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Babcock: No Detroit Penalties In Game 2 Vs Preds

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Head Coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings. (File Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

Head Coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings. (File Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

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TERESA M. WALKER,AP Sports Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Detroit coach Mike Babcock says he worked out any ill feelings over Nashville defenseman Shea Weber being fined for slamming Henrik Zetterberg’s head into the glass at the end of Game 1.

The coach did it by going for a hard run Thursday.

Babcock has enough to worry about losing Darren Helm for the playoffs with a sliced forearm and trying to avoid an 0-2 hole in the first round against Nashville.

A hard-fought series was expected between these Central Division teams, and the Predators stoked the rivalry Wednesday with a 3-2 win marked by 17 combined penalties between the NHL’s least penalized teams.

Babcock says his Red Wings will not take penalties Friday night in Game 2, and Nashville coach Barry Trotz promises his team will harness emotions better.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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