Wings frustrated by Predators Goalie Pekka Rinne
DETROIT -- For the second-straight game, the Red Wings doubled the amount of shots of the Nashville Predators, but still ended up losing Game Four 3-1.
Now Detroit must head back to Nashville down three games to one.
The Wings' frustrations continue to mount, thanks in large part to the play of Preds' net minder Pekka Rinne.
Detroit peppered him with 41 shots Tuesday night, but only one found the back of the net.
In fact, Detroit has only gotten eight goals past him in four playoff games. Rinne is second so far in the playoffs in save percentage.
Post-game, the Wings' players said they feel they are playing well enough to win, with sustained pressure in the Nashville zone, but need to figure out Rinne and fast.
"It's every game one goal," Wings Forward Pavel Datsyuk said. "We need to score more, more on the power play, just score more.
"It's frustrating, but you've got to push passed that," Captain Nicklas Lidstrom said. "You're playing playoff hockey now, you're not going to get breaks all the time. You've got to fight for it now. We're in a tough situation, we have to go to Nashville now and win one game."
"We got to keep at them," Goalie Jimmy Howard said. "We've got to keep going and we've got to remain positive in this locker room. We just have to find a way to win one."