Series villain Shea Weber opened the scoring with a power-play goal just 2:48 into the game on assists by Andrei Kostitsyn and Alexander Radulov. The goal (video below) represented Weber's second of the playoffs and the 21st of his campaign after he netted 19 in the regular season.
A nagging problem throughout the first two games, penalties continue to plague the Red Wings in Game 3, as Niklas Kronwall and Drew Miller each were sent to the box in the opening 20 minutes. Despite a narrow 11-9 lead in shot attempts, the momentum has shifted quite often between the two teams, with the difference ultimately coming on the power play. The Wings were unable to get the puck past Pekka Rinne on their only man advantage in the first and will look to beat the red-hot goaltender to tie the score in the second period.