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Detroit 3, Nashville 2
When: 8:00 PM ET, Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Referees: Reid Anderson, Brad Watson
Linesmen: Steve Barton, Trent Knorr
Attendance: 17260

Andreas Athanasiou scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the visiting Detroit Red Wings ended a three-game losing streak by edging the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Tuesday.

Athanasiou notched his first goal since Jan. 8. Luke Glendening had a goal and an assist and Dylan Larkin scored the other goal for Detroit. Nick Jensen contributed two assists and Jimmy Howard made 32 saves.

Viktor Arvidsson scored his 17th goal in 22 games for Nashville, which has dropped three straight. P.K. Subban scored the other goal, while Pekka Rinne made 24 saves.

The Red Wings also won the first meeting in Detroit 4-3 in overtime on Jan. 4.

Nashville outshot Detroit 19-9 in the first period but the Wings scored the lone goal.

They got on the board at the 15:05 mark. Following a Predators giveaway, Jensen fired a shot from the right point that Glendening deflected over Rinne's right shoulder. Christoffer Ehn also collected an assist.

Nashville had a 10-7 shots advantage in the second while tying the game at 2-all.

The Predators had a 5-on-3 advantage early in the second but the Wings killed off both penalties. Detroit then came up empty on a power play but it soon got another chance when Subban was whistled for delay of game.

Larkin then scooped up a rebound and shoveled it into the net. Thomas Vanek and Anthony Mantha got the assists.

Just 36 seconds later, Arvidsson scored with a slapshot from the right circle that beat Howard on the stick side. Ryan Johansen and Filip Forsberg picked up the assist.

With Detroit's Justin Abdelkader in the penalty box, Subban ripped a shot from the point past Howard for the tying goal with 2:28 left in the period. Johansen notched his second assist of the game while Subban scored for the first time in 15 games.

Athanasiou scored on a backhander from a difficult angle, beating Rinne on the short side, to give Detroit a 3-2 lead 4:08 in the period. Jensen and Glendening got the assists.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Detroit   Nashville
Luke Glendening 2 Points Ryan Johansen 2
Luke Glendening 1 Goals Viktor Arvidsson 1
Nick Jensen 2 Assists Ryan Johansen 2
Dylan Larkin 1 Power Play Goals P.K. Subban 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jimmy Howard .941 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .889
Jimmy Howard 32 Saves Pekka Rinne 24
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 27 3 1-3 5-6 14 33
Nashville 34 2 1-6 2-3 8 21
Upcoming Games
  • Nashville will play their next game at home against Montreal. The Predators have a W/L % of .618 after a win and .480 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Ottawa. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .343 after a loss.