Nashville vs Minnesota Wrap - Minnesota Wins 3-2
The Wild beat Nashville 3-2 on Thursday, earning a victory backstopped by Darcy Kuemper's 16 saves.
Bettors who backed the Wild were rewarded as -137 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go PUSH the closing total of 5.
Minnesota got goals from Zach Parise, Nino Niederreiter, and Jonas Brodin in the victory. Brodin opened the scoring at 4:05 of the first period.
Darcy Kuemper stopped 16 of 18 Nashville shots in the victory.
Craig Smith (2) scored for the Predators, finding the net behind Darcy Kuemper.
Carter Hutton stopped 33 of 36 shots for the Predators, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Minnesota went 1-for-5, while the Predators were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Nashville lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 36-18.
Next game, Minnesota takes its act on the road to face Edmonton looking for another win. For Nashville, they head home to face Anaheim.