Brent Burns scored with 2:52 remaining to cap a rally from a late two-goal deficit, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Nashville Predators 5-4 on Tuesday night.
The Sharks cooled off the NHL’s hottest team, ending the Predators’ five-game winning streak.
Burns’ one-timer from the left faceoff circle beat Juuse Saros high to the glove side. Joe Pavelski tied it at 4 when he scored with 7:44 remaining after Brenden Dillon’s shorthanded goal narrowed Nashville’s lead to 4-3 with 8:20 left.
Tomas Hertl and Timo Meier also scored for the Sharks, who won their third straight.
Nashville’s Viktor Arvidsson had two goals and one assist.
Arvidsson and Craig Smith scored in a nine-minute span late in the second period to give Nashville a 4-2 lead. Filip Forsberg also scored for the Predators.
San Jose’s Martin Jones had 25 saves. Saros made the first back-to-back start of his young career and fell to 4-1-0 after making 27 saves.
He’s filling in for last year’s Vezina Trophy winner, Pekka Rinne, out with an undisclosed injury.
NOTES: Nashville called up G Troy Grosenick from Milwaukee (AHL) and sent G Miroslav Svboda back to the minors Monday. … San Jose called up C Dylan Gambrell from its AHL affiliate in San Jose Monday. … Sharks C Joe Thornton, 39, missed his seventh straight game with a right knee infection. .. Nashville had its 114th consecutive sellout (17,159) at Bridgestone Arena.
Sharks: Visit Carolina on Friday night in second game of three-game trip.
Predators: Visit New Jersey on Thursday night before returning home Saturday.
Source: The Associated Press