Predators beat Jets 5-4 in overtime

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) – James Neal scored in overtime and the Nashville Predators beat Winnipeg 5-4 in Monday night at Bridgestone Arena.

The goal for Neal is his 20th of the season and it improved Nashville’s woeful overtime record to 3-7 for the season.

Winnipeg jumped out on top 2-0 in the first period, but the Predators answered with goals by Austin Watson and captain Mike Fisher to tie it up at 2-2 after one period. Fisher’s goal was his 17th of the year and it came with only 10 seconds left in the period.

Nashville quickly took the lead 3-2 in the second period on Filip Forsberg’s team leading 28th goal. This time though it was the Jets answering back with goals from Patrik Laine and Joel Armia for a 4-3 lead after two.

In the third period Nashville tied it at 4-4 when Forsberg fed Ryan Johansen for his 12th of the year. Johansen’s goals have been magic for Nashville this season. The Preds are 11-0 when he scores.

With the win the Predators picked up their 78th and 79th points of the season guaranteeing they would end the night still third in the Central Division.