Penguins jump out early in victory
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Alex Galchenyuk scored his third goal of the season, Tristan Jarry made 30 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the banged up Nashville Predators 5-2 Friday night.
Dominik Simon, Teddy Blueger, Bryan Rust and Juuso Riikola also scored for the Penguins, who have won five of six.
Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne was pulled after allowing three goals on six shots. Juuse Saros stopped 17 of 19 shots in relief.
The Predators lost two players to injury in the first period, including defenseman Dan Hamhuis after Galchenyuk’s wrist shot hit him in the face. Hamhuis hurried off the ice and down the tunnel, and the game was delayed while his blood was cleaned off the ice.
Colton Sissons was also pulled after a player fell onto his right leg. Nashville announced at the start of the second period that neither would return.
Craig Smith and Viktor Arvidsson scored for the Predators, who ended a five-game points streak.