The best part of Game 3 was a Red Wings goal. Pavel Datsyuk came charging behind the Nashville net, chopped his stick like a Benihana chef -- swick-swick -- stole the puck from Roman Josi, then spun and tucked it in for a score. I think he made stir-fry as well.

The worst part of Game 3 was also a Red Wings goal. Late in the second period, Johan Franzen, after a mad Detroit skirmish near the Nashville net, took a loose puck and fired it in. The red light lit. But so did the blue light. And when the smoke cleared, blue beat red by about a tenth of a second. A goal that would have tied the game was ruled never a goal at all.

It turned out to be the Wings' best shot at tying this game. Instead, they lost, 3-2, and trail the series, 2-1.