Red Wings 3, Predators 2, OT

Todd Bertuzzi scored in regulation and overtime for the second

straight night, giving the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 victory over the

Nashville Predators on Saturday night.

Bertuzzi forced a turnover by Nashville’s David Legwand and beat

goalie Pekka Rinne to the glove side on a breakaway 24 seconds into

the extra session. On Friday night, Bertuzzi scored in regulation

and overtime in Detroit’s 3-2 home win over Anaheim.

After a scoreless first period, Bertuzzi scored the game’s first

goal at 1:21 of the second period. Driving down the left side with

Predators defenseman Ryan Suter covering him, Bertuzzi pulled up in

the left circle into a spin-o-rama move to his backhand that he

slipped between Rinne’s pads.

Drew Miller doubled the Detroit lead at 11:37 of the second.

Pavel Datsyuk’s shot from the left side hit the crossbar, but

Miller was posted in front and knocked the puck out of the air and

into the goal. A brief video review confirmed the call that Miller

did not deflect the puck with a high stick.

Nashville halved Detroit’s lead just over 3 minutes later on

Ryan Jones’ power-play goal. Jones redirected Steve Sullivan’s slap

shot from the left circle past Chris Osgood for his first of the

season. Prior to Jones’ goal, Detroit had successfully killed 27

consecutive power plays.

Legwand drew the Predators even at 2 at 4:45 of the third period

when the Detroit native took advantage of a bad Detroit line change

and lifted a wrist shot high to the short side.

NOTES: After being struck with a slap shot from teammate Shea

Weber in the first period, Nashville RW Jordin Tootoo left the game

and did not return. The team said he sustained a lower-body injury.

… Two of Miller’s three goals on the season have come against

Nashville.