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, Tenn. (AP) Nashville’s power play is back, and the Predators are back in first place.Viktor Arvidsson scored twice to reach 20 goals this season, and the Predators beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Monday night.Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis and Craig Smith also scored for Nashville, which ended a two-game skid and tied Winnipeg for first in the Central Division.Article continues below ...The Predators recorded two power-play goals and scored on the man advantage in their second straight game after going six games without converting on the power play. Screens by Colton Sisson set up goals by defensemen Josi and Ellis.”The power play played great today and got us a couple of goals, and I think we created a lot of chances,” Arvidsson said. ”I think we simplified it and just started shooting pucks, and getting net-front presences. Siss had two big screens today and that results in two goals, so that’s just simple hockey.”Arvidsson fired a game-high nine shots on goal.”He was really good,” Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. ”I mean he was working, constantly in motion, constantly moving towards the puck or working to generate Philadelphia Flyers Hoodies Womens
, working in the battles.”Pekka Rinne made 36 saves to earn his 30th win of the season. The Predators improved to 12-3-3 in their last 18 games.Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Max McCormick scored for the Senators, who played catch-up most of the game. Craig Anderson stopped 36 shots.”It seemed that our turnovers and the bad bounces end up in the back of our net, and when it was on the other side it didn’t happen,” Senators coach Guy Boucher said. ”Their goalie made really big, key saves at big moments and I really thought definitely we deserved more goals than that, so too bad.”Nashville struck first on the power play when Josi fired a one-timer from above the right faceoff circle that beat Anderson glove side midway through the first period.”Sometimes with the power play that’s just how it goes,” Josi said. ”Sometimes you play really well – you have a lot of chances, but they don’t go in. You’ve just got to make sure you don’t get frustrated and keep it simple.”The Predators went ahead 2-0 about five minutes later when Arvidsson poked home a shot from the left side of the crease after receiving a backhanded pass from Ryan Johansen.Ottawa got its first goal on the power play with just under four minutes left in the first when Pageau stuffed home a rebound in front of the crease that beat Rinne glove side.Ellis scored on the power play when he blasted a one-timer by Anderson, who was screened by Sissons, to increase Nashville’s lead to 3-1 at 6:34 of the second period.Ottawa answered 1:31 later on McCormick’s wrist shot. Just under two minutes elapsed before the Predators went ahead by two goals again on Arvidsson’s second of the night. His 20 goals lead the team.Smith ended the scoring when he roofed a wrist shot over a sprawling Anderson at 8:15 of the third period.NOTES: Ottawa C Derrick Brassard played in his 700th career game. … Nashville general manager David Poile earned his 1,315th win, putting him four short of Glen Sather’s NHL record. … Nashville C Kyle Turris recorded his first point against his former team – an assist on Josi’s goal – in his second game versus Ottawa since being traded in November. … The Predators improved to 13-6-4 against the Eastern Conference. … Nashville recorded its 94th consecutive sellout (17 Philadelphia Flyers Hats Womens
,177) at Bridgestone Arena.UP NEXTSenators: At Chicago on Wednesday to conclude a two-game trip. Chicago routed Ottawa 8-2 on Jan. 9.Predators: At Detroit on Tuesday after falling to the Red Wings 3-1 on Saturday.— CHICAGO (AP) Nick Schmaltz scored in the seventh round of the shootout to give Chicago a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night, just the Blackhawks‘ second victory in 11 games.Schmaltz fired a wrist shot between the legs of Mike Condon after Patrick Kane and rookie Alex DeBrincat connected in the tiebreaker. Matt Duchene and Mike Hoffman scored for Ottawa in the shootout.Kane scored his team-leading 23rd goal and set up Artem Anisimov’s 16th in regulation for the lackhawks. Anton Forsberg stopped 32 shots through overtime and five of seven in the shootout, including final stop on Mark Stone. Duchene and Zack Smith scored for the Senators.Chicago’s Joel Quenneville coached his 1,600th NHL game. Only Scotty Bowman and Al Arbour have more.DUCKS 2, STARS 0ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Ryan Miller stopped 41 shots for his 42nd career shutout to led Anaheim to its fourth straight win.Ryan Getzlaf scored short-handed and Hampus Lindholm had a power-play goal for the Ducks, who are on their longest unbeaten stretch of the season and took sole possession of third place in the Pacific Division. It was Miller’s third shutout of the season.Ben Bishop made 15 saves for the Stars, who have lost two straight and three of four.Lindholm gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead with 6:45 left in the first, barreling in to bury the rebound of Getzlaf’s shot into an open net for his third power-play goal of the season. It was Lindholm’s 38th career goal, breaking a tie with Fredrik Olausson for fifth place in franchise history for the most by a defenseman.GOLDEN KNIGHTS 7, FLAMES 3LAS VEGAS (AP) – Alex Tuch scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period and Vegas pulled away with three goals in the third period.The Golden Knights moved back atop the NHL standings with 84 points – one ahead of Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay.Ryan Carpenter, William Karlsson Custom Philadelphia Flyers Jerseys
, Reilly Smith, Luca Sbisa, Erik Haula and Cody Eakin also scored for Vegas, which improved to 23-4-2 at home to set the record for home wins by a team in its inaugural season. Marc-Andre Fleury, starting his ninth straight game, made 28 saves for the Golden Knights.TJ Brodie, Dougie Hamilton and Matthew Tkachuk scored for Calgary, which was 8-2-1 in its previous 11 road games. David Rittich finished with 19 saves.