Nashville Predators right wing Brandon Yip (18) scores on Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom (32), of Finland, as Wild defenseman Tom Gilbert (77) and Ryan Suter (20) defend during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn. The Predators won 3-1. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)
Predators top Wild 3-1
ST. PAUL — Martin Erat scored an unassisted goal for Nashville with 8:15 left when Minnesota goalie Niklas Backstrom couldn’t clear the puck cleanly, and the Predators earned their first victory by beating the Wild 3-1 on Tuesday night.
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