Red Wings snap Nashville's winning streak with 5-2 victory
DETROIT (AP) - Tomas Tatar scored twice, and Henrik Zetterberg added a clever tally from behind the goal line to help the Detroit Red Wings snap Nashville's five-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory over the Predators on Saturday night.
Gustav Nyquist, Kyle Quincey and Tatar scored in the first period for Detroit, chasing Nashville goalie Carter Hutton from the game after only one save. Hutton was making his second start since the Predators lost Pekka Rinne to a knee injury.
The Red Wings are without their top goalie, too, but Petr Mrazek made 34 saves in place of an injured Jimmy Howard.
Detroit led 3-1 when Zetterberg surprised just about everyone with his power-play goal. The veteran forward flipped the puck toward the net from near the left corner, and it appeared to skip off goalie Marek Mazanec's mask or back and slipped into the far corner of the net.