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Nashville Predators 0, Detroit Red Wings 6 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Nashville Predators 0, Detroit Red Wings 6 FINAL
Nashville Predators 0, Detroit Red Wings 6

DETROIT (AP) -- Curtis Joseph has given the Detroit Red Wings a big lift in place of the injured Dominik Hasek.

Joseph made 26 saves for his 43rd career shutout and Jason Woolley and Kris Draper each scored twice in Detroit's 6-0 victory over Nashville on Monday night.

Joseph is 10-5-1 this season with two shutouts.

"Certainly, things are going well, no question about it," said Joseph, who had been sent to Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League before Hasek was hurt again. "Just trying not to think about it and keep it going."

Joseph has carried the Red Wings in goal since Dec. 10, with Hasek out for the third time with a groin injury. Detroit had been trying to deal Joseph since Hasek came out of retirement in June. Joseph also had ankle surgery in mid-August.

Woolley also had an assist, Nicklas Lidstrom and Ray Whitney each had a goal and an assist, and Steve Yzerman had two assists.

"Obviously, you look at how the beginning of the season started," said Woolley, who has seen increased playing time with Derian Hatcher sidelined by a knee injury. "I really kept a good attitude and I'm proud of the way I handled that."

Detroit beat Nashville for the first time this season after losing the first three against the Predators.

Joseph's saves included big stops on Rem Murray from the bottom of the left circle and David Legwand on a partial breakaway in the middle of the second period.

"I thought he was outstanding," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said, praising Joseph. "I really liked his tracking skills tonight, the way he followed the puck."

Draper opened the scoring 7:34 in when he took Yzerman's pass from the boards in front of the net, made a move and put the puck into the empty side of the net.

Draper, one of the NHL's top defensive centers already has a career-high 18 goals. His previous high was 15 in 2001-02.

"I don't know. Just kind of going to the net," he said. "It's an opportunity, getting more ice time."

Woolley made it 2-0 with 2:32 remaining in the first period, beating goalie Tomas Vokoun with a wrist shot.

Lidstrom gave the Red Wings a 3-0 lead with a power-play goal 9:42 into the second period. His slap shot from the high slot beat Vokoun high on the glove side.

Woolley added his second goal, 4:26 into the third period. It was his first two-goal game since April 2, 2001, at Florida, while he was with Buffalo.

That goal also chased Vokoun in favor of Chris Mason.

"This definitely wasn't a good game by me," Vokoun said. "We let them score on almost every chance they got."

Draper got his second goal with 6:16 remaining and Whitney scored with 3:32 left.

scoring summary
1st Period
07:34
DET
Kris Draper (17) ASST: Steve Yzerman (14), Chris Chelios (9)
1 - 0 DET
17:28
DET
Jason Woolley (2) ASST: Brendan Shanahan (17), Ray Whitney (12)
2 - 0 DET
2nd Period
09:42
DET
PPG - Nicklas Lidstrom (5) ASST: Tomas Holmstrom (6), Mathieu Schneider (24)
3 - 0 DET
3rd Period
04:26
DET
Jason Woolley (3) ASST: Steve Yzerman (15), Boyd Devereaux (6)
4 - 0 DET
13:44
DET
Kris Draper (18) ASST: Mathieu Dandenault (6), Kirk Maltby (13)
5 - 0 DET
16:28
DET
PPG - Ray Whitney (7) ASST: Jason Woolley (14), Nicklas Lidstrom (17)
6 - 0 DET
penalty summary
1st Period
09:11
NSH
Tomas Vokoun  Delay of game
2nd Period
09:04
NSH
Kimmo Timonen  Charging against  Mathieu Dandenault
12:46
NSH
Marek Zidlicky  Hooking - Obstruction against  Mark Mowers
16:40
DET
Mathieu Dandenault  Holding the stick against  Simon Gamache
3rd Period
10:50
NSH
Chris Mason  Delay of game
14:09
DET
Jiri Fischer  Closing hand on puck
14:48
NSH
Kimmo Timonen  Hooking - Obstruction against  Kirk Maltby
goalie stats
Tomas Vokoun
SA: 17TOI: 44:26
Saves: 13EV: 10 - 13
PIM: 2PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .765SH: 1 - 1
Chris Mason
SA: 10TOI: 15:34
Saves: 8EV: 6 - 7
PIM: 2PP: 1 - 2
SV%: .800SH: 1 - 1
Curtis Joseph
SA: 26TOI: 60:00
Saves: 26EV: 25 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: 1.000SH: 1 - 1