SAN JOSE, Calif. - Patric Hornqvist had two goals and one assist to help the Nashville Predators put a dent into San Jose's hopes for a division title by beating the Sharks 3-0 on Saturday night.
Backup Carter Hutton made 35 saves in his first career shutout and Roman Josi also scored as the Predators kept their slim playoff hopes alive by beating winning road games on back-to-back nights against Anaheim and San Jose — the top two teams in the Pacific Division.
Nashville is six points behind Dallas for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with four games remaining.
It's something that you don't really envision starting this way, but when you put the work in you don't feel like it's unwarranted. You definitely don't envision it unfolding this way, but you do think you can be successful at this level.
— Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, who defeated the Jets on Wednesday to improve to 6-0-1 since making his first NHL start on Feb. 18