Staal, Niederreiter lift Hurricanes past Predators 5-2
Jordan Staal scored twice and Nino Niederreiter beat Juuse Saros for the go-ahead goal early in the third period, helping the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators in the first game of the teams' first-round playoff series.
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. 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. 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.