Stastny and Avs beat up Hawks

Updated: November 19, 2013

Detroit, MI ( – Marek Mazanec made 27 saves to notch his
first career shutout, as the Nashville Predators extended Detroit’s longest
losing streak in over 20 years with a 2-0 triumph over the Red Wings on
Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena.

Gabriel Bourque and Shea Weber each had a goal for the Predators, who have won
two straight.

Detroit, on the other hand, has lost seven straight games for the first time
since Jan. 14-30, 1991.

The Red Wings had registered a point in five in a row despite the losing
streak, but saw Jimmy Howard allow both goals on 25 shots to drop their eighth
straight home game.

“It’s just a frustrating time for us right now,” Howard said. “It doesn’t seem
like anything’s going our way out there, but you’ve got to go out there and
work for your breaks.”

The Red Wings hadn’t lost eight in a row in Detroit since Nov. 19, 1986
through Dec. 20, 1986.

Neither team found the back of the net until the closing seconds of the middle
stanza when the Predators potted a power-play goal to grab a 1-0 lead.

After Detroit’s Drew Miller went off for hooking at 19:00, Weber fired a heavy
slapper from the high slot that sailed through a screen and past Howard to
make it 1-0 with 4.8 seconds left in the period.

Bourque doubled the margin 7:13 into the third when he pounded in a rebound
following a strange carom off the end boards for a 2-0 lead.

Mazanec made the lead stand from there, with the 22-year-old rookie turning
away all 11 shots he faced in the third to keep his shutout intact.

“They didn’t have a lot of good opportunities,” Mazanec said. “Our defense
played great.”

Both goalies stood tall in a scoreless first period that saw Howard make 10
saves while Mazanec stopped seven shots.

Game Notes

Detroit defenseman Danny DeKeyser left the game in the first period with a
left shoulder injury and did not return … Nashville improved to 5-7-1 on the
road this season … Nashville finished 1-for-6 on the power play while
Detroit went 0-for-2 on the man advantage.