Thirteen different members of the visiting team recorded at least a point, and the Nashville Predators defeated the Anaheim Ducks by a 5-3 final on Friday night at the Honda Center. The result gives the Preds six wins and 14 points on the season, just what they had in mind to start a back-to-back set in Southern California.
A rematch of last spring's Western Conference Final, Nashville got timely scoring throughout the lineup and held off a late Anaheim push to get Pekka Rinne the win on his 35th birthday.
"It was a solid game right from the get go," Nashville forward Scott Hartnell said. "For the most part, we were solid, we were quick, we were getting on their defensemen and turning some pucks over. We were holding onto pucks and using our D. They got a couple big goals for us. All in all, it was a way better effort than the last few games. It was really good to see."