Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save in traffic during the second period against the Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA)
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Kyle Turris scored the only goal of a shootout Tuesday night as the Nashville Predators snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the visiting Minnesota Wild.The result gave the Predators their 49th win of the season and 109 points, three clear of the Tampa Bay Lightning for the best total in the NHL.Minnesota's Eric Staal tied the game with a goal at 16:45 of the third period. The Blues snapped San Jose's eight-game winning streak a few nights after ending the 10-game winning spree of the Columbus Blue Jackets.It was just the third win in 17 games (3-10-4) for New York, which was officially eliminated from playoff contention on Monday night with a 3-0 loss to the Florida Panthers.However, Vanek stole the show for a Columbus squad that has won 11 of 12 outings and sits one point back of the Pittsburgh Penguins for second place in the Metropolitan Division.Frans Nielsen scored the go-ahead goal.The Canucks, who will miss the playoffs, posted their third win in four games after losing seven straight.
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