Zucker Scores Twice, Wild Tame Predators
Zucker's 2 goals lead Wild over Predators 4-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jason Pominville scored with 2:03 remaining in regulation to give the Minnesota Wild a 4-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
Jason Zucker scored twice and Marco Scandella had the other goal for Minnesota, which extended its franchise-record road winning streak to 12 games.
Filip Forsberg and Seth Jones had the goals for Nashville, loser of the last five games. When St. Louis beat Chicago, it meant the Predators can't win the Central Division, which belongs to the Blues.
Goaltender Darcy Kuemper saw his first action in the NHL since Jan. 20. After starting 39 consecutive games, Devan Dubnyk finally got a rest Thursday. Having a playoff spot clinched, the Wild also did not dress their top three goal scorers: Zach Parise, Nino Niederreiter, and Thomas Vanek.
Kuemper made 32 saves.