NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Reasons the Red Wings Will Come Up Short

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NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Reasons the Red Wings Will Come Up Short
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The Detroit Red Wings fell to the Nashville Predators again on Sunday, and now trail in the series two games to one. Going in to Game 4 on Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena, the Wings need to make some serious changes to silence the critics after yet another weak performance in Game 3. 

Whether it's lack of offense, too many penalties, or the fact that Nashville matches up extremely well against them—the Detroit Red Wings very well might be facing a rare first-round knockout from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

The Wings surely had an amazing regular season and stormed into the playoffs as one of the top contenders for the Cup as usual, but Shea Weber and the Nashville Predators have hinted that it's either time for vintage Red-Wing hockey, or it's time to go home. 

Here are the five reasons why the Detroit Red Wings will come up short in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

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