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Red Wings Vs. Predators, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 2: Todd Bertuzzi Drops Gloves, Detroit Takes 2-0 Lead In 1st Period

The Detroit Red Wings hit the ice fired up for Game 2 of their playoff series against the Nashville Predators. The Red Wings scored twice in the first period to jump out to a 2-0 lead as they look to even the series after Nashville won the opening game on Wednesday.

Red Wings tough guy Todd Bertuzzi wasted no time seeking out Shea Weber to exact a pound of flesh for the Wings (see below). Weber smashed Henrik Zetterberg's head into the glass after punching him in the back of the head in Game 1. Weber received only a $2,500 fine for his actions. Bertuzzi dropped the gloves a minute and a half into the game.

Winning is the best revenge of all, and Detroit scored twice in the period to build an early lead over the Predators. Ian White put a long wrister into the back of the net right before the nine-minute mark. White was assisted by Tomas Holmstrom and Drew Miller. With less than four minutes to play in the first period, Cory Emmerton scored an unassisted goal to make it 2-0.

Jimmy Howard stopped all five Nashville shots on goal. Predators goalie Pekka Rinne stopped six of eight shots.

Check out Cory Emmerton's goal here.

For more on the Detroit Red Wings, check out Winging It In Motown. For more on the Nashville Predators, check out On The Forecheck. For more on the NHL as the playoffs continue, check the SB Nation NHL hub.