DETROIT, April 12 (UPI) -- Dominik Hasek made 15 first-period saves Saturday, helping Detroit beat Nashville 4-2 for a 2-0 lead in their NHL Western Conference quarterfinal series.
The 43-year-old Hasek, who stopped 25 of 27 shots, raised his playoff record to 65-47 in 112 career playoff games. Hasek helped the Red Wings claim their last Stanley Cup title in 2002.
While Hasek thwarted the Predators, Darren McCarty scored at 2:26 of the first period. Detroit built a 3-2 lead when Kris Draper's goal broke a 2-2 tie with five minutes left in the second.
Tomas Holmstrom scored once with an assist.
Game 3 will be Monday night in Nashville.