Subban, Neal lead Predators to 3-1 win over Senators
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) James Neal and P.K. Subban each had a goal and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators over the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Ryan Ellis also scored for Nashville, and Pekka Rinne made 33 saves. The Predators had lost their previous two games in shootouts.
Kyle Turris scored and Craig Anderson made 27 saves for Ottawa, which has lost consecutive games.
Nashville has defeated the Senators in five of the last six matchups.
Neal scored the game's first goal 46 seconds into the second period. On a delayed penalty to the Senators, Subban carried the puck around the Ottawa zone. He passed to Roman Josi, who found Neal in the slot, where he fired a shot past Anderson.
Subban doubled the Nashville lead at 3:52 of the second on a slap shot from the right point through traffic. Subban had been held without a goal in his last seven games.