What now for the Red Wings? They find themselves one loss from elimination after playing two good games in a row, but both times getting outperformed by one Predator.

The NHL playoffs are as unpredictable as any sporting event comes; witness the Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks, teams many hockey analysts picked to meet in the Stanley Cup finals.

The Wings' chances of making it that far appear almost insurmountable after dropping Tuesday's Game 4, 3-1, a score that mirrors the Wings' position in this first-round series. Game 5 is in Nashville on Friday.