Nashville 3, Winnipeg 1

Sunday, October 20, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Nashville 5-3-0-1 3-1-0-1 2-2-0-0 W2
Winnipeg 4-5-0-0 3-4-0-0 1-1-0-0 L1


Predators 3, Jets 1: Carter Hutton turned aside 38 shots in his second career start and Eric Nystrom's short-handed tally ignited a three-goal second period as visiting Nashville improved to 5-1-1 in its last seven games.

Patric Hornqvist recorded his team-leading third goal and Matt Cullen also scored for the Predators, who are 7-1-2 in their last 10 meetings with the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise.

Making his third career appearance and second this season, the 27-year-old Hutton saw his shutout bid end at 9:13 of the third period, when Evander Kane poked home a loose puck. The tally was the fourth in four games and team-leading fifth of the season for Kane, who unleashed 10 shots on goal.

After the teams skated to a scoreless first period, Matt Hendricks was whistled for tripping just 10 seconds into the middle session. With the Jets on the power play, defenseman Dustin Byfuglien failed to move the puck and Nystrom took advantage by blasting a shot past Ondrej Pavelec (23 saves) at the 20-second mark.

Hornqvist doubled the advantage as his sharp-angle shot caromed off the leg of blue-liner Zach Bogosian and into the net at 12:07. Cullen capped his team's scoring just 2:50 later as Nashville sent Winnipeg to its fifth loss in seven games. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hutton's lone appearance this season came in relief of G Pekka Rinne on Oct. 3. He stopped 21 shots in the 4-2 loss to St. Louis. ... Winnipeg native C Colin Wilson notched an assist on Cullen's goal. ... Nashville C Mike Fisher was scratched with a lower-body injury.

Top Game Performances

Nashville   Winnipeg
Matt Cullen 1 Points Evander Kane 1
Matt Cullen 1 Goals Evander Kane 1
Craig Smith 1 Assists Olli Jokinen 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
Eric Nystrom 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Carter Hutton .974 Save Percentage Ondrej Pavelec .885
Carter Hutton 38 Saves Ondrej Pavelec 23

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Nashville 26 3 0-3 3-3 6 32
Winnipeg 39 1 0-3 3-3 6 26

Upcoming Games

  • Winnipeg will play its next game at home against Washington. The Jets have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Nashville will play its next game on the road against Minnesota. The Predators have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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