Saros Stops 35 Shots as Predators Down Penguins
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Juuse Saros made 35 saves to lead the Nashville Predators to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.
Mattias Ekholm, Tanner Jeannot, Eeli Tolvanen and Yakov Trenin scored for the Predators, who have won five of six. Roman Josi had three assists and Colton Sissons added two.
Jake Guentzel had the lone goal and Casey DeSmith stopped 21 shots for Pittsburgh, which won its previous two games.
Ekholm scored first with 1.5 seconds remaining in the opening period. From the high slot, Filip Forsberg found his Swedish countryman skating down the left side for a redirect into an open net.
Guentzel tied it 14 minutes into the second.
Sidney Crosby won a faceoff in the left circle back to Kris Letang, who found Guentzel open in the right circle. He beat Saros for his 29th goal.
Just 1:40 later, Nashville regained the lead when Jeannot tipped Josi’s shot from the point shot past DeSmith.
Tolvanen converted on a breakaway 1:23 later after Letang and Mike Matheson nearly collided at the Nashville blue line, sending Tolvanen in all alone on DeSmith.
Trenin added an empty-net goal late.
Penguins: Visit the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.
Predators: Visit the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.
ISLANDERS 3, SO
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 767th goal to pass Jaromir Jagr for third on the NHL career list in the Washington Capitals’ 4-3 shootout victory against the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
DUCKS 3, OT
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Fox scored 55 seconds into overtime and New York beat Anaheim. Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad and Jonny Brodzinski also scored for the Rangers, who have won five of seven.
MAPLE LEAFS 4, STARS 0
TORONTO (AP) — Erik Kallgren made 35 saves to earn a shutout in his first NHL start as Toronto blanked Dallas. John Tavares had a goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs.