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SportJohansen, Arvidsson help Predators break 6-game losing skid

23:45  31 december  2018
23:45  31 december  2018 Source:   ap.org

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The Predators broke the skid with a needed offensive outburst. Nashville's 6-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Monday ended a six - game slide, the Predators ' longest since April 4-19, 2013. Ryan Johansen had a goal and two assists, Viktor Arvidsson and Rocco Grimaldi each added a goal

The Predators broke the skid with a needed offensive outburst. Nashville's 6-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Monday ended a six - game slide That's what we're going to do." Predators coach Peter Laviolette had seen his team start the season strongly until the recent skid , and he felt

Johansen, Arvidsson help Predators break 6-game losing skid© The Associated Press Nashville Predators center Frederick Gaudreau, left, celebrates his goal with defenseman Dan Hamhuis (5) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON — The Nashville Predators entered the final game of 2018 with their longest losing streak in more than five years.

The Predators broke the skid with a needed offensive outburst.

Nashville's 6-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Monday ended a six-game slide, the Predators' longest since April 4-19, 2013.

Ryan Johansen had a goal and two assists, Viktor Arvidsson and Rocco Grimaldi each added a goal as Nashville scored five unanswered goals.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Filip Forsberg scored 20 seconds into the game and Juuse Saros made 24 saves to help the Nashville Predators snap a six - game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.

Johansen , Arvidsson help Predators break 6 - game losing skid . RICH DUBROFF (Associated Press)The Associated Press. The Nashville Predators entered the final game of 2018 with their longest losing streak in more than five years. The Predators broke the skid with a needed offensive outburst.

The loss broke Washington's four-game winning streak. They had won 16 of 19.

"We didn't really like 2018 that much," Johansen said. "Today we just wanted to focus on finishing on a good note, leaving it behind us and focus on 2019. That's what we're going to do."

Predators coach Peter Laviolette had seen his team start the season strongly until the recent skid, and he felt this offensive outburst would come.

"Coming from behind a couple of times, down by two goals, also a good thing," Laviolette said. "On the road, a good thing — certainly against a good team, lots of positives."

Laviolette, a veteran of 17 seasons as an NHL coach, was patient with his team.

"I always say that there's something that's going to go wrong through the course of the year," Laviolette said. "We lost the last (six) games. I wasn't disappointed with the way we played. I was just disappointed with the result."

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Johansen , Arvidsson help Predators break 6 - game losing skid . WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nashville Predators entered the final game of 2018 with their longest losing streak in more than five years.

Johansen , Arvidsson help Predators break 6 - game losing skid . PREDATORS . All Players Ryan Hartman Ryan Johansen Zac Rinaldo Frederick Gaudreau Roman Josi P.K. Subban Craig Smith Viktor Arvidsson Rocco Grimaldi Kevin Fiala Austin Watson Ryan Ellis Calle Jarnkrok Dan Hamhuis Mattias

The Capitals' Alex Ovechkin has been stuck on 29 goals for the past six games, his longest streak without a goal since Nov. 10-20, 2017.

"It's the end of the year, you know?" Ovechkin said. "Tomorrow is going to be a new day, a new year and new hockey."

Johansen's seventh goal of the season beat Braden Holtby to tie the score at 3 as the Predators scored three goals in 4:33 to take a 4-3 lead.

Pekka Rinne stopped 22 shots for the Predators.

Holtby stopped 28 shots.

Michal Kempny opened the scoring with his fourth goal of the season at 4:33 of the first. The Capitals took a 2-0 lead four minutes later on Jakub Vruna's 12th goal, which was followed 23 seconds later by Grimaldi's second goal of the season, which cut the advantage to 3-1.

Washington took a 3-1 lead on Chandler Stephenson's fifth goal at 8:22 of the second period. Holtby started the rush with a long outlet pass to Devante Smith-Pelly.

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Phil Di Giuseppe, who’s appeared in 21 games for the Carolina Hurricanes this season, was claimed off waivers by the Nashville Predators , while veteran defender Jason Garrison — recently traded to the Chicago Blackhawks — has Johansen , Arvidsson help Predators break 6 - game losing skid .

Viktor Arvidsson , Roman Josi, Colton Sissons and Austin Watson all scored for the Predators who moved to 3-2-1 on the season with their 4-1 victory. Hear from Ryan Johansen , Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi following Tuesday's game in the video above.

The Predators got within 3-2 on Miikka Salomaki's third goal of the season midway through the second period. Nashville tied it at 3 on Johansen's goal.

Frederick Gaudreau's third goal of the season at 14:30 put the Predators ahead 4-3.

Ryan Ellis' fourth goal at 11:35 in the third gave Nashville a 5-3 lead and Arvidsson's ninth goal with two minutes remaining made it 6-3.

"It was a great win by our team, especially going down 3-1," Grimaldi said

"We could have hung our heads and thought, 'oh it's one of those games again. We just can't get out of the slump' but the boys stuck together. I think every line chipped in and we had a huge win against the Stanley Cup champs."

NOTES: Grimaldi and Salomaki hadn't scored since Nov. 1. ... Holtby received an assist on Stephenson's goal, his second of the season and the 10th of his nine-season career. ... Capitals D Brooks Orpik returned after missing 26 games with right knee surgery. ... Washington sent D Tyler Lewington to Hershey (AHL) two days after he scored a goal, received an assist and got in a fight in his second NHL game. ... Nashville recalled F Nicholas Baptiste from Milwaukee (AHL), but he was a healthy scratch.

UP NEXT

Predators: Host Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday

Capitals: Visit St. Louis Blues on Thursday

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