NASHVILLE Nikita Zaitsev Jersey Kids , Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators took care of several issues Tuesday night at the expense of the Arizona Coyotes.None meant more than ending their power-play woes, if only for one night.Filip Forsberg ended an 0-for-34 power-play drought as part of Nashvilles three-goal second period, and the Predators beat the Coyotes 5-2 Tuesday night to snap a three-game skid at home.Weve been having a lot of good looks lately, but at the end of the day, its about scoring goals and we were fortunate to do that tonight, Forsberg said. I think we played well enough to have a couple more on the power play as well, but we will take one for tonight.Roman Josi scored an empty-net goal with 2:50 left and had two assists, Ryan Ellis had a goal and an assist and Craig Smith and Calle Jarnkrok each had goals.Pekka Rinne made 24 saves as Nashville avoided being swept by Arizona this season, though the Coyotes did take the series 2-1.The Predators hadnt scored on the man advantage since Jan. 9 in a win at Chicago and not at home since a loss to the Rangers on Dec. 29. They went 1 for 5 against Arizona.We had a lot of looks and a lot of opportunities, Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. I thought that there could have been more than one . a couple of miscues on the shot, a couple of big saves, a couple couldnt find their way in. Fil made a terrific shot coming in on his.Vinnie Hinostroza and Derek Stepan scored for Arizona, which finished a six-game swing with a fourth straight loss.The Coyotes played their second game in as many nights without eight regulars due to injuries … eau-jersey , and Calvin Pickard started in his 100th career NHL game with goalie Darcy Kuemper day-to-day with an upper body injury and made 42 saves.(He) was by far our best player tonight and kept us in and gave us a chance, Stepan said. Thats all you ask from your goaltender. Unfortunately, we just didnt have the extra magic that we needed.These teams hadnt met since the end of November, and Nashville managed only a goal in the two losses to Arizona.The Coyotes luck appeared to continue as Pickard made a stop on Forsberg late in the first period with the puck bouncing off his head and over the net, then the Coyotes went the other way with Hinostroza beating Rinne with a wrister from the slot at 16:59.Arizona had a 5-on-3 for 41 seconds in the first minute of the second period after Nashville captain Roman Josi cleared the puck over the glass, hitting a child behind the penalty box. The child walked out on his own with his family a few minutes later, and Nashville killed the penalties. Then Smith scored his 15th goal this season and first in a month on a wrister off a rebound at 2:58, tying it up for Nashville.The 5-on-3 has actually killed us the last couple of games, Arizona coach Rick Tocchet said.The Predators, who came in with a lengthy scoring drought with the man advantage, failed to convert on their first two power plays to extend the skid to 0 of 34. Hinostroza went to the box for holding Predators forward Kevin Fiala, and Nashville finally converted. Josi found Forsberg, whose wrister from the top of the right circle beat Pickards glove at 7:45 for a 2-1 lead against what had been the NHLs stingiest on the penalty kill.Then Ellis made it 3-1 at 13:37 of the period off a rebound as Nashville outshot the Coyotes 19-6 in the second.NOTES: Nashville improved to 9-16-3 when allowing the first goal this season and 6-12-2 when trailing after one. The Predators are 26-2-0 when leading after two periods Arizona had only allowed 22 power-play goals this season Noah Hanifin Jersey Womens , fewest in the NHL.UP NEXTCoyotes: Host Columbus on Thursday night.Predators: Host Dallas on Thursday night. PITTSBURGH (AP) Matt Murray doesnt keep track of the numbers, which makes it easier for the Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender to not get caught up in them.His goals-against average? No clue. Save percentage? Nope. Pittsburghs record during an occasionally uneven regular season for the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions? Give Murray a phone and hell probably be able to look it up but otherwise hes just guessing.For a goalie, its not based on how many goals you let in or how many goals get past you or dont or how many saves you make, Murray said. Its not about that. Its about how you feel.And despite a physically and personally draining six months that included multiple extended absences because of injuries and the loss of his father Jim in January, the 23-year-old insists hell be ready when the Penguins open the first round of the playoffs against Philadelphia on Wednesday night.I still pinch myself every day I get to be a part of something like this, Murray said. Its so exciting. Its like Christmas.Even if Murrays first full season as Pittsburghs firmly established No. 1 goalie hardly felt like a holiday at times. He missed two weeks in November with a lower-body injury.A concussion suffered after taking a shot off the mask in practice in February cost him another three weeks. He took a leave to be with his family following his fathers death, but returned eager to get back to the rink that hes long considered a sanctuary.Murray ended up starting just 45 games and appearing in only 49, the fewest by the Penguins top goaltender in a decade. His goals-against average ticked up (2.92) and his save percentage ticked down (.907), both the worst marks of his brief three-year career.Yet the numbers dont take into account the occasionally iffy play in front of him, particularly a penalty kill that finished a middling 17th in the NHL.Yet its not the missed backcheck or the inability to get a clear that people notice. Its when the puck goes in the net.Its also, however, why Murray declines to get caught up in his stats. Feel free to point them out. Just dont be offended when he deletes them immediately. The only shot that matters isnt the last one, but the next one.Every single play William Nylander Jersey , every single shift, every single time somebody touches the puck, everything resets, he said. What happened before doesnt matter unless you allow it to.Something Murray rarely does, part of his preternatural maturity that led the Penguins to make the difficult but necessary decision to leave Marc-Andre Fleury the winningest goaltender in franchise history and a wildly popular figure both in the dressing room and the city exposed to Vegas last summer in the expansion draft.Fleury and Murray took a potentially volatile situation in the spring of 2016 and turned it into part of the foundation that helped the Penguins become the first team in nearly 20 years to win back-to-back Cups.Sending Fleury to the Golden Knights meant Murray entered this season without the specter of Fleury waiting in the wings should he falter. At times over the winter Murray flip-flopped between dazzling and dull, kind of like his team.Yet Murray just shrugged his shoulders when asked if hes worried about his play or staying healthy. He has no control over the latter there are no guarantees when you make a living willfully putting yourself in front of a piece of rubber hurtling at you at various speeds from various angles and hes not concerned about the former.Penguins coach Mike Sullivan has long placed value on Murrays ability to not get overwhelmed by the stakes.Theres a reason Sullivan turned to Murray at every opportunity in the 2016 playoffs when the then-21-year-old took over after Fleury was diagnosed with a concussion on the eve of the postseason and again last spring even though Fleury played brilliantly at times while filling in after Murray sustained a lower-body injury during warmups before Game 1 of Pittsburghs first-round series against Columbus.Murray returned and after a wobble in the middle of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final against Nashville, held the Predators scoreless in Games 5 and 6 . In the giddy aftermath, Fleury passed the Cup to Murray, in many ways a literal passing of the torch from one generation to the next.There will be no debating this time around for the Penguins as they chase history. While Casey DeSmith picked up his first career shutout in the regular-season finale against Ottawa last Friday, Pittsburghs attempt to become the first team since the New York Islanders of the early 1980s to capture three consecutive Cups will depend largely on Murray.And for all his downplaying of the numbers, Murray is well aware of what having his name on the Cup for a third time in as many years would mean to both himself and the rest of Pittsburghs superstar-laden roster.We know whats in front of us, Murray said. We know the opportunity is there for the taking. Were here and now everything resets. For sure obviously we know whats at stake.