MONTREAL (AP) All eyes were on P.K. Subban and Shea Weber. Craig Smith stole the show.Smith scored twice and the Nashville Predators defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Saturday night in the second matchup between Subban and Weber since the blockbuster trade in 2016.Weber scored against his former team and Subban had two assists in a game in which Smiths team-leading 13th and 14th goals of the season were the difference.He had a super strong game Vincent Trocheck Jersey , coach Peter Laviolette said of Smith. He was physical, he was fast, he was competitive on pucks. And obviously he chipped in on offense as well.The Predators were playing their second game in as many nights, coming off a 4-3 overtime loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Friday. But Nashville came out with speed and the Canadiens couldnt match it.Smith extended his personal point streak to five games when he put Subbans rebound past Carey Price at 10:44 of the first period to give the Predators a 1-0 lead. Smith has scored in three straight games.The Predators outshot Montreal 16-11 in the first period as the Canadiens lost for the first time in three games.Tough first period really set us behind, said Weber, who scored his second career goal against Nashville. Tough team to come back against. They played last night and they came out with a better effort to start the game. They caught us sleeping.Nashville went up 2-0 with 36 seconds remaining in the first period after Mattias Ekholms slap shot deflected off Max Domis stick and beat Price high.Weber got one back for the Canadiens at 12:47 of the second period when he threw a bouncing puck on net.Smith answered 18 seconds later on a wraparound. Subbans assist on the goal was his 300th in the NHL.It was simple, Smith said of his second goal. It was a hard forecheck. We got it up. Subby just found a hole to get it in. And you never know what could happen.The Canadiens felt Smith prevented Price from making the save and challenged for goalie interference Adrian Kempe Jersey , but the call on the ice stood.I havent seen the replay of it so I cant make a fair assessment of it, said Price, who made 28 saves. But it was explained to me that I made contact outside the crease. Its a moot point because it was their third goal and we obviously only scored one.Montreal made a push in the third period, but Juuse Saros stopped all eight shots he faced. Saros made 27 saves in place of Pekka Rinne, who played Friday.Viktor Arvidsson scored into an empty net with 45 seconds left for Nashville.Thats what you have to do on the road. You cant give teams breathing space, Subban said. For me to just come in and get two points, for our team to get two points on the road … zal-jersey , thats big for us. We havent had much consistency on our team for the past 15 or 20 games, so its a big win for us.The Predators have collected points in four straight games (3-0-1) despite recent injuries to Filip Forsberg, Kyle Turris and Yannick Weber.NOTES: The Predators play four more games on their current season-high six-game trip. Weber and Subban faced off for the first time on Mar. 2, 2017, when Montreal won 2-1 at Bell Centre. . This was the fifth game between Montreal and Nashville since the trade in the summer of 2016.UP NEXTPredators: At Toronto on Monday.Canadiens: Host Minnesota on Monday. SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Aleksander Barkov finally scored the goal hes been dreaming about.Barkov got his second career hat trick and the Florida Panthers beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-3 on Sunday night.Barkovs second goal gave the Panthers a 4-3 lead on a spectacular shot with 2:11 left in the second. Barkov skated in on goalie Carey Price, then … ddy-jersey , with a defenseman on his back, shot from between and behind his legs in front of the crease, flipping the puck high into the net.Ive seen those (types of goals) in the YouTube and in highlights, and I was just dreaming about maybe one day I can score that kind of goal, Barkov said. I think Ive tried that like 17 times in my career. It worked (for) the first time. Im happy, but, of course Nick Foligno Jersey , more importantly we got the two points.Barkov also had an assist to give him his third four-point game of his career.That was the prettiest goal Ive seen all season, Panthers coach Bob Boughner said of Barkovs second goal. That was nuts, and he stopped hard at the end before he did his move. We just looked at it on the bench with disbelief that he could pull that off with that kind of speed.Riley Sheahan, Frank Vatrano and Denis Malgin also scored for the Panthers, and Keith Yandle had two assists. James Reimer stopped 28 shots in his second straight start.The Panthers have won eight of their past 12 games, while Montreal lost its fourth straight.Were going through a tough stretch right now, Canadiens coach Claude Julien said. Nothing seems to be easy right now and thats what slumps are all about.Max Domi scored twice for the Canadiens and Brendan Gallagher also had a goal. Antti Niemi allowed three goals on nine shots before being replaced by Price Authentic Oliver Bjorkstrand Jersey , who finished with 24 saves.Barkov swept the puck past Price from in front at 9:13 of the third to stretch the Panthers lead to 5-3 with his third goal of the night. Barkovs first hat trick came on Dec. 15 in a 4-3 win over TorontoSheahans empty-net goal with 2:25 left capped the scoring.The Panthers had a potential goal by Jonathan Huberdeau overturned at 3:44 of the third when Montreal successfully challenged for offsides.Domi tied the score 3-all on his second goal. Domi tipped in a pass from Mike Reilly at 5:18 of the second.We did a good job of coming back in and even though we werent on our game completely we managed to make a game out of it, Domi said. Too little, too late and they capitalized again.Barkov gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead on his power-play goal 3:59 into the game. He poked a rebound between the pads of Niemi 7 seconds into the power play.Malgins shot from the high slot went over the glove of Niemi to make the score 2-0 at 11:28 of the first.The Canadiens pulled within one when Domi shot from the slot and beat Reimer with just under 7 minutes left in the period.The Panthers regained a two-goal lead when Vatranos shot went off a Montreal defensemans stick and past Niemi with 6:03 left in the first. Niemi was then replaced by Price.Gallagher pulled the Canadiens to 3-2 when his shot bounced off Reimer and into the net with 3:14 left in the first.NOTES: The Panthers recalled G Sam Montembeault from AHL Springfield. G Roberto Luongo is on bereavement leave. Barkov reached the 20-goal mark for the fourth consecutive season. F Jamie McGinn played in his 600th NHL game. The Panthers held a pregame ceremony in honor of the one-year anniversary of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Both teams flanked family members for a ceremonial puck drop. Canadiens F Jonathan Drouin played his 300th NHL game.UP NEXTCanadiens: Host Columbus on Tuesday night.Panthers: Host Buffalo on Tuesday night.