Terry’s streak ends as Ducks fall to Predators 3-2

Nashville Predators defenseman Alexandre Carrier hangs onto the jersey of Ducks right wing Troy Terry.
Nashville Predators defenseman Alexandre Carrier hangs onto the jersey of Ducks right wing Troy Terry in the first period Monday in Nashville.
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Yakov Trenin scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and had an assist, Ryan Johansen added a goal and an assist, and the Nashville Predators beat the Ducks 3-2 on Monday night.

“I thought we were ready to play,” Nashville coach John Hynes said. “Our puck execution wasn’t great in the first period. It caused us turnovers and caused us to have to defend too much.

“We addressed it and I thought we got better as the game went on. I liked our compete and I liked our toughness. It was a good win. It was a hard-fought battle.”


Mikael Granlund also scored for the Predators, and Juuse Saros made 29 saves. Nashville (10-7-1) stopped a two-game skid and handed Anaheim (10-6-3) its second consecutive defeat.

Trenin was involved in two goals. Hynes thinks Trenin’s talents are not fully appreciated.

“He has some offensive skills,” Hynes said. “You can see how abrasive he can be and how he uses his size and toughness. But he can score goals and make plays when they need to be made.”

Rickard Rakell and Jamie Drysdale scored for the Ducks while Troy Terry’s 16-game points streak, the second-longest in the NHL behind Connor McDavid’s 17, ended.

The Ducks’ eight-game winning streak was snapped in a 2-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday at Honda Center.

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Trenin fired a wrist shot over the shoulder of goaltender John Gibson as he skated through the slot on a two-on-one rush at 12:10 of the third.

Gibson finished with 32 saves.

Johansen scored the first goal of the game on a three-on-two break with 7:26 remaining in the first period. His wrist shot from the lower edge of the right circle went over the shoulder of Gibson into the far side of the net.

Rakell, in his return to the lineup from a 10-game absence, tied it at 5:47 of the second on a wrist shot from the slot along the edge of the right faceoff circle to beat Saros high to his glove side.


Granlund scored a power-play goal at 15:20 of the second with a wrister from the slot over the right shoulder of Gibson for a 2-1 Nashville lead.

Drysdale’s shot from the point bounced off Nashville defenders Roman Josi and Dante Fabbro and past Saros into the net 3:47 into the third period to tie it 2-all.

“We are a mentally tough group,” Hynes said. “The nice thing is we have a clear identity and our players know what that identity is.

“When they saw what happened on that goal they said, ‘We have to get back to work.’ I liked the way our bench and the players on the ice reacted, especially the first shift after the goal.”