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NASHVILLE Andrew Hammond Jersey Womens , Tenn. (AP) — Pekke Rinne and Viktor Arvidsson gave Nashville more of the same Thursday night. A little extra from newcomer Brian Boyle helped make the difference.Rinne stopped 34 shots, Arvidsson and Boyle scored, and the Nashville Predators beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 to snap a three-game skid.Rinne was sharp, especially in the second period, when he turned aside all 21 Montreal shots he faced.“I thought Pekka was outstanding,” Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said.Tomas Tatar scored and Carey Price made 35 saves for Montreal, which has lost consecutive games for the first time since early January.“I thought it was a pretty entertaining game going both ways,” Price said. “I thought we held our own for sure. We don’t like the result, but I thought we played a good team well.”With the game tied at a 1 midway through the third, Boyle and Arvidsson struck 2:24 apart to pull away.Boyle’s goal, his first since being traded to the Predators, came at 8:36 on a slap shot from the high slot. Former Canadien P.K. Subban set Boyle up with a nice pass from the right side.“We’ve got an active ‘D J.T. Brown Jersey Womens ,’ so you’ve got to be able to cover,” Boyle said. “I had some probably higher quality chances earlier, but whatever, I’m excited to win. It’s a really good feeling. It’s great to do it at home, too.”Arvidsson had a tap-in at 11:00 thanks to a cross-crease pass from linemate Ryan Johansen. Arvidsson’s 26 goals lead the Predators.Johansen has points in a season-high six consecutive games.Earlier in the game, Price denied Arvidsson on a clear breakaway with 2:40 remaining in the second.Ryan Hartman scored the game’s first goal at 9:49 of the second period. Just outside the Montreal blue line, Hartman knocked down Jonathan Drouin’s clearing attempt and sent a pass to Craig Smith, whose shot attempt was denied by Price. Hartman swooped through the slot and buried the rebound, which was in the air when he connected.The goal was Hartman’s 10th of the season and first since Dec. 13, snapping a 27-game skid. As he skated toward the Nashville bench for celebratory fist bumps, Hartman mimicked removing a monkey off his back and tossing it into the crowd.“It was a long time, longest streak I’ve ever had at any level Tomas Plekanec Jersey Womens , so it was a good feeling,” Ryan Hartman said.Montreal played its first game since Saturday, and the rust showed early being outshot 16-8 in the first.“Our first period made it look like we hadn’t played in four or five days,” Montreal coach Claude Julien said. “We weren’t very good. In the second period, we seemed to get our legs going. We seemed to find our game, but we didn’t capitalize on our chances. We had lots of them and that’s what probably hurt us in the end.”Tatar evened the game at 1 at 5:26 of the third. The Canadiens entered the Nashville zone on the right side on a 3-on-2 rush. Tatar beat Rinne from the slot off of an impressive pass from Andrew Shaw.Notes: Nashville is 25-3-1 when scoring first this season. … Predators LW Kevin Fiala played his 200th career NHL game. … Nashville D Mattias Ekholm missed the game due to an illness. … Canadiens D Shea Weber, a former Predator captain, played his 900th career NHL game. … Montreal is 15-10-0 against Western Conference opponents this season.UP NEXTCanadiens: Visit Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday.Predators: Visit Vegas Golden Knights Saturday. SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored a short-handed goal for the highlight reel and the Shark Tank started rocking on opening night. Then the Anaheim Ducks responded almost immediately and took over the game to spoil the party in San Jose.John Gibson made 31 saves to keep the Ducks in the game through the first two periods and Rickard Rakell answered Hertl’s goal with the first of Anaheim’s four goals in the final 22 minutes to send San Jose to a 5-2 season-opening loss Wednesday night in Erik Karlsson’s first game with the Sharks.“It seized the momentum back for us,” coach Randy Carlyle said about Rakell’s equalizer. “Big power play. We turned the puck over and got beat to the net on the short-handed goal, but they picked themselves back up and said, ‘Hey Tomas Tatar Jersey Womens , that’s not going to be a deflating moment.'”Brandon Montour then broke the tie with 11:58 to go, Adam Henrique added a power-play goal and Carter Rowney scored an empty-netter as the Ducks responded after getting badly outplayed for most of the first two periods.Max Comtois scored on his opening shift in the NHL and Jakob Silfverberg had three assists in the first game for the Ducks since getting swept in the first round by San Jose last spring.“Not the prettiest win but we found a way,” Henrique said. “We stuck to our game, kept pushing and found a way. Special teams came up big for us and Gibby came up big for us to and kept us in it the first two periods.”Hertl and Evander Kane scored for the Sharks but Martin Jones allowed four goals on the first 13 shots he faced to take the loss. Jones finished with 10 saves.While Jones was barely tested, Gibson was kept busy all night and helped keep the Ducks in the game until Montour and Henrique scored in a span of 2:20 to break a 2-all tie. Gibson stopped Kane on a breakaway early in the third to maintain the tie.Montour scored the go-ahead goal when he beat Jones with a backhand from the circle in transition to the short side to dampen the mood at the Shark Tank on a night the fans welcomed the two-time Norris Trophy-winning Karlsson to the team in his first game since being acquired from Ottawa last month.“They did a good job in capitalizing on the chances that they got and we did not even though we created a lot of good things out there,” Karlsson said. “It’s the first game, now we’ve got some things to work on and we’ll take it from there.”Henrique added a power-play goal a few minutes later and the Ducks went on to the win despite starting the season without four injured forwards: Corey Perry (knee), Ryan Kesler (hip), Patrick Eaves (shoulder) and Ondrej Kase (concussion).While the Sharks’ fans were excited to see Karlsson, it was the Ducks who struck first. Comtois scored 49 seconds into the game and 4 seconds after stepping on to the ice for the first time as an NHL player. Henrique got him the puck after a neutral-zone turnover by Brent Burns and Comtois beat Jones for the sixth-fastest goal by a player making his NHL debut.“I wouldn’t believe it if you had said that to me before the game,” Comtois said.The Sharks then took the lead with a pair of spectacular goals from Kane and Hertl. Kane struck in the first period when he brought the puck into the offensive zone against three defenders, deked Josh Manson and beat Gibson for the equalizer.Hertl topped that late in the second period with the Sharks short-handed. He stole the puck in his own zone and carried it up ice. Hertl then played the puck between Cam Fowler’s legs before beating Gibson for his second career short-handed goal.The Ducks tied it 46 seconds later on the same power play when Silfverberg slid a pass through the crease to Rakell Tom Kuhnhackl Jersey Womens , who knocked it into the open net.“We did a lot of good things,” Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. “The result wasn’t there, and I know everyone is disappointed. Everyone wants to start out with a great win in front of our home crowd. We did a lot of good things but obviously there are some areas we need to clean up, too.”NOTES: Jones has allowed a goal on the first shot of the season three times in four years with the Sharks. … The last player to score faster in his debut than Comtois was Alexander Mogilny, who did it 20 seconds into his first game Oct. 5, 1989, for Buffalo.UP NEXT:Anaheim: Visit Arizona on Saturday.San Jose: Visit Los Angeles on Friday.