Zetterberg Leads Wings Over Predators

Hasek stops 19 of 20 as Detroit takes Game 1 of West's 1-8 matchup
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 10, 2008 10:15 PM CDT
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Andreas Lilja (3), of Sweden, is checked by Nashville Predators winger Brandon Bochenski (24) in the third period.   (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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(Newser) – Henrik Zetterberg broke a tie at 6:54 of the third period and added an empty-net goal, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night in the postseason opener for both teams. Dominik Hasek, playing in his 116th playoff game, made 19 saves for the top-seeded Wings.

Dan Ellis stopped 37 shots for the Predators before being pulled with just over a minute left. Detroit's Johan Franzen scored in the first period and Nashville's Jordin Tootoo tied it late in the second. Game 2 in the best-of-seven series is Saturday in Detroit.