DETROIT, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A 46-save performance by Jimmy Howard Friday allowed the Detroit Red Wings to break out of a slump and down Nashville 4-2.
The Red Wings had lost three in a row and six out of seven, a skid that has put their post-season hopes in jeopardy.
Shea Weber cut the Nashville deficit to one early in the third period but Henrik Zetterberg restored the two-goal lead just past the midway point of the stanza.
Nashville lost its fifth straight game. Dan Ellis surrendered all four goals on 29 shots.