The Red Wings, who had just 17 shots in their 3-2 win Friday night, peppered Rinne with pucks without 19 shots in the third period without much success on Sunday.
Zetterberg scored on a power play in which Detroit pulled Howard, giving them a 6-on-4 advantage to help him get space to shoot from the right circle.
NOTES: Nashville D Hal Gill (lower body injury) was scratched for the third straight game. ... Red Wings D Ian White (left foot) was healthy enough to play after injuring his left in Game 2. ... The Predators put F Jordin Tootoo in the lineup in place of Matt Halischuk and played D Ryan Ellis instead of Jack Hillen. ... The score has been 3-2 in each of the first three games. ... Faces in the crowd included Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch, who used to play for the Titans, and Colts quarterback Drew Stanton.
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