Mike Babcock's plan to abandon his goalie rotation in the Stanley Cup playoffs was short-lived.
Dominik Hasek, who started Detroit's first four games of a Western Conference quarter-final against Nashville, was told by the Red Wings coach on Thursday he would be sitting for Game 5.
Instead, Chris Osgood will get the call at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit after stopping all 13 shots he faced in relief of Hasek in a 3-2 loss Wednesday in Nashville.
The Predators beat Hasek three times on 14 shots in Game 4 to even the first-round series at two games apiece.
"Very disappointed," Hasek told the Detroit News. "Last 60 minutes is the worst hockey I've played in my life. I have nothing to say about it. It's terrible. I feel very bad about myself."
Osgood appeared in 43 regular-season games and Hasek in 41, but Babcock had planned only to play the six-time Vezina Trophy winner in the post-season.
Both goaltenders have plenty of playoff experience. Osgood was in net when the Red Wings won the Stanley Cup in 1998, with Hasek a starter for Detroit's championship team four years later.