NHL Game Summary - Detroit at Nashville
(Thursday, March 30th)
Final Score: Detroit 4, Nashville 2
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Brendan Shanahan scored the deciding goal and added an assist as the Detroit Red Wings scored three unanswered tallies to fight past Nashville, 4-2, at Gaylord Entertainment Center.
Steve Yzerman donated two assists and Manny Legace turned away 32 shots for Detroit, which has won nine of its last 11 overall.
Mike Sillinger and Scott Hartnell each had a goal while Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves for the Predators, who have lost four in a row. They remain in fourth place in the Western Conference standings.
Shanahan broke a 2-2 stalemate 1:42 into the final frame to put Detroit ahead for good. After an extended scrum along the left wall, Yzerman muscled the puck out and fed it to a breaking Shanahan. The left winger moved in on net alone, went to his backhand, and then punched it in glove side.
Yzerman dished out another assist with 4:06 remaining to help put the game away. The veteran center skated with the disc along the right side before sending a crisp pass into the left circle, where Jason Williams fired it into the wide open short side.
Nashville opened up the scoring at the 13:29 mark of the first period, as Sillinger released a wrister from the left circle that sailed over Legace's shoulder.
Kris Draper evened the contest less than a minute later, but Hartnell countered immediately with a deflection goal to put the Predators in front 2-1.
The Red Wings, however, struck with just 35 seconds remaining in the opening stanza on a goal from Tomas Holmstrom, who redirected Nicklas Lidstrom's offering through Vokoun's five-hole to even the contest at 2-2.
The Predators are still an impressive 27-6-1 at home, but dropped all three games against Detroit at the Gaylord Entertainment Center this season...The Red Wings have already clinched a playoff berth, and are in first place in the Western Conference...Nashville was just 1-for-8 on the power play, while Detroit went 1-for-6.
03/30 22:56:30 ET