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Predators run Wings’ slide to 4

– Shea Weber scored 44 seconds into overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 victory against the slumping Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.

Craig Smith, Gabriel Bourque and Roman Josi also scored for Nashville, which had lost its last two games. The Red Wings have dropped four straight.

Daniel Cleary, Jordin Tootoo and Pavel Datsyuk had the Detroit goals.

Coming down the right side, Weber collected the rebound of Colin Wilson’s shot and beat a diving Jonas Gustavsson, who replaced injured goalie Jimmy Howard midway through the first period.

Smith scored the game’s first goal at 5:01 of the opening period.

With the Predators on a power play, Wilson had the puck to the right of the Detroit net. Wilson slid the puck to Smith on the left side, and with his skates below the goal line, he beat a sprawling Howard on the stick side.

The goal was Smith’s first of the year. Wilson’s assist extended his career-high point streak to five games.

Bourque doubled the Nashville lead at 10:41 of the first when he deflected Scott Hannan’s slap shot from the left point by Howard on the short side.

Howard stopped five of the seven shots he faced in 11:22 of ice time before he suffered an upper-body injury and was replaced by Gustavsson.

Cleary scored a short-handed goal with 4:59 left in the first and Detroit tied it at 11:33 of the third on a goal by Tootoo, a former Predator.

Nashville regained the lead at 12:54 on Josi’s first goal of the season, but Datsyuk tied it again at 3 just 36 seconds later.

BLACKHAWKS 4, CANUCKS 3, SO: In Chicago, Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw scored in a shootout, and Chicago matched the record for season-opening point streak.

The Blackhawks (13-0-3) earned their third consecutive win to join the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks as the only teams to record at least one point in the first 16 games of a season. The Ducks got off to a 12-0-4 start that year and went on to win the Stanley Cup. Chicago will go for the record Friday when it plays host to the San Jose Sharks.

JETS 2, SABRES 1: In Buffalo, N.Y., Ondrej Pavelec made 29 saves to help Winnipeg snap a three-game skid.

CANADIENS 3, RANGERS 1: In New York, Alex Galchenyuk snapped a tie early in the third period, and Montreal held on for its fifth consecutive win.

LIGHTNING 4, MAPLE LEAFS 2: In Tampa, Fla., Steven Stamkos scored his 10th goal, Benoit Pouliot had three assists and Tampa Bay won its second in a row after a 0-5-1 skid.

SENATORS 3, ISLANDERS 1: In Ottawa, Andre Benoit and Dave Dziurzynski scored their first NHL goals and Craig Anderson made 37 saves for Ottawa. Colin Greening also scored for the Senators.

SHARKS 2, BLUES 1: In St. Louis, Antti Niemi made 25 saves and Tim Kennedy scored in the third period to help San Jose end a seven-game winless streak.

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