NHL Game Summary - Detroit at Nashville |
(Friday, January 6th)
Final Score: Detroit 3, Nashville 1
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Nicklas Lidstrom scored a pair of goals to
guide Detroit past the Nashville Predators, 3-1, at Gaylord Entertainment
Jason Williams also lit the lamp while Robert Lang had two assists for the Red
Wings, who have won seven of their last eight contests.
Goaltender Manny Legace, playing in just his second game since sitting out
more than a month with a knee sprain, recorded 29 saves to pick up back-to-
"Lidstrom's all right. We'll keep him," Legace said. "We'd be lost without
Vernon Fiddler had the lone goal for Nashville, which has dropped five of six.
Kimmo Timonen and Paul Kariya assisted on the tally, while netminder Tomas
Vokoun turned away 33 shots in the loss.
This was the first meeting between the teams since November 21 in Detroit,
when Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer suffered a seizure and collapsed on
the bench during the first period.
Fiddler scored the only goal of the first period on the power play to put
Nashville in front, as his wrister from the point found its way past Legace at
the 13:55 mark.
The Red Wings evened the score at 1-1 with 2:44 remaining in the second on
Lidstrom's first goal of the night, which also came on the power play.
Detroit then went on top two minutes into the final frame on a tally from
Williams. Mikael Samuelsson worked the puck along the right boards before
dishing down low to Williams, who moved in front before backhanding a shot
"Jason was all by himself. A breakdown like that decides the game," Vokoun
The Red Wings built a two-goal cushion on a power-play goal with 6:53 left in
the contest, as Lidstrom's slap shot from the point made its way through heavy
traffic in front and past a screened Vokoun.
The November 21 game, which Nashville led 1-0, was suspended and will be
completed on January 23...The Red Wings are an impressive 14-4-2 on the road
this season, while Nashville is 16-5-0 on home ice...Detroit has won four
straight over the Predators.
01/06 23:56:32 ET