Found April 12, 2012 on Fox Sports Tennessee:
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NASHVILLE Predators coach Barry Trotz had better keep his fingers crossed. His team barely survived the absence of one of its top three defensemen the injured Hal Gill -- on Wednesday in Game 1 of his team's Western Conference Quarterfinal series with Detroit. If Trotz has a talisman, now would be a good time to stroke it and hope he can conjure some positive mojo because the Preds are at risk of losing another and even more important defenseman All-Star and captain Shea Weber. The good news is that the Preds won Game 1 3-2 for their first ever series lead in three postseason meetings with Detroit, one of the NHL's perennial powers. The bad news is that Weber received a roughing penalty at 20:00 of the third period that could land him in the crosshairs of the league's department of player safety. Replays show Weber, 6-foot-4, 232 pounds, grabbing the head of Detroit center Henrik Zetterberg, one of the Wings' most skilled players and much smaller than Weber at...
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