Saros makes 38 saves vs Senators, Predators win 4th straight

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Filip Forsberg had a goal and an assist and the Nashville Predators beat the Ottawa Senators 3-0 on Monday night.

Forsberg beat Cam Talbot in the Ottawa net at 7:30 in the third to give the Predators a fourth straight win.

The story, however, was Predators netminder Juuse Saros, who made 38 saves for his first shutout of the season and the 18th of his NHL career. He has stopped 102 of the 105 shots he’s faced in the last two games — following a 64-save performance Thursday in a 5-3 win over Carolina.

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Roman Josi and Jeremy Lauzon also scored for the Predators.

Talbot made 30 saves for the Senators, who have now lost two straight.

The Senators held an 11-5 advantage in shots through the opening 14 minutes of the first period. But within a 32-second span, the Senators went from being in charge to in a hole as the Predators struck twice for a 2-0 lead.

Josi took advantage of a Senators turnover at their own blue line and put a chip shot over the shoulder of Talbot at 14:29. Lauzon redirected a Tanner Jeannot wraparound attempt into the Senators net at 15:01.

The was no scoring in the second period, although Brady Tkachuk appeared to get the Senators on the scoreboard, but after a challenge from the Predators, that play was ruled offside and the goal was disallowed.


Predators: At Toronto on Wednesday night.

Senators: At Arizona on Thursday night.


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