Thoughts on Game 30 (2-1 win in Nashville)
-- Pavel Datsyuk had a great faceoff night, winning 15-of-22 (68 percent).
-- Aaron Downey was whistled for interference ... after Tomas Kopecky's goal. How can you interfere after a goal? I didn't get to ask Downey after the game what the officials told him. I'll have to remember to ask Downey this week.
-- This was the second straight road game that coach Mike Babcock went with Nicklas Lidstrom-Andreas Lilja and Niklas Kronwall-Brian Rafalski pairings on defense. But he doesn't at home. There must be a matchup that he's getting out of that switch with the other team having last change. I have to figure that one out.
-- It's also the second straight road game that Babcock has split up Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg.
-- Datsyuk has been on the ice for nine even-strength Detroit goals in the last five games.
-- Chris Mason sat the bench for Nashville, but he wasn't supposed to. Mason was quite sick with the flu and a third goalie was sent for but didn't arrive in time for the game.
-- Funny quote from Chris Osgood about David Legwand pushing into him on Nashville's goals ... "He slid into me but he said Nick (Lidstrom) pushed him. I find that hard to believe because Nick never does anything wrong like that. I know that. That happens. He was driving the net and trying to score. He just slid off his stick. He didn't mean to do it, but still."
-- This was just the sixth time this season that Detroit was held to two goals or fewer. That's 20 percent of the Wings' games. Last season, Detroit was held to two or fewer goals in 39 percent of its games.