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Preds 2, Habs 1: 5 things

The Nashville Predators got a dramatic 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night to improve their record on the season to 4-3-1.

Here are five things from Saturday night’s game…

- Seth Jones scored a beautiful game-winning goal for the Predators with 1:27 remaining in the third period with the game tied 1-1. He took a pass from David Legwand and made a fabulous toe drag move and wrist shot that beat Carey Price.

- David Legwand stepped up offensively for the Predators on Saturday night, notching assists on both of Nashville’s goals. Legwand stepped up in the absence of Mike Fisher, who missed the game with a lower-body injury.

- Nashville’s penalty kill responded to a big challenge in the third period, killing off three Canadiens power plays to put the team in a situation to win late. The PK has killed off all 13 power play opportunities against over the last four games, and the team is 3-0-1 in that span.

- Both goaltenders were fantastic. Pekka Rinne was spectacular in net for the Predators, stopping 28 of 29 Montreal shots, and Carey Price was equally as impressive for the Canadiens, stopping 35 of 37 Nashville shots and making a few highlight-reel type saves.

- Weber got 28:43 of ice time for the Predators, while Jones racked up 27:29 of his own. It was a big night for both of them as they accounted for both goals, and they responded very well on both sides of the ice.

3 Stars of Saturday night’s game…

1. Seth Jones, NSH… Jones scored the gorgeous game-winning goal for the Predators and had 27:29 of ice time. It was arguably his best game so far this season.

2. Pekka Rinne, NSH… Rinne was fantastic in goal for the Predators and made several point-blank saves to keep them in the game.

3. Carey Price, MTL… Price was also fantastic in goal for Montreal and played well enough for the Canadiens to win.

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