Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/15/12
Defenseman Shea Weber and Kevin Klein scored goals and netminder Pekka Rinne made them stand up with 41 saves as the visiting Nashville Predators beat the Red Wings 3-2 for their first-ever playoff win in Detroit.

Sergei Kostitsyn added a late goal and Rinne withstood a 19-shot, third-period onslaught to give the Predators a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference quarterfinal series.

Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg scored for the Red Wings, who had a potential tying goal disallowed when it failed to beat the buzzer by two-tenths of a second at the end of second period.

Nashville had been 0 for 6 for the postseason at Joe Louis Arena but grabbed the early lead on Weber's first-period power-play tally and never relinquished it against the league's best home team during the regular season.

Ahead 1-0 courtesy of Weber's goal at 2:48 of the opening period, Klein doubled the lead at the 3:50 mark of the middle session.

Taking a feed from Martin Erat, Klein blew by Brad Stuart and whipped a shot that beat Jimmy Howard high to the glove side at 3:50.

Datsyuk got the Red Wings back in the contest with a brilliant individual effort. With the teams playing 4-on-4, Datsyuk stole the puck from Roman Josi behind the net and tucket it past a surprised Rinne at the 15-minute mark.

The biggest moment came as time expired in the second period, when Johan Franzen's apparent tying goal crossed the line just after the clock hit 0:00.

Detroit pressed for the equalizer in the third period, outshooting Nashville 12-0 in the first nine minutes, but Kostitsyn made it 3-1 by snapping a wrister past Howard with 3:30 to play.

That allowed Nashville to survive Zetterberg's tally with 51.9 seconds to play and take a 2-1 lead into Tuesday's Game 4 in Detroit.
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