Ottawa delivered an early Christmas gift before the NHL’s two-day break, picking up an important two points in a 2-1 win over the Predators at Bridgestone Arena.
“It was just a good road win,” said Senators coach Cory Clouston. “We did a lot of good things. We didn’t try to be to fancy. We kept things simple and that’s why it was good to get the two points.”
Nick Foligno scored the winner, embattled Alex Kovalev also chipped in a goal for the Senators, while goaltender Brian Elliott, who had been 0-3-3 in his last six starts, made 25 stops for his first victory since Nov. 27.
Foligno was pleased.
“That’s what we came here for: The two points,” said Foligno. “We played really well defensively and once we got that lead we held onto it. Those are the kind of wins we like and need.”