Grimaldi scores 4 goals as Predators rout Red Wings 7-1
Grimaldi scored four goals to tie a team record and lead the Nashville Predators over the Detroit Red Wings 7-1 on Thursday. “Rocco was flying obviously in the first period,” Nashville coach John Hynes said. “I just thought we had too many no-shows tonight,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. OFFENSIVE STRUGGLESThe Red Wings have scored just once during their three-game slide. WHAT’S NEXTThe Red Wings return home to host Columbus on Saturday and Sunday.
Rocco Grimaldi scores four as Red Wings whipped by Nashville
The Detroit Red Wings’ recent offensive struggles were overshadowed Thursday by a plethora of defensive mistakes during a disastrous first period -- and a huge night from Rocco Grimaldi. The Nashville Predators scored four goals in rapid-fire fashion barely eight minutes into the game, three of them by Grimaldi, and went on to defeat Detroit 7-1 at Bridgestone Arena. The Red Wings (10-20-4) have lost three in a row, allowing a season-high seven goals for the third time this season. It cut Nashville’s lead to 4-1 and gave the Red Wings a bit of momentum and some hope that they could get back into the game in the second period. After Calvin Pickard replaced Greiss, Grimaldi capped the hat trick at 8:08, converting a pass from Erik Haula on a three-on-two break.mlive.com
Bernier returns, Glendening has goal and 2 assists, Red Wings beat Predators
Luke Glendening had a goal and two assists, Jonathan Bernier made 21 saves and the Red Wings beat the Nashville Predators 4-2 on Saturday night. Robby Fabbri, Adam Erne and Anthony Mantha also scored to help Detroit snap a two-game losing streak and improve to 4-10-0. “We’ve played pretty good games in a row since we got embarrassed against Tampa,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. The Predators beat Detroit 3-2 on Thursday night for their only victory in five games. Thomas Greiss has the other victory for the Red Wings this season.