Free Press ★★★
★ Carter Hutton, Preds. First NHL win; note to Jets fans, played at U-Mass Lowell, where their current prospect Connor Hellebucyk is now tending goal.
★★ Shea Weber, Preds. What did the Jets get on Sunday? Yeah, we thought Weber had something to do with that.
★★★ Evander Kane, Jets. Fifth goal of the season, the only home player who could make the scoresheet.
Cullen Nash (hooking) 15:58.
1. Nashville, Nystrom 2, 0:20 (sh) 2. Nashville, Hornqvist 3, 12:07 3. Nashville, Cullen 2 (Smith, Wilson) 14:57
Hendricks Nash (tripping) 0:10, Bogosian Wpg (cross-checking) 12:50.
4. Winnipeg, Kane 5 (Jokinen, Setoguchi) 9:13
Wheeler Wpg (hooking) 11:55, Cullen Nash (tripping) 13:54, Ladd Wpg (slashing) 14:56. Referees — Mike Leggo, Ian Walsh. Linesmen — Steve Miller, Anthony Sericolo. Attendance — 15,004 (15,004).
Evander Kane played nearly 25 minutes on Sunday (24:58 to be exact), an unusually high total for a forward. So this number suggests where the Jets think their best chances are when it comes to their attack. It was Kane’s seventh straight game over 20 minutes and his highest number this season.
Preds defenceman Seth Jones, another fine rookie in the NHL this season, is getting plenty of trust from his coach, Barry Trotz. Jones played 26:23 on Sunday night, second only to stud defender and partner Shea Weber.
Getting anything through to the net, pucks or bodies, is no easy chore against the Preds. Sunday, Nashville blocked 18 attempted Jets shots. The Jets? They had four blocks on the night.
Name the five teenagers to score goals for the Predators. Answer: Scottie Upshall, Scott Hartnell, David Legwand and this season, Filip Forsberg and Seth Jones.