NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tanner Jeannot scored early within the third interval and Juuse Saros made 32 saves to guide the Nashville Predators to a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday evening.
Cody Glass had the opposite objective for Nashville, winners of 4 of 5.
Pierre-Luc Dubois scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 39 saves for Winnipeg, which concluded a season-long five-game highway journey 2-3-0.
At 5:38 of the third, Jeannot picked up the rebound of a Tommy Novak shot and beat Hellebuyck with a wraparound.
The objective not solely broke a 1-1 tie, it snapped a 38-game goalless stretch for Jeannot, who scored 24 targets final season.
Dubois scored the sport’s first objective 48 seconds into the opening interval off of a slick backdoor feed from Cole Perfetti. The objective was the quickest from the beginning of the sport for the Jets this season.
Glass tied it at 13:49 of the second, deflecting a Roman Josi shot from the blue line.
Tuesday was Nashville defenseman Alexandre Service’s 141st NHL recreation, but it surely took him till then to file his first combating main. Simply over a minute into the primary, Service took exception to successful Jets defenseman Logan Stanley placed on Glass alongside the left boards.
At 5-foot-11 and 174 lbs., Service is far smaller than the 6-foot-7, 228 lb. Stanley.
After serving his penalty, Service performed 5 extra shifts within the first interval, however he didn’t return to the bench for the beginning of the second interval or play within the the rest of the sport. The Predators didn’t present an replace on his situation in the course of the recreation.
STRONG CENTRAL RECORD
Regardless of Tuesday’s loss, the Jets nonetheless sport a powerful 12-4-0 file towards fellow Central Division opponents. Winnipeg and Nashville have break up the 2 video games they’ve performed towards one another to this point this season, with every profitable on house ice. The 2 groups will play twice extra this season, as soon as in every metropolis.
Predators: Host the New Jersey Devils on Thursday.
Jets: Host the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday.
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