Gabriel Bourque and Francis Bouillon scored in the second period and Pekka Rinne made 26 saves to help the Nashville Predators beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Friday night for coach Barry Trotz's 500th victory with the franchise.
Nashville moved a point ahead of Detroit with four games left in the regular season to be the fourth-seeded team with home-ice advantage in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
The Red Wings were held scoreless on three power plays in the second period in part because Rinne made a sprawling glove save to prevent Henrik Zetterberg from scoring off a rebound.
Detroit's Jimmy Howard stopped 23 shots after missing four straight games with a groin injury.
The Predators sealed the victory early in the third period when Alexander Radulov got open in front of the net took advantage of Andrei Kostitsyn's perfect pass for a three-goal lead.
Detroit got a meaningless goal with 3:03 left when Jiri Hudler flicked a shot into the open net off Henrik...