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Ryan Johansen, Yakov Trenin help Predators edge Ducks

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Ryan Johansen and Yakov Trenin each had a goal and an assist for the Nashville Predators in a 3-2 win against the visiting Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

Mikael Granlund also scored, and Juuse Saros made 29 saves for the Predators, who ended a two-game losing streak in the opener of a three-game homestand.

Rickard Rakell scored in his first game back from injury, Jamie Drysdale also scored, and John Gibson made 32 saves for the Ducks, who have lost two in a row following an eight-game winning streak.

Anaheim forward Troy Terry was held scoreless, ending his 16-game point streak.

In the third period, Trenin stole the puck in the neutral zone and stayed in front of Anaheim defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk as he drove to the net. He scored from close range for a 3-2 lead at 12:10.

Nashville defenseman Roman Josi was called for interference after preventing a breakaway by Terry with 4:47 left. Terry hit the post during the power play, but the Predators didn’t surrender the lead for a third time.

The Ducks had tied the score at 2-2 at 3:47 of the third period off a point shot by Drysdale that banked off two Nashville defenders and into the net.

Granlund had scored on a wrist shot with eight seconds left on a power play to give the Predators a 2-1 lead at 15:20 of the second period.

Anaheim killed 19 straight penalties before Granlund’s go-ahead goal.

The Ducks killed back-to-back power plays midway through the first period, but Johansen scored 45 seconds after the second penalty expired to give Nashville a 1-0 lead.

Johansen, Trenin and Tanner Jeannot entered the Anaheim zone on a 3-on-2 rush, and Trenin made a backhanded pass to Johansen, who scored from just below the right faceoff dot.

Rakell, who had missed the previous 10 games with an upper-body injury, tied the score at 1-1 at 5:47 of the second period off a feed from Trevor Zegras.

–Field Level Media

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