Originally written on Fox Sports Tennessee  |  Last updated 11/10/14

DENVER - OCTOBER 24: Goaltender Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings defends the goal against the Colorado Avalanche during NHL action at the Pepsi Center on October 24, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Red Wings 3-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings got a great performance in net and plenty of offense at the other end of the rink -- including a rare power-play goal -- to earn a much-needed win. Jimmy Howard made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season and Drew Miller scored an early goal as Detroit snapped a season-high, five-game losing streak with a 4-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night. "We put everything to rest," Howard said. Not quite. The previously reeling Red Wings still have plenty of work to do to prove they are a playoff team, but holding onto a lead for a change is an improvement for them. Detroit led 2-0 in three of the losses during its skid. "When you haven't won, it doesn't matter what the score is, the lead's never safe," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "It's just a confidence thing. Confidence in pro sports comes and goes in a hurry, so this is a big win for us." Tomas Tatar gave Detroit a two-goal lead early in the second, and Niklas K...
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