The Predators moved on to the Western Conference semifinals by topping Detroit with a 2-1 victory Friday night to win the series in five games.
David Legwand, a native of the Detroit area, scored the game-winning goal 13 seconds into the third period, and goalie Pekka Rinne made that stand up the final 19 minutes.
''It's huge,'' Rinne said of beating the Red Wings. ''They have such a great team, great organization with a lot of history with a lot of success. It was a great chance for us to play against the Detroit Red Wings and beat them in five games. It's great. It tells something about this team. We have a lot of talent in this locker room, and (we're) having a great time playing right now.''
The Predators now get several days off. They could face third-seeded Phoenix in the second round. The Coyotes lead Chicago 3-1 in that series.