Predators' Johansen suspended 2 games for high-sticking Jets' Scheifele

Predators' Johansen suspended 2 games for high-sticking Jets' Scheifele

Johansen was whistled for a two-minute minor during the game itself, which ended with the Jets beating the Predators 5-1 on Thursday.

Nashville trails Winnipeg by four points for the lead in the Central Division.

Predators goalie Pekka Rinne stopped 29 shots for a.853 save percentage.

Nashville put 38 shots on goal while Winnipeg fired 34.

Brendan Lemieux gave the Jets a 1-0 lead midway through the first period on a wraparound.

Little batted home a rebound of Patrik Laine's shot from the right circle to regain Winnipeg's two-goal advantage with 46 seconds left in the second period.

The National Hockey League has suspended Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen. Arvidsson finished a rebound chance for his sixth goal in the last five games and 18th goal of the season.

Tanev deflected defenseman Sami Niku's shot from the point at 1:54 of the third before Lemieux capped his second two-goal performance of the season with 4:22 remaining.

The Predators are off Friday, but will be back in action Saturday against the Florida Panthers.

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