NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — James Neal scored 3 times and the Nashville Predators beat the Oilers 3-2 Monday night in Edmonton.
Neal’s goals were all timely. He scored his first on a breakaway in the first period to tie the game at 1-1. In the second period he pulled up for a wrister from the win to tie it up at 2-2. Then in the third he scored his third to give the Preds their first and only lead of the night at 3-2.
For Neal they are goals 24,25 and 26 this season.
Pekka Rinne gave Nashville a solid night in the net with 28 saves for the victory.
The Predators went 3-1-1 on their road trip across Canada to pick up 7 of 10 points. They also picked up 2 points on rival St. Louis in the division standings with the Blues going down in Calgary