NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Matt Duchene scored his 40th goal of the season and Mikael Granlund scored the only goal of the shootout to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.
Filip Forsberg also scored and Juuse Saros made 19 saves in regulation and overtime for Nashville, winners of two of three.
The Predators entered Tuesday in the Western Conference’s top wild card position, tied in points with the Dallas Stars. They (93) are now 2 points clear of Dallas (91) and 6 points clear of Vegas (87).
Andrew Mangiapane scored twice and Dan Vladar made 25 saves in regulation and overtime for Calgary, which had its two-game winning streak snapped. The Flames inched closer to clinching the top spot in the Pacific Division with the standings point for the shootout loss.