Ville Husso posts third shutout as Red Wings win third in row

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings finished their recent road trip with momentum and carried it over Wednesday into the start of their longest homestand of the season.

Ville Husso made 26 saves for his third shutout in 13 games, a 3-0 victory over the Nashville Predators at Little Caesars Arena.

Filip Hronek stayed hot with his fifth goal in five games. Dylan Larkin scored his ninth goal, tying him for the team lead. Michael Rasmussen scored into an empty net with 21 seconds remaining. The Red Wings (10-5-4) have won three in a row.

Husso’s three shutouts lead NHL goalies. He has six for his career.

The five-game homestand continues Friday against Arizona (8 pm, Bally Sports Detroit).

Detroit snapped its six-game losing streak to Nashville (9-9-2), which had gained points in its previous five games (4-0-1).

A scoreless, penalty-free first period was followed by an eventful second period.

Larkin opened the scoring at 4:09 with his ninth goal. He pounced on a turnover at the blue line, skated in and snapped a shot from the face-off dot into the top far corner.

Hronek made it 2-0 on the power play at 14:16. He blasted in a one-timer from long range on a pass from Jonatan Berggren. Hronek has nine points (five goals, four assists) in the past nine games.

In between, the Red Wings killed a five-on-three power play that lasted 1:37, which was made more difficult with their top defense pairing of Moritz Seider and Ben Chiarot in the penalty box.

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