DETROIT (AP)—Curtis Joseph earned his 41st career shutout and Sergei Fedorov had a goal and an assist in Detroit’s 3-0 victory Monday night over the Nashville Predators that clinched the Red Wings’ third straight Central Division title.
Nashville has lost three straight.
Yzerman’s power-play goal gave Detroit a 1-0 lead with 7:56 left in the second period. He slammed a loose puck into an empty net during a goal-mouth scramble. It was Yzerman’s second goal since returning in late February from offseason knee surgery.
Fedorov’s goal, also on the power play, came with 6:49 left on a slap shot from the point. It was his 33rd goal of the season. Zetterberg added anempty-net goal with 1:13 remaining.
Detroit assistant coach Joe Kocur was suspended for two games by the NHL for throwing a chair onto the ice during an on-ice brawl in Saturday’s 6-2 win in St. Louis. The Red Wings were fined $5,000. Blues coach Joel Quenneville was fined $5,000 for his conduct and the team was fined $25,000 … Hall of Famer and Red Wings star Gordie Howe turned 75 on Monday. … Nashville DVladimir Orszagh didn’t play because of a bruised shoulder.