Nashville 2, Detroit 0

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Nashville 10-9-0-2 5-2-0-1 5-7-0-1 W2
Detroit 9-6-3-4 3-3-3-3 6-3-0-1 L7

Recap


Predators 2, Red Wings 0: Rookie Marek Mazanec made 27 saves for his first shutout and Nashville sent host Detroit to its seventh straight defeat.

Captain Shea Weber scored on the power play and Gabriel Bourque added an insurance goal for the Predators, who extended the Red Wings' home winless drought to eight games (0-2-6) and dropped Detroit to 0-2-5 in its last seven overall. Mazanec, who earned his first career win Saturday against Chicago, helped Nashville beat the Red Wings for the first time in four meetings..

Jimmy Howard turned aside 23 shots for Detroit, which hasn't won at home since Oct. 15 and had lost its previous five games in overtime or a shootout. The Red Wings had their best chance earlier in the second period when defenseman Niklas Kronwall hit the post.

The teams were five seconds from heading into the third period deadlocked at 0-0 when Weber blasted a slap shot from the point past Howard, who posted a pair of shutouts in beating Nashville three times last season.

Bourque doubled the lead at 7:13 of the third period. Viktor Stalberg's wrist shot from the right wing caromed off the boards to Bourque, who tucked a backhander the rebound past Howard for his third goal. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Red Wings got one defenseman back when Brendan Smith returned from a six-game injury absence but lost another when rookie D Danny DeKeyser separated his shoulder in a collision with RW Patric Hornqvist early in the opening period. General manager Ken Holland said DeKeyser will have tests on Wednesday to determine severity of the injury, but will be out at least 1-2 weeks. ... Nashville improved to 6-0-0 when Weber scores a goal. ... Red Wings officials announced Tuesday that the 2014 Winter Classic against Toronto is sold out. A crowd of 107,000 is expected at the University of Michigan on New Year's Day. 

Top Game Performances

Nashville   Detroit
Gabriel Bourque 1 Points N/A
Gabriel Bourque 1 Goals N/A
David Legwand 1 Assists N/A
Shea Weber 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Marek Mazanec 1.000 Save Percentage Jimmy Howard .920
Marek Mazanec 27 Saves Jimmy Howard 23

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Nashville 25 2 1-6 2-2 6 34
Detroit 27 0 0-2 5-6 14 32

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play its next game at home against Carolina. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .231 after a loss.
  • Nashville will play its next game on the road against Toronto. The Predators have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .500 after a loss.