Kris Draper's tiebreaking goal went off an opponent, Nick Lidstrom scored when one of his teammates could've been called for a penalty and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Nashville Predators 4-2 today to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. In Game 1, the Red Wings took advantage of what appeared to be good fortune when offsides wasn't called just before they scored the game-winning goal.
Nashville general manager David Poile was critical of the officiating in both games while talking to reporters between the second and third periods. The eighth-seeded Predators can only hope the calls and bounces go their way Monday in Game 3 against the NHL's top-seeded team. Detroit's Dominik Hasek made 25 saves and Dan Ellis had 34 for the Predators in the second playoff game of his career.