Despite power-pay struggles, Preds edge Red Wings

Kiefer Sherwood had a goal and an assist to lift the Nashville Predators to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.Sherwood scored midway through the second period before Tommy Novak doubled the advantage at the 2:22 mark of the third period. Goalie Juuse Saros took care of the rest by making 28 saves.Alex Chiasson scored and Ville Husso had 14 saves for Detroit, which is 2-7-1 in its last 10 games.Detroit outshot the Predators, who have won three straight games and five of their past seven, 29-16.After more than 30 minutes of scoreless play, Nashville broke through at the 9:02 mark of the second period.Philip Tomasino corralled a loose punk in the corner and headed toward the net before sliding a pass in between defender Moritz Seider’s legs to Sherwood, who scored from close range. Colton Sissons also assisted on the goal.The Predators doubled their lead early in the third period. After receiving a pass from Sherwood at the point, Cal Foote fired a pass toward the net that Novak deflected past Husso.Detroit pulled to within 2-1 with 2:16 remaining on Chiasson’s power-play goal off assists from Andrew Copp and Lucas Raymond.