Viktor Arvidsson scored twice and the Nashville Predators defeated the Ottawa Senators by a 5-2 final on Monday night at Bridgestone Arena. The result ends Nashville's two-game losing streak, marking the 13th time this season they've scored at least five goals in one contest.
Ottawa hung around for portions of the game, but Nashville was always one step ahead, and after Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette said his team "simply needed to find the back of the net," the group responded loud and clear.
"We took a step in the right direction," Laviolette said. "I thought last game (a 3-1 loss), Detroit played really hard and therefore it's difficult to dictate the entire game. I'll say the same thing tonight. I thought Ottawa played an aggressive game. They're fast off the attack, you have to be sure of what you're doing defensively, but for the most part, I thought our guys were pretty competitive and pretty fast. We were on our toes tonight."
"I think we played great," Arvidsson said. "I think we played an attack-mentality hockey. Our D was up in the play and we shot the puck a lot. [I] felt like it was a great 60 minutes."