Craig Smith netted two goals, and rookie defenseman Seth Jones and Matt Cullen also scored to give the Nashville Predators a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.
Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier, who shut out the Predators last month and has dominated them during his NHL career, made 24 saves. Nashville rookie Marek Mazanec stopped 24 shots for the victory. Peter Holland scored his first goal with the Maple Leafs since being acquired from the Anaheim Ducks.
Toronto was outshot 28-26 after jumping out to an 11-5 edge. The Maple Leafs couldn't put together much sustained attack time or opportunistic offense after Holland scored 5:48 in.
Nazem Kadri scored his sixth of the season with 4:32 remaining to bring the Maple Leafs within 4-2.
The Predators played their ninth road game in 10 contests, but the Maple Leafs (13-8-1) couldn't take advantage of a tired opponent. Instead,
Early in the second period, Mason Raymond clipped Predators center David Legwand with...