Red Wings drop Predators 5-2

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Nashville Predators center Mikael Granlund (64) loses his edge as Detroit Red Wings right wing Bobby Ryan (54) defends in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) – Sam Gagner scored three goals, ending a 17-game drought that lasted nearly a year, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Nashville Predators 5-2.

Luke Glendening and Adam Erne also scored for Detroit, which set a season high for goals.

Jonathan Bernier made 37 saves, improving to 11-5-0 in 18 career games against Nashville.

Mikael Granlund and Erik Haula scored for the Predators.

Gagner snapped a 2-all tie at 9:58 of the third period. He spun into the right circle and fired the puck, which banked off goaltender Pekka Rinne’s right skate and into the net.

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