The NHL's top team now finds itself in a first-round fight. Dan Hamhuis and Shea Weber scored in 32-second span in the first period, and the Nashville Predators evened their Western Conference playoff series against the No. 1-seeded Detroit Red Wings with a 3-2 victory in Game 4 on Wednesday night.
Dan Ellis stopped 39 shots, Greg de Vries added a goal and Martin Erat had two assists as the eighth-seeded Predators grabbed a lead in the first period and never let up on the Red Wings. They even chased six-time Vezina Trophy winner Dominik Hasek at 6:35 of the second, having stopped 11 of 14 shots. Game 5 is Friday night in Detroit.