Predators Stay Alive

Filip Forsberg scored two goals and added an assist, Pekka Rinne made 34 saves for his second shutout of the playoffs and the Predators defeated the Jets 4-0 to avoid elimination and tie their second-round series 3-3.

Viktor Arvidsson had two goals of his own, including one into an empty net, and set up another for Predators, while Roman Josi and Ryan Johansen chipped in with two assists each.

Connor Hellebuyck stopped 25 shots for the Jets.

The back-and-forth West semifinal has yet to see a team win consecutive games in a punch/counter-punch affair set to go the distance.


Game 7 goes Thursday in Nashville, with the winner taking on the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference final.