Detroit 4, Nashville 0

Saturday, February 23, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Nashville 8-6-1-4 4-2-0-3 4-4-1-1 L2
Detroit 8-7-3-0 6-4-1-0 2-3-2-0 W1


Red Wings 4, Predators 0: Defenseman Niklas Kronwall recorded a goal and two assists while Jimmy Howard made 33 saves as host Detroit snapped its five-game winless streak.

Drew Miller, Tomas Tatar and Dan Cleary also scored and Pavel Datsyuk added two assists for the Red Wings, who avenged an overtime loss in Nashville on Tuesday by defeating the Predators for just the second time in nine meetings - including playoffs.

Pekka Rinne stopped 23 shots for Nashville, which was blanked for the second time in as many nights. The Predators dropped a 1-0 decision to Vancouver at home on Friday.

Miller gave Howard all the offensive support he needed 5:11 into the first period, grabbing the rebound of Kronwall's one-timer from the left point and sliding it around Rinne's right pad from the doorstep. Tatar and Kronwall added second-period goals and Cleary scored on a deflection during a power play in the third to seal the win.

Howard made 12 saves in each of the first two periods and nine in the third en route to his 12th career shutout and first this season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Nashville D Hal Gill left the game early in the second period with a lower-body injury and did not return. ... Red Wings D Kyle Quincey was scratched with a sprained ankle, which he suffered in Thursday's loss to Columbus. ... The Predators have been involved in six shutouts over their last 10 games, going 3-3-0 in those contests.

Top Game Performances

Nashville   Detroit
N/A Points Niklas Kronwall 3
N/A Goals Daniel Cleary 2
N/A Assists Niklas Kronwall 3
N/A Power Play Goals Daniel Cleary 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Pekka Rinne .852 Save Percentage Jimmy Howard 1.000
Pekka Rinne 23 Saves Jimmy Howard 33

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Nashville 33 0 0-2 1-2 4 24
Detroit 27 4 1-2 2-2 4 24

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play its next game at home against Vancouver. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Nashville will play its next game at home against Dallas. The Predators have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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