NASHVILLE Adidas Austin Czarnik Jersey , Tenn. (AP) — Missing a few players due to injuries and an illness, the Nashville Predators reached to the minors for some help. It paid off with a win.Eeli Tolvanen scored his first NHL goal and added an assist to lead Nashville to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.Tolvanen, the 30th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, got his first goal 3 1/2 minutes into the game. On the left half wall, Smith sent a backhand pass to Tolvanen alone in the low slot, where he sent a backhand over Ward’s glove to push Nashville’s lead to 2-0.“That’s a goal I’m going to remember my whole life,” Tolvanen said. “It was a great pass. I was kind of alone with the goalie and I tried a backhand and it went in.”Tolvanen was recalled from Milwaukee of the AHL earlier Saturday after Filip Forsberg, the team’s leading goal scorer, was placed on Injured Reserve with an upper-body injury that will sideline the Swede for 4 to 6 weeks.Nashville was already without forwards Viktor Arvidsson and Kyle Turris and defenseman P.K. Subban, who all are on IR. Center Nick Bonino missed Saturday’s game with illness. Anthony Richard was also recalled Saturday and arrived at the arena late in the afternoon in time to make his NHL debut.“It’s different when you lose one,” Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. “When it was just (Arvidsson) Adidas Elias Lindholm Jersey , it was. ‘Alright we’ll juggle it up a little bit,’ but I still think that there was a real belief that we were going to be successful tonight. Opportunity for guys like Eeli, like (Anthony) Richard coming up here. I thought he played a good game.”Craig Smith, Kevin Fiala and Ryan Johansen also each had a goal and an assist, and Austin Watson added an empty-netter for the Predators. Pekka Rinne stopped 19 shots.Nashville was motivated after a 3-0 loss to Arizona on Thursday night.“We had a tough practice yesterday, everybody was pretty angry,” Fiala said. “Today we (brought) it to the game and everyone was still (upset) about the last game and it was a great response.”Brandon Saad and Artem Anisimov scored for Chicago, which has lost three straight. Cam Ward finished with 24 saves.Johansen’s power-play goal at 4:11 of the first made it 3-0. Fiala attempted a wraparound on the right post but the puck sailed wide to Johansen positioned on the left post and he scored his fifth of the season.“We haven’t started well lately and we’re trying to figure out a way to correct that and it’s just not happened,” Chicago captain Jonathan Toews said. “It’s frustrating. We’ve got to be better, we know that. Try and keep cracking down on all the little details, that’s all we can do.”On a rare 7-minute power play for the Predators Adidas Tyler Graovac Jersey , including two full minutes of a 5-on-3, the teams traded goals, with Saad scoring short-handed with 7:40 left and Smith on the power play with 6:25 remaining to make it 4-1.“We got energy from the penalty kill,” Chicago coach Jeremy Colliton said. “It seemed like we got the desperation and the urgency that we needed when we were in that spot.”The lengthy man-advantage was a result of Duncan Keith being assessed 29 minutes in penalties, including a game misconduct, at 7:18 after taking exception to a check that Predators forward Miikka Salomaki delivered to him on the right boards.Anisimov scored the only goal of a relatively quiet second period. Brandon Manning drew three Predators to him in the left circle before firing a pass to an unchecked Anisimov in the slot, where he beat Rinne on the glove side to pull Chicago within two.Watson added his empty-netter with 2:54 remaining in the third.Fiala scored the game’s first goal at 2:11 of the opening period. From the left point, Matt Irwin threw the puck into traffic in front of the Chicago net. In the low slot, Fiala grabbed the puck, spun around and beat Ward low on the stick side.NOTES: Laviolette earned his 200th regular season victory with Nashville. … Predators C Anthony Richard made his NHL debut. … Nashville is 6-2-0 against fellow Central Division teams this season. … Chicago is 2-12-1 when giving up the first goal. .. Anisimov has scored in consecutive games for the first time this season.UP NEXTBlackhawks: Host Calgary on Sunday.Predators: Host Buffalo on Monday. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pekka Rinne didn’t miss a beat after being sidelined for two weeks.He made 42 saves after sitting out five games with an injury Adidas Noah Hanifin Jersey , and the Nashville Predators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Thursday night.“Anytime you miss time, you’re a little nervous,” Rinne said. “I was happy that we played one of the top teams. You have to have a mindset that you might be busy. I felt good, and obviously very happy with the win.”Rinne was hurt in the third period of a 5-3 victory at Calgary on Oct. 19. He was stretching to try and stop the puck when teammate Kevin Fiala landed on top of the goalie in an awkward-looking collision.Kyle Turris, Roman Josi, Calle Jarnkrok and Miikka Salomaki scored, and Ryan Johansen had two nifty assists for the Predators. Right wing Viktor Arvidsson, who has eight goals and 12 points, was a late scratch due to a lower-body injury and is day to day.The Predators reached 10 wins in 13 games, the fastest in franchise history. The previous mark was 15 games, done three times.Nashville (6-0-0) became the fifth team in NHL history to start a season with six or more consecutive road wins.Tampa Bay got a goal from Slater Koekkoek Adidas Alan Quine Jersey , and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 20 shots. Nashville is the only opponent Vasilevskiy (0-3-1) has never beaten.“We had our chances,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said.Rinne made an outstanding save four minutes into the game when he lifted his right pad while lunging to the right and stopped Brayden Point’s rebound shot.“He looked really sharp to me,” Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. “He was brilliant. He needed to be — they’re a dangerous team.”Rinne has 315 NHL wins and is four short of tying Miikka Kiprusoff for the most by a Finnish-born player.Turris opened the scoring at 6:02 of the first before Josi made it 2-0 with 6.4 seconds left in the period off a backhand pass through the crease by Johansen.“It was pretty unreal,” Rinne said of Johansen’s pass from near the left-wing boards. “A beautiful goal. It was pretty cool to see in a game.”Koekkoek snapped a 16-game goal drought and cut the deficit to 2-1 from the left circle at 14:21 of the second.Tampa Bay outshot the Predators 17-4 in the period.“The ice was lopsided at that point,” Laviolette said.Johansen made another backhand pass to set up Jarnkrok’s goal with 3:18 to play.“They made us pay for the looks that we gave them,” Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh said.Salomaki added an empty-netter.Nashville has earned a point in 13 of its last 14 games (11-1-2) against the Lightning.NOTES: Tampa Bay D Victor Hedman (shoulder) sat out his third straight game and could miss games at Montreal and Ottawa this weekend. LW Ondrej Palat (foot) also was sidelined for the third consecutive game. … Nashville LW Zac Rinaldo (lower body) didn’t play. … Laviolette coached his 1,100th NHL game.UP NEXTPredators: Host the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.Lightning: At the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
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