Preds fall to Red Wings again; now down 2-0

Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 6:18pm

DETROIT _ The Detroit Red Wings kept on rolling in their opening round Stanley Cup Playoff Series Saturday, easing past the Nashville Predators 4-2 to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series.

The Red Wings took an early 2-0 lead when Darren McCarty scored in the first period and Nick Lidstrom scored early in the second period.

Nashville bounced back, getting goals from Alexander Radulov and Jordin Tootoo in the second period to tie the game, but Detroit got a second-period goal from Kris Draper and a Tomas Sandstrom goal in the third period for the final margin.

Dan Ellis stopped 34 shots for the Predators, while Dominik Hasek made 25 saves for the Red Wings.

The series shifts to Nashville for Game 3 on Monday.

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By: twentyfour on 12/31/69 at 6:00

The name is Tomas Holmstrom. Get your facts straight.

By: TITAN1 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

It's not over until the fat lady sings, frank brown, you better not be singing , yet!

By: frank brown on 12/31/69 at 6:00

two more to go! P.S. Titan1 I am not singing at all. I would like for the Predators to win. It seems like they always play a better team in the first round of the playoffs.

By: TITAN1 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

At least they get to the playoffs!

By: frank brown on 12/31/69 at 6:00

I agree.

By: Cowboy84 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

I don't know much about coaching in hockey but I know Trotz's record in the playoffs is 4-14 and 0-9 on the road, and if Fisher had that record you would see the moving trucks in front of his house.