The Detroit Red Wings’ winning streak ended at four games Saturday night as they dropped a 3-1 decision to the Nashville Predators. The win clinched Nashville’s victory in the season series between the two teams.
The Predators scored three consecutive goals to pick up the win after Detroit took a 1-0 lead in the first period.
At 8:12 of the third period, Jonathan Ericsson blocked a Hornqvist shot but the puck bounced right to Jonathon Blum, who beat Howard for a power play goal and a 2-1 lead.
David Legwand added an empty net goal in the game’s final moments.
Detroit went one-for-three on the power play while Nashville scored on one of two chances.
Howard stopped 36 of 38 shots against on the night. Rinne made 39 saves on 40 shots.
Detroit was without Pavel Datsyuk (lower body injury), Johan Franzen (unspecified injury), Jiri Hudler (flu) and Ruslan Salei (family leave). Due to the scratches, they played with only eleven forwards, seventeen skaters total.