Juuse Saros made 45 saves in the loss for the Predators, as they have also struggled, losing for the fourth time in the past five games. They now trail the Winnipeg Jets by three points for first place in the Central Division, as the Jets fell in overtime to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. Colton Sissons scored the lone goal of the game for Nashville. Cody Eakin and Brandon Pirri also scored for the Golden Knights, while Kevin Fiala was the lone Predator to find the back of the net. Las Vegas will hit the road on Monday night to visit the Colorado Avalanche, while the Predators will continue their road trip Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars.
Earlier on Saturday, the Calgary Flames snapped a losing streak of their own by going to Pittsburgh and getting the best of the Penguins, 5-4, at PPG Paints Arena. Derek Ryan had three assists on the night, while Mike Smith made 34 saves for the Flames, who put an end to their four-game losing streak. The win helps them keep pace with the San Jose Sharks, as both teams sit with 77 points after Saturday. Calgary had gone 0-2-0 in their previous four games before Saturday, but they are also still tied for the top record in the entire Western Conference.
The Penguins got two power play goals from Evgeni Malkin, but now trail the Carolina Hurricanes by one point for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes shut out the Dallas Stars on Saturday, 3-0. Malkin also added an assist in his return from a one-game suspension, and Matt Murray stopped 19 shots, but faced 24 of them on the night. He ended up being pulled in the third period for Casey DeSmith, who made seven saves in the loss. Jake Guentzel and Justin Schultz also scored for Pittsburgh, who are back at it on their home ice Sunday afternoon against the New York Rangers. The Flames will also be at home on Monday against the Arizona Coyotes.