PITTSBURGH, Pa. - James Neal and Brandon Sutter each had a goal and an assist, and the Pittsburgh Penguins snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Friday night.
Playing in his fourth game of the season, Neal — a former 40-goal scorer — netted his first of the season late in the first period to give the Penguins a lead they didn't relinquish against the road-weary Predators.
Nashville lost the final four of a franchise-record, 17-day, seven-game trip. Gabriel Bourque scored 2:28 in but the Predators were held to fewer than two goals for the fourth consecutive game.
The Penguins have held opponents under three goals in seven of eight games.