Driedger, Panthers bounce back to beat Predators 2-0

Anthony Duclair talks to Anton Stralman of the Florida Panthers talk while playing the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on February 20, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Gregory Shamus, 2021 Getty Images)

SUNRISE, Fla. – Chris Driedger stopped 21 shots, Aleksander Barkov and Anthony Duclair scored, and the Florida Panthers dominated the Nashville Predators in a 2-0 victory.

Nashville’s Juuse Saros stopped 47 of 48 shots, but the Predators couldn’t solve Saros, making his first start since March 7.

Barkov backhanded in a rebound 9:15 into the second period for his 13th goal, and Duclair added an empty-netter with 15 seconds left.

Nashville beat the Panthers 2-1 on Thursday, but Florida improved to 9-0-1 following a loss this season.

Duclair and MacKenzie Weegar assisted on Barkov’s goal, and Weegar stretched his career-best points streak to seven games.

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