NHL Game Summary - Detroit at Nashville |
(Thursday, February 9th)
Final Score: Detroit 3, Nashville 2
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Mathieu Schneider scored the eventual game-
winner late in the third period as the Detroit Red Wings rallied from two
goals down to upend the Nashville Predators, 3-2, in the second installment of
a home-and-home at Gaylord Entertainment Center.
Kris Draper and Robert Lang lit the lamp as well for Detroit, which also
defeated Nashville 6-0 Wednesday and has now won five games in a row. Manny
Legace stopped 32 saves in net.
"We weathered the storm," said Draper.
Scott Hartnell and Paul Kariya both had goals while Tomas Vokoun turned away
42 shots for the Predators, who have lost three straight.
The game remained tied at 2-2 for nearly a full 20 minutes until Detroit
finally went on top with 6:31 to play in regulation. Veteran Steve Yzerman
controlled the puck in the zone before dropping a pass back to Schneider. The
defenseman then moved in between the circles and snapped a wrister that found
room in the left side of the net.
Legace kept the Predators off the board the rest of the way to preserve the
Nashville drew first blood 5:35 into the first, as Hartnell finished off a
crisp passing sequence by burying Yanic Perreault's cross-ice feed from the
left circle into the back of the net.
The Red Wings gained a 5-on-3 advantage midway through the frame but were
unable to cash in. The Predators made them pay moments later.
Just seconds before Detroit's power play was set to expire Schneider was
called for a high-stick, setting up a man-advantage for Nashville. Legace
immediately came under attack and turned away the first couple offerings, but
Kariya ultimately punched a rebound putback over the fallen netminder to make
"It's just frustrating that we didn't put them away when we had the chance,"
Detroit fought back with a pair of goals, however, to send the game into the
final period knotted at 2-2.
Lang netted his 16th tally of the season 11:44 into the second, and Draper
followed with an even-strength goal of his own less than two minutes later to
pull the Red Wings even.
Legace was coming in off of back-to-back shutouts. He now has 101 career
wins...The Predators are 21-6-1 at home...Detroit is 19-5-3 mark on the
road...The Red Wings, who have won their last three trips to the Music City,
are 13-7-4 in the past 24 matchups.
02/10 00:11:27 ET