Nick Bonino, Kyle Turris, Colton Sissons and
Filip Forsberg also scored for Nashville, while Pekka Rinne made
23 saves. Rinne had been winless in his previous nine
appearances against the Wings.
Andreas Athanasiou scored his first goal of the season for host
Detroit, which has lost 11 of its last 12 games. Jimmy Howard
and Jonathan Bernier combined for 20 saves for the Red Wings.
Athanasiou scored the lone goal of the first period at 2:35.
Filip Hronek slid a pass from the right point to the left
circle, where Athanasiou wristed it over Rinne's right pad.
Valtteri Filppula also picked up an assist.
Dylan Larkin nearly gave Detroit a two-goal lead during a power
pay later in the period when he tipped a shot past Rinne, but
the puck struck the goalpost.
Nashville tied it two minutes into the second period. Bonino
tipped a shot from the point by Dan Hamhuis past Howard for his
eighth goal of the season.
The Predators took the lead at 5:32 of the period on Turris'
goal. The Wings turned the puck over near the blue line and
Turris flicked a knuckler that got past Howard on the glove
Little more than a minute later, Sissons scored his fifth goal.
He fired a shot from the right side that deflected off Larkin's
stick and got past Howard on his stick side. Ryan Ellis and
Rinne collected the assists.
Howard was pulled after Duchene scored at the 7:36 mark. His
shot from the left side deflected off a defenseman following
another Detroit turnover in its end. Mattias Ekholm was credited
with an assist.
Larkin and Ellis were given five-minute fighting penalties later
in the period, with Larkin getting an additional two-minute
penalty. The Predators then scored again during the ensuing
power play. Duchene scored his second goal of the night and
fourth of the season on a rebound. Forsberg and Roman Josi had
Josi picked up his second assist on Forsberg's goal 6:52 into
the third period.
--Field Level Media
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