SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — If the Nashville Predators have any designs about catching Winnipeg in the Central Division race, they know there’s little margin for error down the stretch.
That’s why coming out with a road win against one of the top teams in the league was so important.
Filip Forsberg scored the tiebreaking goal with 12:58 left in the third period and Viktor Arvidsson added his second of the game into an empty net to help the Predators keep pace in the division race with a 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.
“It’s not in our division, but it’s huge,” Arvidsson said. “They played for something too, for clinching, and we needed this one. We really had to win this one to hang on in the race for the Central. I think we played a great game.”
Colton Sissons also scored and Juuse Saros made 24 saves to keep the Predators within one point of first-place Winnipeg in the division race. The Jets still have two games in hand.
“I think looking at our situation and where we want to go and where we want to get too you could put that under the biggest win of the season for…