Nashville 4, Detroit 3

Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 19-10-1-0 12-2-1-0 7-8-0-0 L1
Nashville 16-11-3-1 7-5-2-1 9-6-1-0 W4


Defenseman Shea Weber scored twice in the final 4:24 to lift the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.

Jordin Tootoo added a goal and an assist and Pekka Rinne stopped 37 shots for the Predators, who extended their season-high winning streak to four games.

Weber picked up his eighth tally and the game-winner with 1:36 left. After Jimmy Howard failed to clear a puck from behind the net, Weber took it from above the right point and fired a shot into traffic. Nick Spaling provided just enough of a distraction to sneak it past.

Nashville knotted it at 3-3 with 4:24 left in regulation. On the power play, the Predators worked it around to Weber above the left circle. The veteran defenseman sent a slap shot through traffic and past a screened Howard.

The Red Wings took a 3-1 lead with a pair of goals 1:27 apart in the second period but the Predators fought back, cutting it to 3-2 before the end of the second when Tootoo took a long rebound in the right slot and wristed it into the open net.

Detroit, which had its three-game winning streak come to an end, outshot the Predators 40-21.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Nashville
Pavel Datsyuk 2 Points Shea Weber 2
Tomas Holmstrom 1 Goals Shea Weber 2
Pavel Datsyuk 2 Assists Martin Erat 2
Tomas Holmstrom 1 Power Play Goals Shea Weber 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jimmy Howard .810 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .925
Jimmy Howard 17 Saves Pekka Rinne 37

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 40 3 2-2 0-1 2 26
Nashville 21 4 1-1 0-2 4 20

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play its next game at home against St. Louis. The Predators have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .533 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play its next game at home against Los Angeles. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .800 after a win and .300 after a loss.
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