, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save as Detroit Red Wings left wing Drew Miller (20) and left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) look to score in the second period of game four of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Red Wings will face the Nashville Predators in an elimination Game 5 on Friday.

It's going to be a tough one for the Detroit Red Wings if they want to avoid their first elimination in the first round since way back in 2006. Back then, the Edmonton Oilers shocked the world as an eight seed en route to a Stanley Cup final appearance against the Carolina Hurricanes. This year, Detroit didn't have quite as many expectations going in as a five seed but will still be disappointed if they drop this series to a team that they had never lost to at home in the playoffs prior to this season.

Remember that in 2011, the Wings caught the San Jose Sharks sleeping on a 3-0 series lead and came back to force Game 7, so even though the Wings are facing elimination on Friday there is still some hope in Motown for a dramatic comeback. They'll have to start one in Nashville, though, and their road record over the past few months has been mediocre at best.

Match Up: No. 4 Nashville Predators vs. No. 5 Detroit Red Wings (NSH up 3-1 in series)

TV: FS Detroit, CNBC, CBC

Location: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

Scheduled Time: 8 p.m. ET

For more on the Detroit Red Wings, check out Winging It In Motown. For more on the Nashville Predators, head over to On The Forecheck. More on the NHL in general as the playoffs continue can be found over at the SB Nation dedicated NHL hub.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.