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Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators rookie Seth Jones scored the game winner as the Predators defeated Montreal on the road, 2-1. Jones took a pass from veteran David Legwand and slipped past the Montreal defense, and flipped the game winner past goalie Carey Price at 18:33 for the victory.
The win was the first for Nashville in three attempts. The Nashville victory ended a a four game win streak for the Canadiens.Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne was stellar in the net, stopping all 12 third period shots, and finished with 28 saves on the night.
Nashville was without the services of Mike Fisher who is out with a lower-body injury and according to team officials, is “day to day.”
The Predators, who have had trouble scoring, got help from several key players.
Captain Shea Weber banked a shot off Montreal defenseman Josh Gorges for an early 1-0 lead. Nashville led Montreal in shots 11-1 when Weber scored. Nashville was on a 5 on 3 advantage due to a penalty.
Nashville continued to attack the Montreal net, with 16 shots on goal to Montreal’s 11, but the Canadiens tied the game at 7:02 of the second period.
Nashville outshot Montreal 30-17 for the first two periods, but Montreal was more aggressive in the early part of the third, and controlled the pace of play. The Canadiens appeared to take the lead at 1:35 when Lars Eller flipped a shot at Pekka Rinne who had fallen on the play and it was called a goal, but after a video review, officials determined the goal did not cross the line and it was waved off.
Nashville is now 4-3-1 on the year, and 3-0-1 in their last four games.
Nashville Predators 2 – 1 Montreal Canadiens
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