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The Detroit Red Wings have tied their first-round series with the Nashville Predators.
Now, Detroit hopes playing at Joe Louis Arena is as much of an advantage as it has been lately.
The Red Wings won an NHL-high 31 home games during the regular season, including a league-record 23 straight.
Detroit will host Nashville on Saturday for Game 3 and Tuesday night for Game 4.
The Red Wings beat Nashville 3-2 Friday night after losing 3-2 in the series opener.
Detroit's Todd Bertuzzi settled a score by fighting Nashville's Shea Weber early in Game 2 and then the Red Wings went on to even the series. Weber was fined $2,500 for smashing Henrik Zetterberg's head into the glass at the end of Game 1 on Wednesday night.
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Game 1 of the Wings/Predators series ended in brutality usually only attempted by those heroes competing in the squared circle. That's why this mashup of the incident mixed with the legendary voice of the WWF WWE's Jim Ross was the next logical step for the internet to take.
Weber escaped the incident without suspension and just a fine of $2,500. He also of...
DETROIT (AP) -- Shea Weber turned boos into silence with a goal early in the first period and the Nashville Predators held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.
Henrik Zetterberg scored with just under a minute left to pull the Red Wings within one, but they couldn't tie the game to force overtime.
Weber, jeered for smashing...
The NHL has fined Nashville defenseman Shea Weber $2,500 for slamming Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg's head against the glass at the end of Game 1.
Weber was assessed a minor penalty for roughing, and the NHL announced the fine Thursday while the Predators were practicing. The league noted the fine was the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The Nashville Predators head to Detroit for Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinals with an 11 am CDT start time on Sunday morning.
Shea Weber, celebrating a goal on Friday night, says playing in Detroit brings out the best of the Predators.
It is the third time that the Predators and the Red Wings have met in the postseason. Detroit beat Nashville in the first round of the...
Very briefly (still ramping up to full speed here, sorry folks): here’s a roundup of the various Red Wings and Predators storylines from Thursday. The news regarding Shea Weber (more on it later) comes as a bit of a surprise, per the Tennessean’s Josh Cooper:
Greetings from today’s Predators practice update. Shea Weber was not suspended by the NHL for hitting Henrik Zetterberg’s...
Granted, technically this hit on Henrik Zetterberg by Shea Weber wasn't a traditional hit. It was more of a "I'm gonna fight you, Steve!" kind of move than anything else:
The reaction on Twitter was immediate and universal: "What the hell was Weber thinking?" It didn't seem to matter what team you were a fan of (disclaimer...
-Surprised the Boston-Caps game is scoreless after 1. I had expected Boston to jump out to one or two goals.
-NHL Network showing a schedule for upcoming games while the Rangers' broadcast is hyping a program on MSG Network
-Can't say I'm too surprised about Clifford's suspension versus Shea Weber getting just a fine. There have been different rules all season...
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...
It’s a 5-game series now, Bubba. Three of those games will be at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena. It’s dirty and the stairs are sticky. Working people go there and they drink cheap beer sold expensively. You have Vince Gill with a stupid t-shirt, we have a statue of the greatest hockey player in history. You have two skanks taking stupid pictures pretending to be Shea Weber...