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Predators Beat Red Wings 3-2, Take 2-1 Series Lead

Updated: April 15, 2012 03:02 PM CDT
Teammates congratulate Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, after their 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Detroit, Sunday, April 15, 2012. (AP Photo) Teammates congratulate Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, after their 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Detroit, Sunday, April 15, 2012. (AP Photo)

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 Zetterberg's face into glass at the end of Game 1, snapped Nashville's 0-for-12 streak on the power play against the Red Wings and helped the franchise win its first playoff game against them on the road.

Detroit will need to win Tuesday night at home to avoid facing elimination in Game 5 at Nashville.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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