About midway through the second period the Nashville Predators were down 3-2 and on the power play. After a point shot went wide the rebound deflected off the back boards to Predators forward Bobby Butler. Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard was out of position and dove across the crease to try and make the save. The puck hit his blocker and was a crucial save to keep the Wings in the lead. The Red Wings went on to win the game 5-2 and need a win against the Dallas Stars on Saturday to clinch a playoff spot.