NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A red hot Nashville Predators team made sure San Jose stayed ice cold.
Colton Sissons and James Neal both scored twice to lead the Predators over the staggering Sharks 7-2 on Saturday night.
Cody McLeod, P.K. Subban and Viktor Arvidsson also scored for Nashville, which has won three straight and six of seven. Craig Smith and Colin Wilson had three assists apiece to help the Predators move a point ahead of St. Louis for third place in the Central Division.
“Everybody keeps winning,” Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. “The area that we’re in in the standings, there’s not a lot of losing going on. We’re just trying to keep pace right now. These games are important.”
Pekka Rinne made 26 saves in winning his fifth consecutive start.