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Preds 3, Jets 1: 5 Things

The Nashville Predators got a 3-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night to improve their record on the season to 5-3-1. Nashville has gone 5-1-1 in their last seven games after starting the season off with an 0-2-0 record.

Here are five things from Sunday night’s game…

- Carter Hutton stopped 37 of 38 Winnipeg shots to record his first NHL win. He looked fantastic in his first start for the Predators this season and is going to continue to be called upon to step in for Nashville and collect points.

- Eric Nystrom scored the first goal of the game for the Predators, and he did it while shorthanded. He blocked a shot from Dustin Byfuglien at the blue line in his defensive zone, and the broke in on an odd-man rush. Instead of trying a pass to set up a one-timer, Nystrom fired a quick wrist shot that beat Ondrej Pavelec to give the Predators a 1-0 lead.

- Patric Hornqvist scored Nashville’s second goal of the game on a strange play. He fired a shot from the boards toward the Winnipeg net. The shot didn’t hit the net, but it did hit Winnipeg defenseman Zach Bogosian and take a Nashville bounce into the net. That was the second time in as many games that the Predators have scored as a direct result of a bounce off of an opposing defenseman.

- Colin Wilson played in front of his hometown crowd in the regular season for the first time, and it happened to be on his birthday. Wilson got an assist on a goal by Matt Cullen in the win.

- Evander Kane got the lone goal for the Jets and got 24:58 of ice time for the Jets, which is a big amount for a forward. He also put up 10 shots on goal for the Jets in the game and was easily their best player.

3 stars of Sunday night’s game…

1. Carter Hutton, NSH… Hutton was stellar in goal for the Predators and got his first NHL win, stopping 37 of 38 shots by the Jets.

2. Evander Kane, WPG… Kane scored Winnipeg’s only goal and put up an impressive 10 shots on goal in 24:58 of ice time.

3. Patric Hornqvist, NSH… Hornqvist scored the game-winning goal for the Predators by simply throwing the puck toward the net.

Audio Highlights from 102.5 The Game…


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