Rinne makes 38 saves to help Predators get first win against Lightning


TAMPAPekka Rinne made 38 saves to help the Nashville Predators to a 4-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Monday.

Calle Jarnkrok had a goal and three assists for the Predators (12-16-1), who defeated the Lightning for the first time in six games this season (1-5-0) and ended a three-game losing streak.

Steven Stamkos scored for the Lightning (19-6-2), who lost at home for the first time since a 6-4 loss to the Florida Panthers on Feb. 15. Curtis McElhinney made 22 saves on 25 shots. 

Eeli Tolvanen gave the Predators a 1-0 lead at 3:58 of the second period when he sent a one-timer from the left face-off circle to the near post past McElhinney.

Viktor Arvidsson made it 2-0 at 9:14 of the second period with a power-play goal. 

Jarnkrok pushed the lead to 3-0 at 11:46 with a shorthanded goal. Brayden Point tried to knock down a clearing attempt and Jarnkrok jumped on the loose puck and beat McElhinney on a breakaway. 

Stamkos made it 3-1 with his 13th goal of the season at 10:03 of the third period. 

Mattias Ekholm made it 4-1 with an empty-net goal with 19.6 seconds remaining in the game. 

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