Scoring Chances for Game One between the Red Wings and Predators.
The judge has ruled, and Shea Weber will be fined $2,500 (the max allowed under the CBA) for his rough on Henrik Zetterberg last night at the end of Game One.
While there is, of course, lots to talk about coming out of last night's Stanley Cup playoff action, one interesting story line this morning pertains to the road ahead for Nashville as a hockey market.
One of the great traditions of the Stanley Cup playoffs is already underway, the debate over whether a player should be suspended for rough play.
Gabriel Bourque scored twice in his playoff debut, with Paul Gaustad getting the opening goal and five other players notching an assist each.
With just under three hours until the opening faceoff between the Predators and Red Wings, we've got a dose of afternoon hockey notes to hold you over until game time.
The reports coming out of today's morning skate before Game One between the Predators and Red Wings bring news that Detroit will get an important role player back in the lineup, while Nashville will have a decision to make just before the opening faceoff.
|- 1, Nashville Goal - Paul Gaustad, from Brandon Yip and Francis Bouillon at 6:59. Penalties - Brandon Yip, Nashville (Roughing), 1:59; Johan Franzen, Detroit (Roughing), 3:32; Gabriel Bourque, Nashville (Boarding), 8:50; Cory Emmerton, Detroit (Interference), 12:10; Jonathan Ericsson, Detroit (Tripping), 16:20; Justin Abdelkader, Detroit (Hi-sticking), 17:06.|
|- 2, Detroit Power-Play Goal - Henrik Zetterberg, unassisted at 2:29. 3, Nashville Goal - Gabriel Bourque, from Matt Halischuk at 12:29. Penalties - Roman Josi, Nashville (Cross checking), 1:10; Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit (Tripping), 4:23; Kyle Quincey, Detroit (Holding), 9:28; Martin Erat, Nashville (Roughing), 13:50; Patric Hornqvist, Nashville (Hi-sticking), 19:54.|
|- 4, Nashville Goal - Gabriel Bourque (2), from Nick Spaling and Patric Hornqvist at 11:35. 5, Detroit Power-Play Goal - Tomas Holmstrom, from Kyle Quincey and Valtteri Filppula at 17:53. Penalties - Roman Josi, Nashville (Hooking), 5:06; Jiri Hudler, Detroit (Diving), 5:06; Jack Hillen, Nashville (Interference), 14:52; Ryan Suter, Nashville (Slashing), 16:08; Martin Erat, Nashville (Holding), 19:37; Shea Weber, Nashville (Roughing), 20:00.|