NASHVILLE – Tomas Tatar’s goal at 9:06 of the third period gave the Red Wings a 4-3 win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday.
Tatar took a backhand shot that got past Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne. Detroit caught Nashville on a line change and Tatar scored his 25th goal.
Detroit finished its six-game road trip 4-1-1 and has defeated Nashville in both games this season.
The Predators have lost two games in regulation for the first time all season and are 26-5-1 at Bridgestone Arena.
Brendan Smith gave Detroit a 1-0 lead at 7:22 of the first period on a wrist shot that went past Rinne. Smith joined the rush and was left uncovered. The goal was Smith’s fourth.
Drew Miller gave the Red Wings a 2-0 lead at 2:03 of the second on a wrist shot that deflected off of Rinne and into the net. Miller was on a 2-on-1 rush with forward Tomas Jurco and elected to take the shot for his fourth goal.
Nashville forward Matt Cullen scored 30 seconds later to make it 2-1. Cullen went to the net and got the rebound in the crease and shot it past Detroit goaltender Jonas Gustavsson for his sixth goal.
Predators forward Mike Fisher tied the game 2-2 at 6:02 of the second on a shot from the slot. Nashville defenseman Cody Franson intentionally banked the puck off of boards behind the net, and the puck banked right to Fisher for his 15th goal.
Shea Weber gave the Predators a 3-2 lead at 16:08 of the second with a power-play goal. Weber took a pass from center Mike Ribeiro and one-timed the puck past Gustavsson for his 15th goal.
Detroit defenseman Alexey Marchenko tied the game 3-3 at 3:56 of the third period on a wrist shot that went over Rinne’s shoulder. Marchenko took the pass from forward Justin Abdelkader and shot the puck from the right faceoff circle for his first career NHL goal.
Detroit forward Darren Helm left the game in the first period with an upper-body injury and did not return.