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Predators send Islanders to 20th loss in 21 games

Anders Lindback made 28 saves to record his second consecutive shutout, and Patric Hornqvist had two goals to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Monday night.

The Predators have won three straight and are 6-0-2 in their last eight games. New York has lost six in a row and 20 of 21 (1-17-3).

Sergei Kostitsyn, Jerred Smithson, and Nick Spaling also scored for Nashville.

Kostitsyn gave Nashville a 1-0 lead at 11:15 of the opening period.

With the Predators on a power play, Cody Franson had the puck at the right point. He moved to the high slot and fired a shot through was deflected in front by Kostitsyn. It got past Islanders goalie Dwayne Roloson on the glove side to extend Kostitsyn's point streak to a career-best six games.

New York is 0-15-2 in games it trailed 1-0.

Hornqvist doubled the Nashville lead at 5:22 of the second period.

From the high slot, defenseman Shane O'Brien sent a wrist shot on goal. Roloson made the stop, but Hornqvist gathered the rebound and put a shot into the open net for his seventh goal.

Just over two minutes after Hornqvist's goal, Smithson made it 3-0.

Hornqvist and Spaling added third-period goals. Spaling's was his first in the NHL.

Lindback made it back-to-back shutouts two nights after stopping 22 shots in a win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday. The rookie from Sweden has won three straight and is 4-0-1 since taking over for No. 1 Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, who is out with a knee injury.

NOTES: Nashville RW Martin Erat had an assist to extend his point streak to three games. ... The Predators haven't allowed a power-play goal in 12 of 13 games. ... Islanders rookie RW Rhett Rakhshani made his NHL debut after being called up from AHL Bridgeport earlier Monday. ... New York D Mark Eaton, who played five seasons with the Predators, missed his first game of the season because of a groin injury.