The returns of Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Holmstrom didn't help the Red Wings offense much against Nashville and Pekka Rinne.
Rinne allowed just one goal on 35 shots in a 4-1 win on Wednesday, sending Detroit to its third loss in five games. Detroit is just 5-5-0 over its last ten constests.
Things don't get much better for Detroit tonight, as they visit Boston in an Original Six showdown. Boston features one of the top goaltending tandems in the leauge in Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask, the latter of which is expected to start tonight in net.
Detroit will go with Jimmy Howard, who got yanked from his last start after giving up four goals on 16 shots.
Who to watch
Pavel Datsyuk, Red Wings- He scored a goal in his return game on Monday and has shown no signs of rust.
Tuuka Rask, Bruins- Netminders have had their way with the Red Wings of late. Let's see if Rask is up to the challenge.