Nashville Predators beat Detroit Red Wings in shootout, 3-2, on Tuesday
DETROIT (AP) — Ryan Johansen and Roman Josi scored in the shootout to lift the Nashville Predators over the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Tuesday night.
The Predators improved to 4-0 in shootouts and have won 10 of their last 12 games.
“(Goaltender Juuse Saros is) really good in shootouts, we see it every day in practice when we do shootouts,” Josi said. “He’s really good. Just the way he’s playing in general, we knew we had a really good chance if we scored one to win.”
Dylan Larkin and Filip Zadina failed to score in the first shootout of the season for the Red Wings.
Adam Erne and Danny DeKeyser scored in regulation for Detroit. Thomas Greiss had 29 saves.
Mikael Granlund and Luke Kunin scored for Nashville. Saros made 25 saves.
Erne scored on a rebound at 12:02 of the third period, snapping a 1-1 tie.
The goal was Erne’s ninth of the season, extending his career best and setting a career-high four-game point streak. Erne has 12 points (8-4-12) in his last 20 games after recording just seven (3-4-7) in his first 69 games with Detroit.
“He plays hard every game with Luke (Glendening) and (Darren) Helm,” Larkin said. “They are hard to play against and they create offense because they make the other team’s lines work that much harder.”