Predators outlast Red Wings

Posted on December 30, 2013

Mike Fisher and Colin Wilson helped make sure Jimmy Howard's return from a knee injury didn't go as well as he and the Detroit Red Wings had hoped.

Fisher had a Gordie Howe hat trick -- a first-period assist, a second-period fight and a goal and an assist in the third period -- and Wilson scored twice to lead the Nashville Predators past the Red Wings 6-4 at Bridgestone Arena in Detroit's final game before the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

Rookie Marek Mazanec made 21 saves for the Predators (18-18-4), who came into the game next-to-last in the NHL in scoring with 89 goals.

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