Filppula, Red Wings get past Predators

Valtteri Filppula backed Jimmy Howard's 31 1 win over Nashville on Monday night.

Pavel Datsyuk and Danny Cleary had a goal for the Red Wings, who halted a two-game skid.

Jonathon Blum scored in the waning minutes for the Predators, losers in three of their last four. Pekka Rinne made 18 saves.