The 2003-04 season series between the Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings had several memorable chapters, and the feud boiled over into a terrific six-game Stanley Cup playoff series. After a fight-filled win in Nashville and an historic come-from-behind win in the Motor City, the third head-to-head meeting between these Central Division rivals was highlighted by a 21-save effort from goalie Tomas Vokoun and a third-period goal by then-rookie defenseman Dan Hamhuis in front of a sellout crowd at the Sommet Center.
Ten seconds after emerging from the penalty box, Hamhuis scored his first career game-winning goal against Detroit netminder Curtis Joseph.
``I just came down the middle of the ice to support and play defense,'' Hamhuis said. ``The puck squirted out. I noticed that their one defenseman was down, so it's a two-on-one with David Legwand
. As I skated on the ice, their defenseman slid over and gave me a lot of room on that side. I took a shot, and it went in.''
The shutout was the 18th in franchise history, and the Predators’ first against the Red Wings.