Red Wings even series with Predators at 1

Cullen returns as Predators send Stalberg to Milwaukee, place Clune on waivers (Image 1)
Cullen returns as Predators send Stalberg to Milwaukee, place Clune on waivers (Image 1)

By TERESA M. WALKER
AP Sports Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Ian White and Cory Emmerton scored in the first period, and the Detroit Red Wings got the best revenge against the Nashville Predators with a 3-2 victory Friday night that evened the opening series 1-1.

Johan Franzen also scored, and Jimmy Howard made 24 saves as the Red Wings answered Nashville defenseman Shea Weber being fined only $2,500 for smashing Henrik Zetterberg's head into the glass at the end of Game 1 on Wednesday night.

Todd Bertuzzi dropped the gloves with Weber 1:36 into the game and landed a good punch before they were separated.

Game 3 is Sunday in Detroit.

Weber and Andrei Kostitsyn scored for Nashville, which missed a chance for its first 2-0 series lead in its seventh postseason. The Predators had yet another sold-out crowd, yet the NHL's best power play in the regular season is 0 of 12 in the series.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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