Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/20/12
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David Legwand scored the go-ahead goal 13 seconds into the third period and Nashville eliminated visiting Detroit in their Western Conference quarterfinal series with a 2-1 victory Friday.Alexander Radulov also scored and assisted on Legwand's game-winner as Nashville won the final three games to avenge playoff ousters at the hands of the Red Wings in 2004 and 2008.Pekka Rinne, the star of the series for the Predators, had a relatively quiet night and turned aside 21 shots as Nashville became the first team to advance to the conference semifinals.Valtteri Filppula scored the lone goal for the Red Wings, who lost both matchups at Joe Louis Arena - the first time this season Detroit had dropped back-to-back home games.The Predators got the early lead - and a positive omen - on a great play by Legwand to set up the opening goal with just under four minutes to play in the first period.Legwand pounced on a misplay by Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey behind the net and flicked a pass to ...
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