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Story of Preds' win not in box score

Updated: April 18, 2012, 10:17 AM ET
By Craig Custance | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock held the printed box score in his hands, shaking it slightly as he drove home his point.

Everything on the stat sheet suggested a lopsided Red Wings win. They outshot the Nashville Predators 41-17. They outhit them 28-20. They were dominant in the faceoff circle, winning 58 percent of their draws. They drew seven penalties and, until the third period, played a pretty mistake-free game.

And it wasn't just the stats that suggested dominance. ...

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