Glendening, Red Wings defeat Predators, earn split

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NASHVILLE — Luke Glendening had a goal and two assists in his return to the lineup, and the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Nashville Predators 4-2 at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday.

Glendening missed the past two games because of an upper-body injury. 

The Red Wings (4-10-2) won for the second time in their past 12 games and split the two-game set here, having lost 3-2 on Thursday. Jonathan Bernier made 21 saves after missing seven games because of an upper-body injury.

Pekka Rinne allowed three goals on 24 shots before being pulled after two periods for the Predators (6-9-0), who have lost six of their past eight. Juuse Saros made five saves.

Robby Fabbri gave the Red Wings a 1-0 lead at 4:59 of the first period on a one-timer from the slot. Valtteri Filppula went around the net and passed in front to Fabbri.

Adam Erne made it 2-0 at 12:24 on a backhand from the right face-off circle.

Glendening extended the lead to 3-0 at 17:22 of the second period on a backhand from the left circle on the rush.  

Filip Forsberg cut it to 3-1 at 7:57 of the third period when he centered the puck and it deflected in off the skate of Red Wings defenseman Marc Staal.

Anthony Mantha made it 4-1 at 14:56 on the rush off a pass from Glendening.

Rocco Grimaldi scored with 47 seconds remaining for the 4-2 final.

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