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Red Wings 7 points out of playoffs after topping Islanders

Detroit travels to Nasvhille for 2nd in back-to-back games

Brendan Smith of the Detroit Red Wings tries to stay in front of James Neal of the Nashville Predators during the third period at Joe Louis Arena on October 21, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won 5-3. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Brendan Smith of the Detroit Red Wings tries to stay in front of James Neal of the Nashville Predators during the third period at Joe Louis Arena on October 21, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won 5-3. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Detroit Red Wings will need a long winning streak if they want to consider a visit postseason. 

Detroit was able to come out on top, 5-4, in Friday night's back-and-forth game against the New York Islanders.

Here's the winning goal from Danny DeKeyser:

Could this be the start of a run the team needs to salvage the season?

The Red Wings are traveling to Nashville for a game against the Predators Saturday night. Defenseman Brendan Smith, who has been out of the lineup sprained right knee, is expected to be activated for Saturday's game against the Predators. The teams last met Oct. 21 when the Red Wings won 5-3 in Detroit. 

 

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