NHL The Predators correct the Wild

NHL: The Predators correct the Wild

The Minnesota Wild had a complicated night, losing 6-1 to the Nashville Predators on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena.

The start of the game belonged to the visitors, who took a 1-0 lead after a success from Connor Dewar midway through the first period. A few moments later, however, things changed: The Predators scored two goals in eight seconds thanks to Yakov Trenin and Cole Smith.

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The nightmare continued for the Wild after that. Thanks to the successes of Filip Forsberg, Roman Josi and Ryan O'Reilly, Andrew Brunette's men took a comfortable 5-1 lead with just under 12 minutes to play. Ryan McDonagh scored his team's sixth goal.

In the loss, goaltender Filip Gustavsson stopped 25 pucks. Meanwhile, Juuse Saros made 33 saves.

With this win, Nashville took first place among drafted teams in the Western Conference. The Wild are six points shy of a playoff spot.

Stankoven continues his momentum

Rookie Logan Stankoven scored again in the Dallas Stars' 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

The 21-year-old forward scored his team's third goal in the first period and now has three goals and an assist in four games since returning to the National League on February 24.

In addition to Stankoven, Jason Robertson, Joe Pavelski and Roope Hintz provided the red light for the Texas club. Vladislav Namestnikov was the sole author of the Winnipeg response.

With this win, the Stars now have a two-point lead over the Jets at the top of the Central Section.