Nashville’s Sergei Kostitsyn battles Detroit’s Ian White along the back boards during Tuesday’s game at Joe Louis Arena.
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• In Detroit: The visiting Nashville Predators put the Red Wings one game from first-round elimination Tuesday night with a 3-1 victory at the Joe Louis Arena. With the series returning to Nashville for Game 5 on Friday, has the last octopus been flung?
• In Sunrise, Fla.: Both starting goaltenders were yanked – Martin Brodeur for New Jersey, José Theodore for Florida – as the Panthers roared back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Devils 4-3 and take a 2-1 series lead.
• In Chicago, Coyotes’ repeat offender Raffi Torres was up to his old tricks, sending Chicago’s Marian Hossa to hospital with a high, late hit. Hossa was later released from hospital, to be kept under observation at home, and the Coyotes beat the Blackhawks 4-3 in overtime to pull ahead 2-1 in that series.
• Daily suspension roundup (seven now dispensed in a week): Pittsburgh’s Arron Asham is turfed for four games, teammate James Neal is bounced for one, Chicago’s Andrew Shaw is gone for one and Washington’s Nicklas Backstrom is gone for one.