Nashville 3, Detroit 2

Saturday, March 10, 2012 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 44-22-1-2 28-4-1-1 16-18-0-1 L1
Nashville 40-21-3-4 23-8-2-3 17-13-1-1 W2


PREDATORS 3, RED WINGS 2: Andrei Kostitsyn scored two power-play goals – both set up by his brother Sergei – as host Nashville pulled to within four points of fourth-place Detroit in the Western Conference standings by downing its Central Division foe.

With the Predators nursing a 2-1 lead, Andrei Kostitsyn secured the win at 4:34 of the third period with his 15th goal. He received a cross-crease pass from his brother and beat Joey MacDonald.

Justin Abdelkader scored a late goal for Detroit but a comeback fell short as Pekka Rinne made 35 saves – 17 in pressure-packed third period - for his league-leading 38th win.

Patric Hornqvist scored his 21st goal of the season by finishing a 2-on-1 rush with David Legwand for the game’s first goal at 7:30 of the opening period.

With a feed to the top of the crease, Andrei Kostitsyn made it 2-1 for the Predators midway through the first period.

Just 13 seconds after Hornqvist scored, Drew Miller leveled the contest at 1-1.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hornqvist’s goal was the first of his career against Detroit. ... Nashville improved to 12-1-2 in its last 15 home games. ... Held without a point, Henrik Zetterberg has still collected nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points in his last 17 games. ... Legwand had three assists for Nashville.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Nashville
Justin Abdelkader 1 Points David Legwand 3
Justin Abdelkader 1 Goals Andrei Kostitsyn 2
Daniel Cleary 1 Assists David Legwand 3
N/A Power Play Goals Andrei Kostitsyn 2
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Joey MacDonald .850 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .946
Joey MacDonald 17 Saves Pekka Rinne 35

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 37 2 0-4 2-4 8 32
Nashville 20 3 2-4 4-4 8 34

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play its next game on the road against Arizona. The Predators have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .643 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play its next game on the road against Los Angeles. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .711 after a win and .500 after a loss.
Desktop View: Switch to Mobile View