Wilson’s 2 goals lead Predators over Flyers 4-1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Colin Wilson scored two goals to lead the Nashville Predators to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.
Filip Forsberg and Mike Fisher also scored for Nashville, winners of four of their last five.
Philadelphia captain Claude Giroux had the lone goal for the Flyers, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.
Forsberg scored the game's first goal at 9:41 of the opening period.
With Nashville on a power play, Forsberg's wrist shot beat Philadelphia goaltender Ray Emery on the glove side.
Nashville is 12-1-1 when scoring first this season. Giroux tied the game at 6:50 of the second with a wrist shot from the right circle with the Flyers on a 2-on-1 break.
Fisher and Wilson scored power-play goals 38 seconds apart late in the second.
With Matt Read and Giroux both in the penalty box serving high-sticking minors, Fisher scored on the rebound of a Forsberg shot at 13:57.
With Giroux still in the box, Wilson struck at 14:35 with a wrist shot from the left circle that beat Emery.
Nashville entered Saturday with the league's worst home power play, scoring just twice in 48 attempts.
With Emery pulled for an extra attacker, Wilson scored again at 16:42 of the third.
Philadelphia's road penalty killing woes continued. They entered the game 29th in the league at 69.4% and killed off just two of five Nashville power plays.
Pekka Rinne made 26 saves for Nashville. He recorded his league-leading 23rd win of the season.
Notes: Nashville C Paul Gaustad returned to the lineup after missing six games with a lower-body injury. Forsberg's 14 goals are four short of the Nashville franchise record for goals by a rookie, currently held by Alexander Radulov. Nashville D Roman Josi had a pair of assists. Giroux has points in four consecutive games... The Flyers have not scored a power-play goal in their last five games.
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