The subtleties of Martin Erat's game sometimes make him unnoticeable on the ice.

So it was somewhat odd when the Predators forward drew a Red Wings quartet of Nicklas Lidstrom, Ian White, Jiri Hudler and goaltender Jimmy Howard on a rush in the third period.

Erat saw the crowd — as well as an open player in a white jersey in front of the Detroit net.

"I was just reading the goalie more than the players," Erat said. "I just saw that he went to the right, so I made the pass."

Erat found Kevin Klein in front for the game-winning goal — a typical Erat pass and maybe the biggest play by a skater in Tuesday's 3-1 Nashville victory.