Facing elimination and a one-goal deficit in the second period of Game 5 against the Nashville Predators, the Detroit Red Wings battled back. A solid performance from goalie Jimmy Howard and a goal from Jiri Hudler with just over six minutes play in the second period made it a 1-1 tie heading into the third period.
Henrik Zetterberg put the puck in crease with 6:15 left in the second. Hudler was there to poke it in the net for his second goal of the series. That was one of two scoring chances for Hudler in the period, and arguably the two best scoring chances for Detroit.
Howard stopped eight shots on goal, and the Red Wings killed a Predators power play after Tomas Holmstrom was called for tripping on Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne.
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