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Predators Vs. Red Wings, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 5: Detroit Trails 1-0 On Late Goal

A late goal from Nashville Predators winger Alexander Radulov put the Detroit Red Wings in a 1-0 hole after the first period of play in Game 5 on Friday night in Music City. The Red Wings, down 3-1 in the series, need a win in order to keep the series alive.

David Legwand fed Radulov the puck from behind the net, and the second-year forward flicked it in on a wrister for his first goal of the series.

Both teams were 0-2 on the power play. Jimmy Howard stopped nine of 10 shots for Detroit. Predators goalie Pekka Rinne was perfect against eight shots from the Red Wings.

The Red Wings are trying to prevent a first-round elimination, something that has not happened since 2006.

You can watch Radulov's goal below.

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