(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Gabriel Bourque led the Predators to a 3-2 win on Wednesday night in Game 1 against the Red Wings.
Bourque scored twice and Paul Gaustad added one in the second period to round out the scoring for Nashville. Pekka Rinne swated away 35 shots in the win as they'll look to take a 2-0 lead on Friday night
"It was amazing," Rinne said about the playoff intensity at home. "It's unbelievable. These guys, they always have that extra gear, and for sure we try to take advantage of it."
The Red Wings were 17-21-3 on the road this season.
"Anytime you lose Game 1, especially when you're the road team, I think it's a great opportunity to win a game for sure," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "Now we just have to get refocused and we've got to win a game in here."
Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Holmstrom both scored goals on the power play in the loss for Detroit.
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