NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) After losing three straight, the
''It is part of Juuse's growing process and how he is evolving through this organization,'' Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. ''He has been off to a terrific start in (AHL) Milwaukee with three one-goal games and he has one-goal game here. He really bailed us out.''
Saros was one of the five players recalled from Milwaukee to fill in for several Predators players still suffering from food poisoning. The problem has been attributed by team officials to chicken soup as part of the pregame meal in Detroit on Friday night.
''We were much less sick for this game,'' Laviolette said. ''But they didn't get a chance to eat much. They couldn't keep anything down.''
''We have to become a more difficult team to play against,'' Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said. ''It starts with our decision making but it's beyond that at this point.
''We show signs when we have our game together and we are hard to play against and we show other signs where we don't make the right decisions.''
Arvidsson tied the score on the power play at 3:08 of the first period, and Fiala beat Fleury with a wrister to start a four-goal second with his first of the season at 2:26.
''I was happy for Kevin,'' Laviolette said. ''He has been working hard, but you aren't seeing it on paper. He built a lot of confidence playing on one of our top lines. He was a big contributor.''
Jarnkrok's wrister made it 3-1 just past midway through the period with his first point of the season, and Fiala got his second goal about a minute later for his first career multi-goal game.
Arvidsson's second of the game and third of the season, into the top right corner of the net, capped the scoring with 36 second left in the second.
It only took 52 seconds for Saros to give up his first goal in his second NHL start. Wilson skated in to beat Saros to his glove side with a wrist shot.
''I just tried to start the game all over again after that shot,'' Saros said. ''You can't keep thinking about those goals. You have to continue to keep playing.
''It was great to get my first NHL victory. It was an amazing thing. It was even better to get it against Pittsburgh since Fleury was one of my early idols. I have spent a lot of time watching his highlights.''
Saros credited his teammates with making his job a little easier by keeping the area in front of the net clear.
''I give a lot of credit to the guys in front of me particularly on rebounds,'' Saros said. ''They kept guys out of the front of the net so I could see the puck well. It was a lot of fun to play behind those guys.''
Penguins: Host Florida on Tuesday night.
Predators: At Anaheim on Wednesday night.