NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Ryan Johansen’s first career hat trick led the Nashville Predators to a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild.
Roman Josi and Philip Tomasino had a goal and two assists, Matt Duchene had a goal and an assist and Juuse Saros made 47 saves for Nashville.
Filip Forsberg had three assists and Mattias Ekholm added two.
Mats Zuccarello and Kirill Kaprizov each had a goal and an assist for Minnesota. Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves.
With the win the Predators trail St. Louis by 4 points for third in the Central Division.