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Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings Pick & Prediction APR 8TH 2021

FinishedTV: BSNLittle Caesars Arena Detroit

25Nashville Predators
26Detroit Red Wings

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Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings Recap APR 8TH 2021

Matt Duchene scored twice during the Nashville's five-goal, second-period barrage and the Predators overpowered the floundering Red Wings 6-1 in Detroit on Monday.

Nick Bonino, Kyle Turris, Colton Sissons and Filip Forsberg also scored for Nashville while Pekka Rinne made 23 saves. Rinne had been winless in his previous nine appearances against the Wings.

Andreas Athanasiou scored his first goal of the season for host Detroit, which has lost 11 of its last 12 games. Jimmy Howard and Jonathan Bernier combined for 20 saves for the Red Wings.

Athanasiou scored the lone goal of the first period at 2:35. Filip Hronek slid a pass from the right point to the left circle, where Athanasiou wristed it over Rinne's right pad. Valtteri Filppula also picked up an assist.

Dylan Larkin nearly gave Detroit a two-goal lead during a power pay later in the period when he tipped a shot past Rinne but the puck struck the goalpost.

Nashville tied it two minutes into the second period. Bonino tipped a shot from the point by Dan Hamhuis past Howard for his eighth goal of the season.

The Predators took the lead at 5:32 of the period on Turris' goal. The Wings turned the puck over near the blue line and Turris flicked a knuckler that got past Howard on the glove side.

Little more than a minute later, Sissons scored his fifth goal. He fired a shot from the right side that deflected off Larkin's stick and got past Howard on his stick side. Ryan Ellis and Rinne collected the assists.

Howard was pulled after Duchene scored at the 7:36 mark. His shot from the left side deflected off a defenseman following another Detroit turnover in its end. Mattias Ekholm was credited with an assist.

Larkin and Ellis were given five-minute fighting penalties later in the period, with Larking getting an additional two-minute penalty. The Predators then scored again during the ensuing power play. Duchene scored his second goal of the night and fourth of the season on a rebound. Forsberg and Roman Josi had the assists.

Josi picked up his second assist on Forsberg's goal 6:52 into the third period.

--Field Level Media

Viktor Arvidsson capped his third career hat trick with a penalty-shot goal to lead the visiting Nashville Predators to a 7-1 shellacking of the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.

Erik Haula and Nick Cousins both collected one goal and one assist, while Mikael Granlund and Yakov Trenin also scored for the Predators, who scored seven unanswered goals.

Goaltender Juuse Saros made 25 saves to backstop Nashville to its third consecutive win.

Thanks to a stretch in which they've collected wins in nine of 10 games and 11 of 13 outings, the Predators strengthened their hold on the fourth and final playoff spot in the Central Division.

Darren Helm scored for the Red Wings, who sit last in the division and have one win in their last six games (1-3-2). Jonathan Bernier, in his first game since suffering an injury March 18, stopped 25 shots in the loss.

Just 40 seconds after Helm put the hosts on the board thanks to a point shot that banked off his leg, Arvidsson evened the score with his first of the night. He fanned on his shot, but got enough that it went into the air and banked off defender Jon Merrill and into the cage at 2:28 of the second period.

Haula put the Predators ahead four minutes later when he lifted a backhand from the slot into the cage for his first goal in 13 games, and then Cousins completed a great shift by his line with a shot that snapped a 13-game slump late in the middle frame to make it a 3-1 game.

The Predators made it a rout with a four-goal third period. Granlund found the mark from the slot at 7:06 of the final frame, and Arvidsson potted his second of the game at the midpoint of the period with a shot from the left circle during an odd-man rush.

Arvidsson finished off his 28th birthday celebration by completing the hat trick 66 seconds later with a penalty shot that he finished with a nifty backhand deke, while Trenin collected his third goal of the season when he held off a check and hit the top corner with a backhand shot to round out the scoring for the Predators, who have won six of eight meetings with Detroit this season.

