For so long, games for the Predators against Toronto goaltender Jonathan Bernier felt like an automatic loss.

In his career, the young Maple Leafs netminder built an 8-1-0 record against Nashville, mostly during his time with the Los Angeles Kings.

But after so many defeats, Nashville finally figured out a way to finally solve Bernier: Fire shots on net and lots of them. It translated into a 4-2 victory for the Predators against the Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday night.

“He’s owned us the last couple of years (with) L.A. and obviously the first game (against us this season),” coach Barry Trotz said. “He was starting to get in our heads. That will be good for another year at least.”

Nashville fired 28 shots on goal and converted on four of them. This is somewhat astounding, considering coming into the game, Bernier had a 1.67 goals against average and .941 save percentage against the Predators.