Originally written on Hockey Fan Land  |  Last updated 10/18/14
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 On Friday night, the Nashville Predators became the first team to advance to round 2 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Preds beat their division rival Red Wings 2-1 in an elimination Game 5. Detroit native and career Nashville Predator, David Legwand scored the series winner 13 seconds into the final frame. 'Since entering the NHL in 1998 as a member of the Central Division, Nashville has measured itself against Detroit, the League’s dominant franchise during the last two decades. For the first time, in 2011-12 as the No. 4 seed in the West, Nashville finished ahead of the Red Wings in the standings -- and for the first time in three Stanley Cup Playoff meetings, they ousted their division rival." NHL.com The victory marked the earliest playoff exit for the Detroit Red Wings since their lost to the Edmonton Oilers in the opening round of 2006. So, how did the Predators beat the mighty Red Wings? Simple, by playing their system of solid defensive hockey that is overlook...
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