Nashville 4, Winnipeg 3

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Nashville 24-23-2-6 13-11-1-3 11-12-1-3 W1
Winnipeg 25-25-1-4 13-11-0-4 12-14-1-0 L1


Predators 4, Jets 3: Mike Fisher scored the game-winning goal 42 seconds into the third period as visiting Nashville cooled off Winnipeg.

Nick Spaling and defensemen Seth Jones and Roman Josi  also tallied as the Predators completed a 2-1-1 road trip. Carter Hutton made 24 saves to improve to 5-1-0 in his last six starts.

Mark Scheifele registered a goal and an assist while Chris Thorburn and Blake Wheeler also scored for the Jets, who lost for only the second time in eight games (6-2-0) since Paul Maurice took over as coach. Ondrej Pavelec turned aside 21 shots.

Spaling gave Nashville a 3-1 lead with 2:42 left in the second period, but Winnipeg answered with a pair of goals 27 seconds apart to tie it after two sessions. Scheifele banked a shot off a cluster of Predators from the side of the net at 18:13 before setting up the red-hot Wheeler, whose shot from the slot was gloved by Hutton but trickled into the net.

Jones opened the scoring at 3:48 of the first period, busting down the right wing and using his long reach to beat Pavelec on a wraparound. Thorburn knotted it 22 seconds later with a tip-in from the high slot for his first tally of the season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wheeler's goal, his sixth in the last eight games, gave him a career-high 22. ... Predators captain Shea Weber did not play for the final 16 1/2 minutes, while LW Viktor Stalberg and C Matt Cullen sat out a second straight game with upper-body injuries. ... Jets LW Evander Kane will be sidelined until after the Olympic break due to an infection in his right hand. Kane initially injured his hand in a fight on Jan. 7 that caused him to miss four contests before returning for four games. 

Top Game Performances

Nashville   Winnipeg
Craig Smith 2 Points Mark Scheifele 2
Mike Fisher 1 Goals Mark Scheifele 1
Craig Smith 2 Assists Jacob Trouba 2
Mike Fisher 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Carter Hutton .889 Save Percentage Ondrej Pavelec .840
Carter Hutton 24 Saves Ondrej Pavelec 21

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Nashville 25 4 1-3 2-2 4 27
Winnipeg 27 3 0-2 2-3 6 24

Upcoming Games

  • Winnipeg will play its next game at home against Vancouver. The Jets have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .467 after a loss.
  • Nashville will play its next game at home against New Jersey. The Predators have a W/L % of .478 after a win and .406 after a loss.
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