Predators 2, Red Wings 0

Paul Harris, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

DETROIT -- Goaltender Marek Mazanec made 27 saves in posting his first NHL shutout to lead the Nashville Predators' to a 2-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena.
It was Detroit's seventh straight loss and eighth consecutive loss on home ice.
Defenseman and captain Shea Weber and winger Gabriel Bourque scored for Nashville (10-9-2).
It was only Mazanec's fifth NHL game after being recalled from the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League on Nov. 12. He was backing up Carter Hutton with Pekka Rinne on long-term injured reserve with a hip injury.
Mazanec just got his first career win Saturday
Goalie Jimmy Howard stopped 23 shots for the Red Wings (9-6-7).
Weber gave Nashville a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal that came with only five seconds remaining in the second period. He beat Howard with a screened knuckle ball of a slap shot from just inside the blue line in the middle of the ice off an assist from Legwand.
The goal came with Detroit left winger Drew Miller in the penalty box for hooking Predators defenseman Roman Josi.
Bourque made it 2-0 7:13 into the third period when he backhanded in the rebound of left winger Viktor Stalberg's shot.
Nashville center Colin Wilson hit the goal post at 4:30 into the second period.
Howard stopped Predators right winger Patric Hornqvist on a breakaway with a little more than 3:50 remaining in the first period after Hornqvist stick handled through three Red Wings at the Detroit blue line.
NOTE: Red Wings D Dan DeKeyser went to the dressing room after being taken into the boards by Predators RW Patric Hornqvist 3:14 into the first period because of a left shoulder injury. DeKeyser did not return and was listed as day-to-day. ... Detroit RW Daniel Alfredsson missed his third game due to a sore groin. ... Nashville LW Eric Nystrom -- who played at the University of Michigan -- missed his second game with an upper-body injury. ... Red Wings C Stephen Weiss sat out his fifth game with a groin injury. ... Predators C Filip Forsberg missed his second contest with an upper-body injury. ... Detroit D Brendan Smith returned after missing six games with a shoulder subluxation. ... Red Wings adviser to hockey operations Chris Chelios was honored before the game for his recent induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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