The islanders fall to the Predators, and win two games in a row

NASHVILLE, Tenn – Philip Forsberg and Roman Josie scored in a penalty shootout to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 victory over the New Yorkers on Saturday.

Tanner Ginot scored two goals and Jose Saros saved 34 balls in overtime and overtime for Nashville, winners of three consecutive goals.

Ilya Sorokin saved 20 saves in regulations and overtime, and Anthony Bouvier and Oliver Wahlstrom scored for the Islanders, whose winning streak was interrupted in two games.

Beauvillier scored the game’s first goal at 14:46 of the opening period in a powerhouse match in New York.

With Ryan Johansen in the penalty area to grab the stick and Predator defender Matthias Ekholm losing his stick early in the penalty kick, the islanders moved the disc around the Nashville area and found Josh Bailey Bouvier just below the right point, beating out a sprawling Sarros with his wrist high.

Ginot tied it at 6:54 of a second.

Ilya Sorokin (30) saved 20 balls in the 3-2 defeat to the Predators on Saturday.
Ilya Sorokin (30) saved 20 balls in the 3-2 defeat to the Predators on Saturday.

Skating to the right, Ginot cut to the point of the face, where his wrist was handcuffed and beat Sorokin to score his third goal of the season.

The Islanders regained the lead at 12:04 of the second half on Wallstrom’s goal in strong play.

He overcame Sarros high up to the side of the barrier just below the crossbar with a shot from the wrist from the left circle.

Ginot made it 2-2 with 8:12 to go third when he redirected Matt Benning’s pass past Sorokin for the second time in the match.

It was Jano’s first two-goal game in the National Hockey League.


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