--Field Level Media

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Last Meetings

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Eastern Conference

Toronto Maple Leafs2811460 14-0-614-0-5143112L27-0-1
Tampa Bay Lightning2812157 15-0-413-0-8143108L14-0-6
Florida Panthers2712256 14-0-413-0-8136117L37-0-3
Boston Bruins2212448 11-0-611-0-6112106L25-0-4
Montreal Canadiens1813642 9-0-99-0-4123114L15-0-5
Detroit Red Wings1523535 9-0-96-0-1499140L25-0-3
Ottawa Senators1426331 9-0-105-0-16118164L13-0-6
Buffalo Sabres1025424 4-0-136-0-12100147L14-0-3

Western Conference

Colorado Avalanche309363 18-0-412-0-5154101L19-0-1
Winnipeg Jets2614153 11-0-615-0-8139115L16-0-3
Minnesota Wild2513252 15-0-410-0-9124111L25-0-3
Nashville Predators2419149 13-0-911-0-10119123L18-0-2
Chicago Blackhawks2018343 11-0-89-0-10122135L15-0-5
St. Louis Blues1917442 7-0-1012-0-7122132L13-0-6
Dallas Stars1514636 8-0-67-0-8113107L24-0-3

Eastern Conference

Washington Capitals2811258 14-0-514-0-6152127L26-0-4
Carolina Hurricanes2710256 14-0-313-0-7133102L26-0-3
New York Islanders2711357 18-0-29-0-912598L17-0-3
Pittsburgh Penguins2713256 16-0-311-0-10146118L28-0-2
New York Rangers2016444 9-0-711-0-9136112L15-0-3
Philadelphia Flyers1917240 9-0-910-0-8123154L24-0-4
Columbus Blue Jackets1520636 8-0-87-0-12112145L32-0-7
New Jersey Devils1421230 4-0-1610-0-5103135L32-0-6

Western Conference

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Edmonton Oilers2515252 13-0-812-0-7134120L16-0-2
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Calgary Flames1921240 10-0-99-0-12115127L44-0-6
San Jose Sharks1820238 8-0-1010-0-10114141L35-0-5
Vancouver Canucks1618234 9-0-97-0-9100120L36-0-3
Los Angeles Kings1620537 7-0-99-0-11114127L23-0-7
Anaheim Ducks1423533 5-0-149-0-9101138L25-0-4

Last Injuries

Detroit Red Wings

  • Jon Merrill

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Merrill has been added to the COVID-19 Protocol list, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.

  • Tyler Bertuzzi

    Upper Body
    Late April | I-R

    Bertuzzi has ended up on the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury, and he is expected to be sidelined until the latter part of April.

  • Robby Fabbri

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Fabbri has been posted to the injured reserve list with an undetermined injury, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.

  • Patrik Nemeth

    Ques Fri | questionable

    Nemeth has missed the previous two games with an undefined injury, and it has yet to be established if he will play against the Kings on Friday.

  • Bobby Ryan

    Upper Body
    out for season | I-R

    Ryan has been shifted to the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury, and it is projected that he will miss the remainder of the season.

  • Sam Gagner

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Gagner has been placed on the injured reserve list due to an undisclosed injury, and it has yet to be determined when he will return.

  • Patrik Nemeth

    Out Sat | out

    Nemeth missed the last contest with an undisclosed injury, and he will not be available for Saturday's game versus the Hurricanes.

  • Jonathan Bernier

    Lower Body
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Bernier has been designated for the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.

Nashville Predators

  • Dante Fabbro

    Upper Body
    Out indefinitely | out

    Fabbro is out of the lineup with an upper-body injury, and a timetable for return has yet to be established.

  • Michael McCarron

    Elig Thurs | out

    McCarron was suspended two games for an illegal check to the head and will be eligible to take the ice on Thursday against the Hurricanes.

  • Eeli Tolvanen

    Lower Body
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Tolvanen has missed the last four games dealing with a lower-body injury, leaving his availability versus the Hurricanes on Thursday hazy.

  • Matt Duchene

    Lower Body
    Late April | I-R

    Duchene has been added to the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury, and he will miss three to five weeks.

  • Mathieu Olivier

    Lower Body
    Late May | I-R

    Oliver is is on the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury, and he is projected to miss four to six weeks of action.

  • Filip Forsberg

    Upper Body
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Forsberg has been added to the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury, and it is unknown when he will make his return to the lineup.

  • Alexandre Carrier

    Lower Body
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Carrier has been shifted to the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury, and he is expected to miss three to five weeks.

  • Michael McCarron

    Elig Thurs | out

    McCarron is serving a two-game suspension for an illegal check, and he is eligible to return against the Hurricanes on Thursday.