Tatar helps Red Wings rally past Predators | Saturday, 02.28.2015 / 7:13 PM

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.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
07:22DET Brendan Smith (4) ASST: Joakim Andersson (5), Drew Miller (7) 1 - 0 DET
2nd Period
02:03DET Drew Miller (4) ASST: Tomas Jurco (13) 2 - 0 DET
02:33NSH Matt Cullen (6) ASST: Craig Smith (16), Roman Josi (34) 2 - 1 DET
06:02NSH Mike Fisher (15) ASST: Cody Franson (28), Matt Cullen (13) 2 - 2 Tie
16:08NSH PPG - Shea Weber (15) ASST: Mike Ribeiro (40), Roman Josi (35) 3 - 2 NSH
3rd Period
03:56DET Alexey Marchenko (1) ASST: Justin Abdelkader (18), Niklas Kronwall (29) 3 - 3 Tie
09:06DET PPG - Tomas Tatar (25) ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (29), Niklas Kronwall (30) 4 - 3 DET
Three Stars of the Game
Tomas Tatar
Tomas Tatar
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: -1TOI: 18:07
Matt Cullen
Matt Cullen
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 10:46
Drew Miller
Drew Miller
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 15:44
Penalty Summary
1st Period
19:58DET Luke Glendening  Roughing against  Mike Ribeiro
19:58NSH Mike Ribeiro  Roughing against  Luke Glendening
2nd Period
08:17DET Jakub Kindl  Hooking against  Mike Santorelli
11:28NSH Roman Josi  Interference against  Justin Abdelkader
14:11DET Tomas Tatar  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Colin Wilson
14:11NSH Colin Wilson  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Tomas Tatar
15:16DET Brendan Smith  Holding against  Filip Forsberg
3rd Period
02:02NSH Filip Forsberg  Embellishment against  Brendan Smith
02:02DET Brendan Smith  Interference against  Filip Forsberg
08:07NSH Mike Fisher  Tripping against  Tomas Tatar
09:42NSH James Neal  Hi-sticking against  Brendan Smith
13:57DET Brendan Smith  Interference against  Mike Fisher
17:17DET Riley Sheahan  Tripping against  Seth Jones
19:37NSH James Neal  Slashing against  Brendan Smith
19:50NSH Pekka Rinne  Tripping against  Joakim Andersson
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/51/4
Faceoff Wins3530
Blocked Shots915
Penalty Minutes1416
2B. SmithD10-12617:58
4J. KindlD0002214:24
8J. AbdelkaderL0102023:01
13P. DatsyukC01-10020:22
14G. NyquistR0003016:52
15R. SheahanC00-12216:29
18J. AnderssonC0111012:27
20D. MillerL1112015:44
21T. TatarL10-14218:07
26T. JurcoR0110011:09
41L. GlendeningC0011217:16
43D. HelmC000002:41
47A. MarchenkoD1012012:47
52J. EricssonD0012021:12
55N. KronwallD0220025:22
56T. PulkkinenL001108:25
65D. DeKeyserD00-10022:35
90S. WeissC0001010:17
50J. Gustavsson3740.92560:00
3S. JonesD00-22016:42
6S. WeberD1009030:15
7M. CullenC1123010:46
9F. ForsbergL00-15220:21
10M. SantorelliC0001011:10
12M. FisherC1022217:51
14M. EkholmD0001019:49
15C. SmithR0113013:49
18J. NealR00-16419:24
19C. JarnkrokC00-11010:45
24E. NystromL0000011:09
28P. GaustadC0001011:20
33C. WilsonL00-22215:09
44C. FransonD0111017:34
57G. BourqueR0000010:25
59R. JosiD02-12228:21
63M. RibeiroC01-21218:33
64V. BartleyD000007:26
35P. Rinne2125.84057:39