NHL: Predators win 3-2 over Red Wings

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/r/redwings1_ap.jpg' class='caption'> Martin Erat scored one goal to lead the Nashville Predators past the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Thursday.

Updated: November 24, 2007 19:04 IST
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Nashville, Tennessee:

Martin Erat scored one goal and assisted on two others, including Radek Bonk's game-winner in the third period, to lead the Nashville Predators past the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Thursday.

Jason Arnott also scored for the Predators, who beat their Central Division rivals despite taking six penalties in the first period. Erat has nine points (four goals, five assists) in his last five games.

Johan Franzen and Henrik Zetterberg had goals for the first-place Red Wings.

Bonk made it 3-2 with a power-play goal at 2:22 of the third period, beating Dominik Hasek. Bonk leads Nashville with nine goals.

Chris Mason finished with 28 saves for the Predators.

Penguins 6, Senators 5, SO

At Ottawa, Jarkko Ruutu scored on Pittsburgh's fifth shootout attempt to give the Penguins a victory over Ottawa.

Ruutu put a backhander through Martin Gerber's pads after Ottawa's Jason Spezza and Pittsburgh's Erik Christensen each converted their team's first shootout opportunity.

Dany Sabourin denied Antoine Vermette, Dany Heatley, Mike Fisher and Dean McAmmond for the win after stopping 29 shots in regulation.

Sabourin entered midway through the first period.

Sergei Gonchar scored his seventh goal 7:07 into the third as Pittsburgh overcame a two-goal deficit for the second time in the game to tie it at 5.

Spezza scored twice and assisted on Heatley's power-play goal 16:15 into the second, which gave the Senators a 4-3 lead.

Christoph Schubert made it 5-3 at 1:04 of the third.

The Penguins erased an early 2-0 deficit with goals by Evgeni Malkin and Ryan Malone 18 seconds apart late in the first.

Malone scored his second of the game on a power play to cut it to 5-4.

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