Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) blocks a shot by Nashville Predators forward Gabriel Bourque (57) in the first period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series on Friday, April 13, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn.
Head over heels
Kings center Mike Richards gets tripped up here, but he has been a major thorn in Vancouver's side thus far, doing a number of little things to help the team shock the hockey world by going up 2-0 on the Canucks.
Canucks forward Manny Malholtra and Kings forward Anze Kopitar let their momentum get the better of them as they battle for a faceoff during the first period of Game 2. L.A. went on to win 4-2 to take a 2-0 lead in the series.
Vancouver has had a heck of a time getting pucks past Jonathan Quick. They'll need to figure out how to reverse that in a hurry, or the Presidents' Trophy winners will exit the Stanley Cup playoffs in a hurry.
Pittsburgh's Jordan Staal didn't see a lot of ice time, but he did manage to get in three hits. This was one of his better ones.
The Flyers have scored a dozen goals in the first two games of this series.
Race is on
Flyers center Claude Giroux skates with the puck ahead of Penguins left wing Steve Sullivan during the first period. Giroux scored three times for the Flyers.
No love lost
What can be better than watching the rival Flyers and Penguins square off in Round 1 of the playoffs? Even though Philadelphia has the upper hand, don't be surprised if this series goes the distance. NHLI via Getty ImagesGregory Shamus
Pittsburgh Penguins fans pose for a photo before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins. After having lost Game 1 at home, this is a must-win for the Penguins. Getty ImagesJustin K. Aller
Right back atcha
After Henrik Zetterberg received what some consider a cheap shot at the end of Game 1, the Red Wings were itching to retaliate a bit. They ended up doing just that, both on the ice and on the scoreboard.
The White stuff
Red Wings defenseman Ian White is congratulated after opening the scoring of Game 2 on a pretty move against the Nashville Predators.
'How good is he?
Red Wings defenseman Brad Stuart and Predators right-winger Patric Hornqvist sprawl on the ice after Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard blocks a shot. Howard had a fantastic game and made a number of key saves that may have changed the momentum of the game.
Todd Bertuzzi didn't make much of an impact for the Red Wings in Game 2, other than drawing a five-minute major for fighting in the second period. Getty ImagesFrederick Breedon
Mike Fisher of the Nashville Predators collides with Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings, who evened the series and tilted home ice in their favor by winning Game 2 3-2. NHLI via Getty ImagesJohn Russell
The Panthers dropped Game 1, but they did give themselves some momentum to build on, falling just one goal short of completing the comeback after trailing 3-0 after the first period.
Look behind you
Panthers right wing Kris Versteeg scores a goal, and looked like it would be a Devils rout early turned into a nailbiter. New Jersey hung on for a 3-2 win to go up 1-0 in the series.
New Jersey Devils fans cheer while Head Coach Peter DeBoer of the New Jersey Devils looks up at the scoreboard during a break in the action against the Florida Panthers in Game 1. The Devils jumped out to a 3-0 lead, and hung on for a 3-2 win. NHLI via Getty ImagesEliot J. Schechter
New Jersey Devils center Ryan Carter scores a goal to put the Devils up 3-0 after one period, but Florida began to creep back into the game in the second.
Goaltender Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils dives to stops a shot by Florida's Wojtek Wolski. The Devils did a good job giving Brodeur an early 3-0 first period lead. Getty ImagesJoel Auerbach
No, this isn't a replay of the Vancouver riot. Fans of the Nashville Predators were allowed to have some fun taking swings at a Red Wings painted car on the plaza before Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. NHLI via Getty ImagesJohn Russell
Punch your tickets
Dedicated Panthers fans Matt Tomlinson and Luke Tomlinson show off their playoff tickets for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the New Jersey Devils. Getty ImagesJoel Auerbach