Predators Eliminate Red Wings
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The Nashville Predators sent the Detroit Red Wings packing on Friday night, beating them 2-1, and winning the series 4-1.
David Legwand's goal 13 seconds into the third period proved to be the game winner. The loss marked the earliest postseason exit since a six-game, first-round loss to Edmonton in 2006 for Detroit.
"It's special obviously to beat those guys," said Legwand. "Great organization, great team. They've had their fair share of wins and series wins and those types of things. So they're obviously going to (come) back strong. We're excited to get this one and move onto round two and get to see who we play now."
"When you lose 4-1 in a series, you can talk about all of the games being a one-goal game," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "To me that's not close, 4-1 is not close."
Nashville will now await the winner of the Coyotes/Blackhawks series.
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