Final OT

Series (Game 4 of 9)

Series tied 4-4

Game 1: Monday, November 21st
PredatorsPostponed
Red Wings
Game 2: Friday, January 6th
Red Wings3Final
Predators1
Game 3: Monday, January 23rd
Predators3Final
Red Wings2
Game 4: Tuesday, January 24th
Predators2Final
OT
Red Wings1
Game 5: Wednesday, February 8th
Predators0Final
Red Wings6
Game 6: Thursday, February 9th
Red Wings3Final
Predators2
Game 7: Tuesday, March 21st
Predators3Final
SO
Red Wings2
Game 8: Thursday, March 30th
Red Wings4Final
Predators2
Game 9: Tuesday, April 18th
Red Wings3Final
Predators6

Predators 2

(31-12-6, 68 pts)

Red Wings 1

(32-13-4, 68 pts)

7:30 PM ET, January 24, 2006

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

1 2 3 OT T
NSH 0 1 0 12
DET 1 0 0 01

T. Vokoun (Predators - G): Saves: 38, Save Pct.: .974

C. Chelios (Red Wings - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

S. Sullivan (Predators - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Kariya's OT breakaway lifts Preds past Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) -- Tomas Vokoun frustrated the Detroit Red Wings for the second straight night and Paul Kariya and Steve Sullivan capitalized on their chances.

Kariya's breakaway goal 35 seconds into overtime gave the Nashville Predators a 2-1 win over Detroit on Tuesday night.

It was the second consecutive win in two days by Nashville over Detroit at Joe Louis Arena. Monday night's game -- a 3-2 Nashville win -- was a makeup for the Nov. 21 contest, in which Detroit's Jiri Fischer collapsed on the bench in the first period because of cardiac arrest.

Sullivan scored the other goal, also on a breakaway, for Nashville (31-12-6) and Vokoun made 38 saves for the second straight night.

"Such a good couple nights for us. We did it again -- we give them chances on the power play," said Vokoun. "They had like three posts it could have been different. It was our night. We had a great goal in overtime and we got four points on the road against the Red Wings. I mean, if you look at the history, that's never been the case."

Each team had seven power-play opportunities.

Mathieu Schneider got Detroit's only goal during a two-man advantage and Manny Legace stopped 26 shots.

"It's frustrating. We weren't able to execute around the net," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said.

Kariya picked up a long pass from Marek Zidlicky, went in on Legace, made a move to his backhand and flipped the puck into the net for his 17th of the season.

"It was a great play by Z," said Kariya. "He saw me curling there and he laid it right out there for me. He even put some backspin on it so it stayed there. A great pass by Z."

Sullivan tied it at 1 with a shorthanded goal 8:32 into the second period. He picked up a loose puck along the left wing boards in the offensive zone for a breakaway. He skated in on Legace, cut across the slot, made a move and put a shot over the prone Red Wings goaltender.

He also had a breakaway goal on Monday night.

"I was able to get a break," said Sullivan. "I was able to go five-hole yesterday on Manny. I think I tried to show him the five-hole and deke it around him and I was able to sneak it by."

Legace lamented his inability to stop the breakaways.

"Two breakaway goals," he said. "I've got to stop the one in overtime to give our team a chance to win."

Schneider's five-on-three power-play goal gave Detroit a 1-0 lead with 9:28 left in the first period. He beat Vokoun with a slap shot from the high slot.

It was Schneider's 16th of the season and he now has a goal in each of the last four games. The last NHL defenseman with a four-game goal streak was the Los Angeles Kings' Jaroslav Modry in 2002-03.

Game notes


Mario Lemieux's retirement on Tuesday makes Detroit center Steve Yzerman the NHL's active leader in goals (683), assists (1,051) and points (1,734). It also raised Red Wings left winger Brendan Shanahan to third on the active goal list with 580. ... Sullivan got his 200th career goal and has a goal in three of the last four games. ... Nashville left wingers Martin Erat and Darcy Hordichuk were healthy scratches after playing on Monday night. Inserted into the lineup were forward Scott Upshall, who was recalled from the AHL Milwaukee on Tuesday, and left winger Jeremy Stevenson.

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