13 Mar 2019, 11:41 IST
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Geese are in search of a powerful end to a misplaced season.
Daniel Sprong scored for the third consecutive sport, and Anaheim beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Tuesday night time.
Ryan Getzlaf and Jakob Silfverberg additionally scored for the disappointing Geese (28-34-9), who’ve gained 4 of their previous six video games. John Gibson made 32 saves.
“We’re enjoying some fairly good hockey right here,” Silfverberg stated. “There’s 11 video games left and we’d as nicely take advantage of it and preserve enjoying the way in which we’re.”
Filip Forsberg scored two power-plays aim for the Predators, who’ve misplaced two straight and 4 of six general. Pekka Rinne made 15 stops.
Nashville (39-27-5) might have handed Winnipeg for first place within the Central Division with a win. As a substitute, the Predators have been stymied by one other sluggish begin.
Anaheim was capable of spring a number of odd-man rushes on Nashville within the first interval, beginning when the Geese jumped in entrance at 3:39 on Getzlaf’s 12th aim. Getzlaf had a breakaway arrange by Josh Manson’s stretch move, and he scored on a wrist shot from the left circle.
Silfverberg made it 2-Zero at 10:56, extending his level streak to 6 video games. He has 4 objectives and 4 assists in that span.
“It has been a tricky yr so it is good to have perhaps slightly little bit of brightness on the finish of the yr getting some objectives,” Silfverberg stated. “It is the identical for me as for the entire crew, we’re simply making an attempt to create good habits right here and attempt to construct for the longer term.”
Sprong put the Geese up 3-Zero at 13:59 of the second. He sped down the proper wing and minimize inside earlier than burying a backhand from the slot for his 12th aim in 53 video games.
The Predators lastly confirmed some combat within the third.
Forsberg received Nashville on the board at 14:16, with Rinne pulled for a three-man benefit after Manson put the puck over the boards for delay of sport. Jaycob Megna was already within the penalty field for holding the stick of Mikael Granlund.
Forsberg minimize the deficit to 3-2 at 15:14. However the Predators couldn’t give you a tying aim regardless of peppering Gibson within the last minutes.
Rinne stated the lack to mount a cost earlier within the sport was extra irritating understanding Nashville might have moved forward of Winnipeg.
“It is only a sleepy sport, not a lot happening,” Rinne stated. “It is a state of affairs within the season the place we now have numerous issues in our personal arms and contemplating that it is disappointing.”
NOTES: Rinne saved a penalty shot by Max Jones at 11:47 of the second interval after the Geese rookie was pulled down from behind by Nick Bonino. … The Predators have been 2 for five on the ability play. Nashville was 6 for 80 on the ability play over the earlier 25 video games. … Predators D Roman Josi had an help to increase his level streak to 4 video games. . Granlund had two assists.
Predators: Go to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night time.
Geese: Go to the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night time.
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