NHL: Nashville 6, Detroit 4

NASHVILLE, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Colin Wilson had a big game with two goals and an assist Monday, sparking the Nashville Predators over Detroit 6-4.

Wilson got the game's first goal and added what turned out to be the game-winner in the third period for a 5-3 Nashville lead.


Mike Fisher provided a goal and two assists as the Preds won a second straight.

Craig Smith and Nick Spaling notched one goal each and Roman Josi added an empty-netter.

Marek Mazanec earned the victory with 21 saves.

Patrick Eaves, Justin Abdelkader, Drew Miller and Pavel Datsyuk scored for the Wings, whose next game will the be the Jan. 1 NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium.

Jimmy Howard yielded five goals on 28 shots in his return from a sprained knee ligament.

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