They will look to do it again when the teams meet at Joe Louis Arena in the start of a home-and-home series. Detroit will travel to Nashville for the back end Thursday.
After winning just twice in its first 17 games in Detroit, the Predators swept the Red Wings in a two-game set late last month.
Czech Olympic goaltender Tomas Vokoun made 38 saves in each game, as the Predators won 3-2 on Jan. 23 and 2-1 in overtime on Jan. 24.
Since then, the Predators have lost four straight road games by a combined 15-7 score and begin play five points behind the Red Wings.
Nashville is coming off a 4-2 loss Monday to the Pacific Division-leading Dallas Stars. Vokoun had 36 saves, but allowed the go-ahead goal to Bill Guerin with less than a second to play in the second period.
“When you get scored against in the final minute, it’s a little disheartening,” said Nashville forward Steve Sullivan, who had a goal in each of the two games in Detroit two weeks ago. “It’s a momentum shifter.”
Yanic Perreault and Paul Kariya are both riding five-game points streaks, but both have struggled this season against the Wings. Perreault has one assist and Kariya a goal and an assist in three games against them.
“The boys gave me a great gift,” said Legace, who has four shutouts this season and 10 in his career.
The Wings, who are tied with Dallas at the top of the Western Conference with 77 points, are 4-0-1 since the back-to-back losses to Nashville.
Legace has been in net for all five of those games, and has a 1.13 goals-against average during that span. The seven-year veteran is 13-3-1 at home this season, but is just 1-3-1 lifetime against Nashville at Joe Louis Arena.