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Memorable Moments in Preds/Wings Series History

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
Oct. 21, 1998: Mike Dunham made a franchise-best 52 saves in a stellar display of goaltending at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

Dec. 23, 1998: With an ice storm settling over the Music City outside, the Predators beat Detroit for the first time in franchise history, 5-3.

In dramatic fashion on Oct. 19, 2000, Cliff Ronning scored in overtime to lift Nashville to its first win at Joe Louis Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings.

Oct. 30, 2003: Deemed "Fight night at Bridgestone Arena," a brawl erupts between Nashville and Detroit, highlighted by Adam Hall squaring off with future Hall-of-Famers Chris Chelios and Brendan Shanahan. Nashville gets the last laugh, winning 5-3.

In possibly the best comeback in team history, the Predators scored three goals in the third period to defeat Detroit 4-3 on Nov. 8, 2003, sparking the run to their first-ever playoff berth.

April 7, 2004 will forever be remembered as the day the Predators played their first playoff game. Adam Hall kicked off the series vs. the Red Wings with a goal just :16 into the game.

In front of a deafening sellout crowd at the Bridgestone Arena on April 11, 2004, the Predators shock Detroit, 3-1, for the first postseason victory in franchise history.

Two days after recording their first playoff win, Tomas Vokoun blanks the Red Wings for the first playoff shutout to even the best-of-seven series at 2-2.

On Feb. 15, 2007, the Predators shocked the hockey world by acquiring Peter Forsberg. Nine days later, he scored the overtime game winner against the Detroit Red Wings.
Nashville made its fourth consecutive playoff appearance in 2008, and gave the eventual Stanley Cup champs a run for their money, scoring the game-tying and game-winning goals in a nine-second span in 5-3 victory in Game Three, then chasing future Hall-of-Famer Dominik Hasek from the net in a 3-2 victory in Game Four to knot the series at 2-2.

Feb. 28, 2009: Nashville unleashes the fury with five first-period goals en route to an 8-0 victory over the Red Wings, the largest margin of victory in franchise history.

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