Wild win 6th in a row 16 Dec 16

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Devan Dubnyk made 34 saves, Eric Staal scored twice and the surging Minnesota Wild beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Thursday night for their sixth straight victory.

Dubnyk’s best save came with 8:30 remaining in the third period when he denied Ryan Johansen from the left faceoff dot with the Predators on a power play and Minnesota holding a one-goal lead.

Jonas Brodin, Charlie Coyle and Mikael Granlund also scored for Minnesota, which extended its winning streak of the season.

Ryan Ellis and Mike Fisher had the goals for the Predators, who have lost three of four.