The home-ice Nashville Predators have a 1-0 lead after one period against the Detroit Red Wings Friday night in Game 5 the opening round of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. The Predators are up 3-1 in the best-of-seven series and have a chance to eliminate their opponents and advance while on home ice.
The Predators dominated the first half of the opening period, winning the majority of faceoffs and continuing to grab possession, but had few scoring opportunities. The Red Wings regrouped late in the period and the teams began to match one another step for step.
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