Troy Terry had his point streak end at 16 games for the Anaheim Ducks in a 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Monday.
Terry’s streak was the second-longest in the NHL this season, behind Edmonton forward Connor McDavid (currently at 17 games).
“It’s not like something I think about when I’m out there, ” Terry said. “I’m almost, I don’t know, relieved. … It was obviously going to end at some point. The biggest thing for me now is prove that it wasn’t just a streaky thing. I don’t know if starting another is the right way to say it, but just keep playing and show it wasn’t just a streak. ”
Ryan Johansen and Yakov Trenin each had a goal and an assist, and Juuse Saros made 29 saves for Nashville (10-7-1), which had lost two in a row.
“I really like [Johansen’s] skating, ” Predators coach John Hynes said. “He’s skating really, really well. He’s had great energy.
“His skating is definitely a factor. He’s a willing skater. I think his stamina and ability to play at a high pace is what we want. ”
John Gibson made 32 saves for Anaheim (10-6-3), which has lost two straight following an eight-game winning streak.
Johansen gave the Predators a 1-0 lead at 12: 34 of the first period, taking a return pass from Trenin on a 3-on-2 rush and shooting blocker side on Gibson from the right circle.
Rickard Rakell, who missed the previous 10 games because of an upper-body injury, tied it 1-1 at 5: 47 of the second period following a turnover by Luke Kunin behind the Predators’ net.
Mikael Granlund scored a power-play goal to give Nashville a 2-1 lead at 15: 20 of the second period. Johansen won a face-off back to Granlund, who beat Gibson again blocker side from the high slot.
Jamie Drysdale tied it 2-2 at 3: 47 of the third period. His shot from along the right wall redirected in off Nashville defensemen Roman Josi and Dante Fabbro.
Trenin made it 3-2 at 12: 10, stealing the puck from Ryan Getzlaf in the neutral zone before holding off Kevin Shattenkirk and scoring from the left circle.
Terry then had a chance to tie it on the power play with 3: 00 remaining, but his shot hit the post.