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Saturday, 12 April 2008 20:10
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 DETROIT (AP) -Kris Draper's tiebreaking goal went off an opponent, Nick Lidstrom scored when one of his teammates could've been called for a penalty and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Nashville Predators 4-2 Saturday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
In Game 1, the Red Wings took advantage of what appeared to be good fortune when offsides wasn't called just before they scored the game-winning goal.
Detroit's Dominik Hasek made 25 saves and Dan Ellis had 34 for the Predators in the second playoff game of his career.
Darren McCarty added to his comeback story, putting the Red Wings ahead 1-0 early in the game by scoring off a rebound.
Canadiens 3, Bruins 2, OT
MONTREAL (AP) - Alex Kovalev scored a power-play goal 2:30 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
Montreal has won 13 in a row against Boston, which claimed just one point - a shootout loss - out of a possible 16 in losing eight regular-season games against the Canadiens this season. Game 3 is Sunday night in Boston.
Roman Hamrlik scored late in the first and Canadiens rookie Sergei Kostitsyn scored his second goal in as many playoff games 1:30 into the middle period to put Montreal up 2-0.
The Bruins tied it at 2 midway through the third on David Krejci's first playoff goal after Peter Schaefer drew Boston within 2-1 earlier in the period.
Stars 5, Ducks 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mike Modano and Brad Richards scored 55 seconds apart in the third period to lift the Dallas Stars to a 2-0 series lead over the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Modano scored on a slap shot from the blue line during a power play at 5:47. Shortly afterward, Richards wristed a shot from the right circle between Jean-Sebastien Giguere's pads.
Mike Ribeiro had a goal and two assists for the Stars, who regained control after the Ducks rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie it in the second period. Loui Eriksson capped the scoring with 5:24 left to play after assisting on Richards' goal.
The best-of-seven series shifts to Dallas for games Tuesday and Thursday.
 

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