Husso makes 26 saves, Red Wings shut out Predators 3-0

Nov 23, 2022, 4:38 AM | Updated: 7:35 pm
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Olli Maatta (2) passes as Nashville Predators center Mikael Granlund (...

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Olli Maatta (2) passes as Nashville Predators center Mikael Granlund (64) defends in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

              Detroit Red Wings center Oskar Sundqvist (70) tries to pass the puck in front of Nashville Predators goaltender Kevin Lankinen (32) as Dante Fabbro (57) looks to intercept in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Nashville Predators goaltender Kevin Lankinen (32) stops a shot as Detroit Red Wings center Oskar Sundqvist (70) watches for the rebound in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Nashville Predators defenseman Alexandre Carrier (45) trips Detroit Red Wings left wing Dominik Kubalik (81) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) celebrates his goal against the Nashville Predators in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Nashville Predators defenseman Dante Fabbro (57) knocks Detroit Red Wings left wing Lucas Raymond (23) off the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Detroit Red Wings left wing Lucas Raymond (23) makes a move on Nashville Predators defenseman Dante Fabbro (57) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Nashville Predators left wing Tanner Jeannot (84) collides with Detroit Red Wings goaltender Ville Husso (35) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Detroit Red Wings defenseman Olli Maatta (2) passes as Nashville Predators center Mikael Granlund (64) defends in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) — Ville Husso made 26 saves for his third shutout this season, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Nashville Predators 3-0 on Wednesday night.

Filip Hronek, Dylan Larkin and Michael Rasmussen scored in Detroit’s third straight win. It was Hronek’s fourth goal in his last three games, and Larkin got his ninth of the season, tying for the team lead.

Nashville had gone 4-0-1 over its last five games and won its last six meetings with Detroit. Kevin Lankinen stopped 26 shots in his first start in nearly two weeks, but the Predators were shut out for the second time this season.

“I thought we deserved better than to get shut out,” Nashville coach John Hynes said. “I thought we had some really good looks 5-on-5, some good looks on the power play. That’s the way it goes sometimes. You play pretty well and don’t get any results for what your effort was.”

The Red Wings committed 10 giveaways in the first period, but the Predators only had seven shots on goal.

Larkin scored at 4:09 of the second period, snapping a wrist shot past Lankinen’s glove.

“That’s what you need out of your top player,” Detroit coach Derek Lalonde said of Larkin. “I think his overall game has improved and he has some winning habits and a commitment to doing things correctly. He’s getting rewarded and our group is getting rewarded.”

Nashville had a 5-on-3 power play midway through the period but Husso stopped four shots.

“Toward the end of the power play, we had a couple of good looks, a couple of good one-timers and he made some really good saves,” Predators defenseman Roman Josi said. “If you get almost two minutes, 5-on-3, you’ve got to find a way to score.”

Husso had three shutouts in his first two NHL seasons with St. Louis, which dealt him to Detroit during the offseason. He credited the defensive effort.

“The guys were unbelievable in front of me again tonight and that was an amazing 5-on-3 kill,” he said. “That gives us a lot of energy and I think we are on a good track right now. There are still things where we can be better, but I like the work we do every day.”

With the Predators’ Alexandre Carrier in the penalty box, Hronek ripped a shot from the point past Lankinen at 14:16 of the second. Jonatan Berggren and Andrew Copp collected the assists.

“We had a 5-on-3 kill earlier in the season and it was all blocked shots and guys laying it out on the line,” Larkin said. “That kill tonight was Huss making some big saves and the crowd going crazy. That really got us going.”

Rasmussen tacked on an empty-netter in the final minute of the third.

WORTH NOTING

The Red Wings claimed goaltender Magnus Hellberg off waivers from the Seattle Kraken. Hellberg, 31, appeared in one game for Detroit last season and one for Ottawa this season. He didn’t see any game action for Seattle. … Nashville assigned F Zach Sanford to Milwaukee of the American Hockey League. … Red Wings F Oskar Sundqvist played his 300th career game.

UP NEXT

Predators: Host Colorado on Friday.

Red Wings: Host Arizona on Friday.

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