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Nashville Skates Past Minnesota 7-3 - Recap

Hockey bettors who backed the Predators on the moneyline Sunday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Nashville easily handled Minnesota 7-3 at Xcel Energy Center.

Bettors who backed the Predators were rewarded as +150 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.

Nashville got goals from Craig Smith (2), Shea Weber, Rich Clune, Ryan Ellis, Roman Josi, and Calle Jarnkrok in the victory. Clune opened the scoring at 14:57 of the first period.

Carter Hutton stopped 26 of 29 Minnesota shots in the victory.

Jason Pominville, Zach Parise, and Erik Haula scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Carter Hutton.

Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 16 of 21 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Nashville scored 2 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Minnesota went 1-for-4 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Nashville by a margin of 33-29.