02/26 22:19 CST Dubnyk wins his 14th with Wild in 4-2 win over Nashville
Dubnyk wins his 14th with Wild in 4-2 win over Nashville
By TERESA M. WALKER
AP Sports Writer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) --- Nino Niederreiter scored two goals, and the Minnesota
Wild beat Nashville 4-2 Thursday night, handing the Predators only their fourth
regulation loss on home ice this season.
Devan Dubnyk also made 27 saves as he improved to 14-3-2 since being acquired
by Minnesota in mid-January. With the win, the Wild moved back into the final
wild-card spot in the Western Conference.
Erik Haula and Kyle Brodziak also scored for Minnesota.
Mike Fisher had a goal and an assist, Craig Smith had a goal and Matt Cullen
added two assists for Nashville. The Predators snapped a six-game winning
streak and now are 26-4-1 at home this season.
Nashville coach Peter Laviolette pulled goalie Pekka Rinne with 3 minutes left,
but Niederreiter sealed the win with an empty netter with 1:39 remaining.