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Wilson scores 2 goals, adds assist in Predators' 6-4 win over Red Wings

Monday, 12.30.2013 / 10:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Wilson scores 2 goals, adds assist in Predators' 6-4 win over Red Wings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Colin Wilson had two goals and an assist, and Mike Fisher scored a goal and helped set up two others in the Nashville Predators' 6-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night.

Fisher has three goals and three assists in Nashville's past two games. Craig Smith, Nick Spaling, and Roman Josi also scored.

Justin Abdelkader, Pavel Datsyuk, Drew Miller, and Patrick Eaves scored for the Red Wings, who have lost two of three.

The teams combined for five goals in a back-and-forth third period, but Nashville never relinquishing the lead.

Wilson put the Predators ahead 1:54 into the game with a wrist shot from the high slot that beat goalie Jimmy Howard on the glove side. It was the first shot on Howard, who had been out with a knee injury since Dec. 10.

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