Johansen stays hot with goal, assist, Preds down Jets 4-1

Nashville Predators' Ryan Johansen (92) celebrates his goal against Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Ryan Johansen kept up his hot play since being traded with a goal and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators over the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 on Thursday night.

Johansen has four goals and nine points in seven games since his trade from Columbus on Jan. 6.

Craig Smith, James Neal and Calle Jarnkrok, with an empty-netter, also scored for the Predators.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored his ninth goal of the season for Winnipeg, which has dropped two straight to start its six-game homestand.

Pekka Rinne made 25 saves for the Predators and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 24 for the Jets.

Winnipeg was 0 for 4 on the power play and the Predators 1 for 3.