April 11, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter (20) defends Detroit Red Wings left wing Tomas HolmStrom (96) in front of Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during the second period in game one of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators beat the Red Wings 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE
The Nashville Predators look to go up 2-0 on the Detroit Red Wings in their Western Conference Quarterfinals series on Friday.
The Nashville Predators will look to maintain their home-ice advantage over the Detroit Red Wings in the Western Conference Quarterfinals with a second win in their best-of-seven series on Friday. The Predators enter the 7:30 p.m. ET game at Bridgestone Arena with a 1-0 lead over Detroit.
No. 5 Detroit Red Wings at No. 4 Nashville Predators
7:30 p.m. ET Friday -- Game 2, Western Quarterfinals | NSH leads, 1-0
National TV: CNBC, CBC | Local TV: FS Detroit, SportSouth
Nashville got that lead with a 3-2 win on Wednesday in Game 1. The Predators snuck three goals past Jimmy Howard in even-strength situations, with Gabriel Bourque netting two, and the Red Wings never led. If Nashville can get another strong showing from their offense, and Pekka Rinne can continue his excellent play (35 saves in Game 1), the Preds have a fantastic shot at heading to Joe Louis Arena with a 2-0 series lead.