Predators Clip Red Wings to Win 3-2

Hawks douse Flames 2-1, Avalanche bury Oilers 3-2
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2007 3:34 AM CST
Nashville Predators left wing Martin Erat (10), of the Czech Republic, battles Detroit Red Wings Kirk Maltby (18) and Kris Draper (33) for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Martin Erat had a hand in all three of of Nashville's goals in the Predators' 3-2 defeat of the first-place Red Wings last night, AP reports. The Predators had six penalties in the first period alone, and both Detroit goals came on power plays. In other frosty Thanksgiving-day action:

  • Chicago had only 14 shots on goal in a 2-1 victory over Calgary, as Nikolai Kabibulin stopped 30 shots by the Flames.
  • Colorado was 0-for-14 on the power play but still managed to take down Edmonton, 3-2, to climb back atop the Northwest Division standings.