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NHL: 4 stories from Tuesday night

03/25/2015 01:40 EDT | Updated 05/24/2015 05:59 EDT
The Montreal Canadiens hit the 100-point mark but their three-game winning streak still came to an end, while the Vancouver Canucks scored five unanswered goals to quiet the surging Winnipeg Jets. 

Here's four stories from Tuesday night in the NHL.

Canadiens hit 100 points

An overtime goal from the Predators' Filip Forsberg ended the Canadiens' three-game winning streak, but Montreal still earned a point to become the first NHL club to hit the 100-point mark this season. Nashville edged the Habs 3-2.

The Canadiens sit one point ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Atlantic Division, and one point ahead of the New York Rangers for the lead in the Eastern Conference.

Predators netminder Pekka Rinne made 27 saves, earning his 39th win to close within one of the Canadiens' Carey Price. The Habs star is the top goalie in the NHL, leading all others in wins (40), goals-against average (1.88), save percentage (.937) and is tied with the Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury with nine shutouts.

Price's abilities were on display as he made a backsliding save using only one leg on Nashville forward Kevin Fiala, who made his NHL debut at the age of 18.

While the Maple Leafs are having trouble selling tickets to their games, the Predators enjoyed a franchise-record 26th sellout.

Canucks score 5 unanswered goals

The Jets were under fire as the Canucks scored five unanswered goals on the way to a 5-2 victory. The Canucks moved to 90 points in the standings, extending their lead over Pacific Division rivals, the Calgary Flames, to four points.

The Canucks have won three in a row.

It was a tough loss for the Jets, who were up 2-0 in the second period.

Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack stood on his head in the third to keep the Jets off the board, while forward Radim Vrbata contributed three points to the victory.

A win by the Kings earlier in the day meant Winnipeg needed a victory to maintain a four-point lead over Los Angeles in the wild-card race. Instead, that lead shrank to two as Winnipeg stayed put at 88 points. The loss halted the Jets' five-game winning streak.

The Jets' Jiri Tlusty scored his first goal for the team.

From his knees

Predators defenceman Mattias Ekholm opened the scoring in Nashville from his knees. He got tripped up coming in on Price in the first period, but still got off a wrist shot that beat the Habs' goaltender.

Weber hits career high

Canucks defenceman Yannick Weber scored his career-high eighth goal of the season to tie the game at two late in the second period. He scored six goals last season.

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