The Rangers rode a balanced offensive and defensive to beat the Predators 3-0 at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.
The loss broke a five game winning streak for the Predators (26-16-4). The Predators were playing their second game in as many days. On Monday they defeated the Islanders on Long Island. Nashville was without All-Star defenseman Ryan Suter, who missed his first full game of the season with an “upper body” injury. The Predators also gave goaltender Pekka Rinne, a Vezina Trophy finalist from last season, a rest and started backup Anders Lindback.