Nashville Predators 5, New York Islanders 2
Game 5 of 82
* In an interesting scheduling quirk, the Predators met the Islanders for the second and final time this season within the first five games of the year for both clubs.
* Calle Jarnkrok potted his first goal of the season to open the scoring.
* A little over a minute later, Filip Forsberg netted his second.
* With his assist on Viktor Arvidsson’s goal in the waning seconds of the opening period, defenseman Dan Hamhuis registered his first point as a Predator since April 1, 2010.
* With his assist on Arvidsson’s goal, Hamhuis tied Mike Fisher for 16th on the franchise’s all-time assists list with 130.
* Despite the limited work early (just four shots in the first period), Juuse Saros was spectacular.
* Brock Nelson tallied his 100th career goal when he solved Saros in the second.
* Not to be outdone, Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner was outstanding as well. He was the only reason it wasn’t 8-0, Nashville, after the first 20 minutes.
* New York captain Anders Lee was the only Islanders player to finish with a plus-rating (plus-1).
* Forsberg had a game-high seven shots on goal.
* After going 0-for-15 coming into the night, Nashville finally converted on a power play opportunity when Roman Josi drew three defenders to him and dished to Kyle Turris for the score.
* Forsberg’s empty net tally was the 120th goal of his NHL career.
* Defenseman Matt Irwin still hasn’t dressed for a game this season.
* Down on the farm, Preds blue chip prospect Eeli Tolvanen scored his first career North American pro goal for the Milwaukee Admirals. That means, if you follow me on Twitter, you can win an Admirals and/or Sioux City Musketeers prize pack.
And, finally, your Game 5 Tweet of the Night comes from the Nashville Predators because, c’mon… this is hilarious.
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) October 14, 2018