— Colin Wilson and Ryan Ellis each had a goal and two assists and the Nashville Predators beat the struggling Ducks, 5-1, on Thursday night to improve to 6-1-0.
"I thought we were good from start to finish tonight," Nashville Coach Peter Laviolette said. "It was a really good effort."
Mattias Ekholm and Mike Ribeiro each added a goal and an assist, Eric Nystrom also scored, and Pekka Rinne made 27 saves.
Jiri Sekac scored for the Ducks, their first power-play goal of the season, and Anton Khudobin made 24 saves. The Ducks are 1-4-1 and have scored only six goals.
"When you are having trouble scoring and the other team gets that first...