Ryan Getzlaf leads Ducks past Predators 5 2
Anaheim Ducks center Andrew Cogliano, left, celebrates with Saku Koivu
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Ryan Getzlaf scored twice, Jonas Hiller made 36 saves and the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Ducks entered the Olympic break with 87 points at 41-14-5, beating Nashville for the fifth straight time.
Emerson Etem gave Anaheim a 3-2 tie when he tipped Hampus Lindholm's slap shot into the net 4:51 into the third. Mathieu Perreault sealed the victory 3 minutes later by tipping in Daniel Winnik's pass.
Corey Perry scored his team-leading 30th goal, and Getzlaf reached 29 by scoring the first and last goals for the Ducks.
Viktor Stalberg and Mike Fisher scored for Nashville. The Predators have lost three straight and are last in the Central Division.