It was the Nashville Predators who played the night before, not the Winnipeg Jets, even though it didn't appear to be that way. Despite being outshot and held under thirty shots for the first time since October 8 in the 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild, the Predators were able to defeat the Jets, 3-1. With Sunday night's victory, it gave Nashville four points in the standings in only two games. A successful Canadian road trip to say the least.
Nashville scored three unanswered goals in the second period thanks to Eric Nystrom, Patric Hornqvist and Matt Cullen. The Winnipeg defense left their goaltender Ondrej Pavelec out to dry a little bit with Nystrom's short-handed breakaway goal; Hornqvist's shot that deflected off Zach Bogosian's skate and in; and the failure to clear the puck, which led to Cullen's goal.
Jets' head coach Claude Noel put the team in overdrive after the second intermission, putting on twelve shots in the third, while limiting Nashville to only seven. Evander Kane scored the lone goal for Winnipeg after multiple attempts of trying to bang home the loose puck. Obviously, a whistle should've been blown by the referee since Carter Hutton had it covered, but that wasn't the case.
Hutton was able to stay mentally strong following the garbage goal, as he was throughout the night. He recorded his first win with the Predators by stopping thirty-seven shots.