Red Wings forward Johan Franzen already is showing signs of a tough first-round series against the Predators.
Franzen was sporting a dark mark under his right eye, courtesy of an elbow from Mike Fisher early in the Wings' 3-2 win Friday in Game 2.
Franzen was whistled for cross-checking at 1:36, while Fisher got away with the elbow to Franzen's face.
"It's getting a little old," Franzen said Saturday at his locker stall at Joe Louis Arena. "I guess you have to go down and scream loud to get penalties. I don't know.
"You usually do something back if you get an elbow in the nose. You're not too happy about it. You try to get the other guy, and if the referee only sees what I do and not what they do, you're going to get called."
Red Wings' Johan Franzen retaliates for elbow in face
Detroit Free Press | Apr 15