NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nino Niederreiter scored two goals, and the Minnesota Wild beat Nashville 4-2 Thursday night, handing the Predators only their fourth regulation loss on home ice this season.
Devan Dubnyk also made 27 saves as he improved to 14-3-2 since being acquired by Minnesota in mid-January. With the win, the Wild moved back into the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference.
Erik Haula and Kyle Brodziak also scored for Minnesota.
Mike Fisher had a goal and an assist, Craig Smith had a goal and Matt Cullen added two assists for Nashville. The Predators snapped a six-game winning streak and now are 26-4-1 at home this season.
Nashville coach Peter Laviolette pulled goalie Pekka Rinne with 3 minutes left, but Niederreiter sealed the win with an empty netter with 1:39 remaining.