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Kevin Lankinen makes 48 saves, Predators beat Islanders 4-1

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Nashville Predators left winger Jeannot Tanner (84) tries to punch New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin.
Nashville Predators left winger Jeannot Tanner (84) tries to punch New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin. / Dennis Schneidler – USA TODAY Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Lankinen made a career-high 48 saves as the Nashville Predators beat New York. islanders 4-1 on Friday night for their seventh win in nine games.

Philip Forsberg as well as Roman Josie scored and Matt Duchen as well as Mikael Granlund added goals with empty nets. The Predators won nine games in a row against the Islanders, the longest active streak against a single opponent. The Predators are 11-1-1 in their last 13 games against the Islanders.

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Matthew Barzal scored for New York in the middle of the third period.

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The Predators took a 4-3 victory in New Jersey on Thursday night when they scored with nine seconds left in the third period to win by 33 seconds in overtime. Nashville is 7-1-1 in the last nine.

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Forsberg opened the powerplay scoring with 5:42 left in the first, scoring his eighth goal of the season. Duchene and Josie helped.

Josie, captain of the Predators, made it 2-0 on the power play by 8:22 seconds. Forsberg and Duchen helped.

Yosi has 10 points in his last seven games against the Islanders, including four assists in a 5-4 win at Nashville on November 17. David Legwand most points (566) in Predators history.

Lankinen made nine saves in the first, 18 in the second and 21 more in the third. The 27-year-old Finnish goaltender played for Chicago in the previous two seasons.


Islanders take the lead Kyle Palmieriwho was placed on injured reserve on Thursday retroactive to November 21… Cal Clutterbuck (day after day with unspecified injury) Ross Johnston as well as Hudson Mardi Graswho was recalled from AHL Bridgeport on Thursday along with Cole Bardro who rode in Clutterbuck’s place in line with Casey Chisikas as well as Matt Martin … Predators took the lead Eli Tolvanen as well as Cody Glass.


Islanders: Take over Chicago on Sunday night.

Predators: In Tampa Bay Thursday night.


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