Wings Win Is Seventh Straight

Detroit takes sixth of last seven against Nashville in atypically low-scoring affair
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Dec 10, 2007 11:13 PM CST
Nashville Predators defenseman Dan Hamhuis (2) collides with Detroit Red Wings right wing Dallas Drake, right, in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, Dec. 10, 2007. (AP...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Over their past five games, Detroit had a 4.2-goal average, but it was defense that won them their seventh consecutive game—and at run-and-gun Nashville, to boot. Valtteri Filppula's first-period penalty shot over a lunging Dan Ellis was the go-ahead score in the 2-1 affair.

Tomas Kopecky had struck from close range seven minutes in. Martin Gelinas notched the one Predator goal on a penalty-kill in the second period, after hiss team had failed to capitalize on three power plays. Games in Nashville's Sommet Center had been averaging a gaudy 6.54 total goals.