NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While his teammates enjoyed some time off with a bye week, Juuse Saros kept working. It paid off for the Predators on Tuesday night.
Saros made 43 saves, Kevin Fiala scored eight minutes into the third period and Nashville beat the Vegas Golden Knights 1-0.
Nashville played its first game in a week and has won three straight. The shutout was the third of the season for Saros and the fourth of his career.
During Nashville’s bye week, the Predators assigned Saros to the Milwaukee Admirals, their American Hockey League affiliate, where he played in three games, winning twice.
“It’s worked really well for this instance to keep him playing during the break, and he played extremely well down there,” Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. “We’ve got a goaltender that’s been taking shots for the…