NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 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.