nhl Game Recap< BACK

Nashville Skates Past Minnesota 5-2 - Recap

The Predators beat Minnesota 5-2 on Thursday, earning a victory backstopped by Pekka Rinne's 22 saves.

Bettors who backed the Predators were rewarded as -170 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

Nashville got goals from Ryan Ellis, Mikael Granlund, Viktor Arvidsson, Filip Forsberg, and Austin Watson in the victory. Ellis opened the scoring at 3:37 of the second period.

Pekka Rinne turned in a 22-save effort for the Predators.

Minnesota got goals from Jason Zucker, and Matt Dumba in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Minnesota got a 27-stop effort from Devan Dubnyk in the loss.

On the power play, Nashville went 0-for-2, while the Wild were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Nashville outshot Minnesota 32-24 in the game.

Next game, Nashville takes its act home to face Detroit looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head on the road to face Colorado.