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Predators 3, Red Wings 2, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:48 AM

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Predators 3, Red Wings 2, SO
Nashville Predators 3, Detroit Red Wings 2

DETROIT (AP) - Nashville goaltender Tomas Vokoun wasn't great in the shootout, just good enough.

Martin Erat's goal in the sixth round of the tiebreaker gave the Predators a 3-2 victory that ended the Detroit Red Wings' six-game winning streak on Tuesday night.

Nashville, which got regulation goals from Scott Hartnell and Steve Sullivan, won its fifth straight. Marek Zidlicky added two assists.

Robert Lang and Brendan Shanahan scored for Detroit.

Erat's goal, which beat Manny Legace, was the Predators' fourth of the shootout. Paul Kariya, Steve Sullivan, and Mike Sillinger also scored in the extra session.

Vokoun stopped Brendan Shanahan, the Red Wings' sixth shooter, to end it. Pavel Datsyuk, Jason Williams and Steve Yzerman beat Vokoun but Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Holmstrom were stopped.

"I didn't do very good," Vokoun said. "But our guys came through and scored a bunch of goals and that's why we won."

Kariya gave Legace credit for his performance in the tiebreaker.

"Manny's a great goaltender," Kariya said. "And if you look at the shots, I think every one went post. You have to put a perfect shot against him because he's got a perfect glove hand."

Legace, who made 35 saves, stopped Hartnell on a penalty shot with 5:12 left in regulation after Hartnell was pulled down by Mathieu Schneider on a breakaway. Legace also made an outstanding glove save on Kariya on a shot from the left circle with 1:41 remaining in regulation.

"I didn't think we were mentally sharp in the third period," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "So it was good to see Manny back on his game."

The victory moved Nashville within eight points of first-place Detroit in the Central Division with 13 games remaining.

"We're not going to worry about the Red Wings," Sillinger said. "We've got to worry about our game."

Vokoun, who made 39 saves, denied Kris Draper on a one-timer from point-blank range 5 minutes into the third period.

Despite the loss, the Red Wings reached 100 points for the sixth straight season.

"I don't think 100 points is that special," Zetterberg said. "We're going for first place overall and you have to go above 100 points to do that."

Detroit outshot Nashville 18-8 in the second period.

Most of the period was spent in the Predators' zone, but Vokoun was able to turn away every shot.

The Predators also had a few good scoring opportunities in the period, but Legace made several big saves, too.

Hartnell opened the scoring 5:57 in with his 23rd goal. Detroit got two power-play goals to take a 2-1 lead. Lang's 5-on-3 tally tied it at 9:34, and Shanahan's 32nd with 9:29 remaining put the Red Wings on top.

Sullivan's 30th, with a two-man advantage, got the Predators even at 2.

Notes: Zetterberg's assist on Shanahan's goal gave him 15 points (nine goals and six assists) in his last 11 games. ... Sullivan's goal stretched his point streak to eight games (4-10-14). ... Nashville is 5-3 in shootouts. Detroit fell to 2-2. ... Nashville has won three of four in Detroit.

scoring summary
1st Period
Scott Hartnell (23) ASST: Marek Zidlicky (35), Scottie Upshall (10)
1 - 0 NSH
PPG - Robert Lang (18) ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (56), Tomas Holmstrom (25)
1 - 1 Tie
PPG - Brendan Shanahan (32) ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (40), Steve Yzerman (13)
2 - 1 DET
PPG - Steve Sullivan (30) ASST: Paul Kariya (45), Marek Zidlicky (36)
2 - 2 Tie
2nd Period
3rd Period
OT Period
1M. ZidlickyP. Datsyuk
2P. KariyaJ. Williams
3S. SullivanH. Zetterberg
4K. TimonenT. Holmstrom
5M. SillingerS. Yzerman
6M. EratB. Shanahan
penalty summary
1st Period
Martin Erat  Hooking against  Niklas Kronwall
Brendan Witt  Cross checking against  Tomas Holmstrom
Mathieu Schneider  Cross checking against  Jordin Tootoo
Kirk Maltby  Interference on goalkeeper against  Tomas Vokoun
Chris Chelios  Unsportsmanlike conduct
Henrik Zetterberg  Hooking against  Mike Sillinger
2nd Period
Martin Erat  Hooking against  Niklas Kronwall
Jerred Smithson  Hooking against  Henrik Zetterberg
3rd Period
Nicklas Lidstrom  Holding against  Greg Johnson
Jason Woolley  Holding against  Scott Hartnell
OT Period
goalie stats
Tomas Vokoun
SA: 41TOI: 64:58
Saves: 39EV: 34 - 34
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 7
SV%: .951SH: 0 - 0
Manny Legace
Manny Legace
SA: 36TOI: 64:45
Saves: 34EV: 27 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
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