Predators tied for first with Jets

06 February 2018 20:36:24 GMTPlus11

The Nashville Predators picked up a 5-4 overtime victory over the New York Islanders on Monday and with it moved into a tie for first place in the Central Division with the Winnipeg Jets.

Ryan Johansen tied the contest at four apiece with under a minute to play in regulation at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Roman Josi helped the visitors to two points with a goal in the extra frame.

Nashville has won three in a row and Monday's game was the first of four away from the Bridgestone Arena.

Wednesday the Predators are in Toronto to play the Maple Leafs, with games against the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens to follow.

Meanwhile, the Jets continue their extensive 10-game home stand when the Arizona Coyotes are the opponents on Tuesday.

Winnipeg has so far for the better of the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Colorado Avalanche, while also picking up a regulation point against the Vegas Golden Knights before falling in overtime to the Pacific Division winners.

The St. Louis Blues are third in the Central Division and they follow the Coyotes into the Bell MTS Place later in the week.

St. Louis leads the hard charging Dallas Stars by just a point for the final automatic post-season place after Dallas edged the New York Rangers 2-1 at the American Airlines Arena on Monday.

The hosts spotted the Rangers a first period goal before Tyler Seguin and Martin Hanzal helped Dallas complete the season sweep over New York.

The Stars are 10.00 to win the Western Conference title, with the Predators 4.50 and the Golden Knights 4.33.

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