Preds win 3rd straight game 5-2 over Jets

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (33) slows down Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9), of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (33) slows down Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9), of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – It’s been quite the turnaround in November for the Nashville Predators.

After a slow start to the season, the Preds have earned points in 10 of their last 12 games, winning eight of them after beating the Winnipeg Jets 5-1 Friday night.

The Preds were scoreless in the first period after the Jets Dustin Byfuglien scored nearly 15 minutes into the game to take a 1-0 lead into the locker room.

The second period was a completely different story. Mike Fisher got things going after a beautiful pass to Colin Wilson that tied the game at 1-1.

And just a minute later, Fisher found Ryan Johansen as he buried a one timer to give the Preds their first lead of the game.

Nashville really grabbed some momentum headed to the third when James Neal scored his 10th goal of the season on a power play for a 3-1 lead.

It was all over in the third and final period as Mike Fisher again found Colin Wilson to give the Preds a 4-1 lead and Ryan Johansen put on the finishing touches on the Jets scoring his second goal of the game later to make it 5-1.

The Predators have won three in a row and face the Jets again Sunday in Winnipeg.