Wings Fall to Predators

By: AP
By: AP

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Alexander Radulov scored two goals to lead the Nashville Predators to a 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.
Radulov, Martin Erat and J.P. Dumont scored for the Predators, who sent the Red Wings to their fourth straight loss.
Johan Franzen and Pavel Datsyuk scored for Detroit, which still leads the NHL with 87 points.
The Predators struck quickly with three first-period goals on four shots. The third goal, at 8:49 by Dumont, sent Detroit goaltender Chris Osgood to the bench.
Osgood was replaced by James Howard.
Radulov scored first at 2:25 when he skated in front of the crease and fired a shot from a few feet away that went into the left side of the net as Osgood stretched on the ice in vain to stop it.
At 3:42, Erat scored from almost the same spot, again beating Osgood to the left.
Dumont's goal was also from the left side from just a few feet away as the puck went behind Osgood and into the net.
Franzen got Detroit on the scoreboard at the 4:39 mark of the second period. He blasted a one-timer from the top edge of the left circle that went under the glove of Chris Mason for a power-play goal.
Radulov struck again at 14:26 of the second period when Erat passed him the puck and he skated toward Howard one-on-one and beat him with a shot between his leg pads.
The Red Wings scored their second power-play goal of the game at 17:41. Nicklas Lidstrom bounced the puck off the back board with a long shot, Datsyuk controlled the rebound and shot the puck behind Mason from low on the left side.
The Red Wings outshot the Predators 42-23 -- the fourth straight game Nashville has been outshot.
Notes:@ The Predators will face Detroit four more times in the last 24 games of the season. ... Dumont has points in 24 of his last 28 games (14 goals, 20 assists). ... The Predators, after shutting down Detroit in the first period, have allowed only two first-period goals in their last eight games and have outscored opponents in the first period 26-7 in the first period of the last 20 games. ... Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg ended a seven-game points streak.


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