Things are heating up heading into the deciding period, and the Detroit Red Wings trail 2-1 after 40 minutes in Sunday's playoff game with the Nashville Predators.
The Wings nearly tied the score 2-2 in the final seconds of the period, but a replay review (photographic evidence here) showed that time had expired before a Detroit shot crossed the goal line. Pavel Datsyuk scored on a quick reaction goal earlier to cut Detroit's deficit in half (video below), as the Wings played strong down the stretch to take a good deal of momentum into the locker room.
Kevin Klein beat goalie Jimmy Howard early in the second period to expand Nashville's lead to 2-0 before Detroit eventually roared back with a 2-1 series deficit staring them in the face. The Wings still lead overall in shot attempts 24-18, but they have committed six penalties and continue to be limited by chronic whistles.