Haley immediately sprung back to his skates and went on a search-and-destroy mission for Jarnkrok. Haley was given a match penalty. The Predators, who were up 3-0 at the time of the incident, went on to win 7-2.
As the Columbus Blue Jackets remain in the mix for the top spot in the Eastern Conference, they're also trying to right the ship with just over two weeks to play in the regular season. Looking to avoid their first three-game skid, the Blue Jackets also will try to extend their mastery at home over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Columbus goes for its 10th straight win over Philadelphia at Nationwide Arena dating to December 2005.
After a four-game losing streak, the Caps are back with three straight wins and a five-game point streak. On Saturday they face an absolute must-win game against the lowly Arizona Coyotes. Maintaining a sense of urgency down the stretch of the season was a problem for Washington last year, but a tight race in the Metropolitan Division means the Caps need points to maintain first place. That means they can't afford to leave two points on the table against a scuffling team like the Coyotes. What: Washington Capitals vs. Arizona Coyotes Where: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. When: 7:00 p.m. ET. (Capitals GameTime gets things started at 6:30 p.m. ET) How to Watch: Capitals vs. Coyotes will be broadcast