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Hurricanes 3, Predators 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Hurricanes 3, Predators 1
Carolina Hurricanes 3, Nashville Predators 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Patrick O'Sullivan and Sergei Samsonov scored second-period goals to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

Carolina is 1-1 in the preseason. The game was Nashville's preseason opener.

Nashville veteran J.P. Dumont opened the scoring at 9:18 of the opening period when he intercepted an attempted clearing pass on the right faceoff dot and beat Carolina goaltender Justin Peters with a wrist shot high to the stick side.

After scoring a career-high 29 goals in 2007-08, Dumont had just 16 in 2008-09 and 17 last season. O'Sullivan evened the game at 4:46 of the second period.

Nashville defenseman Cody Franson broke his stick on an attempted slap shot from the right point. Carolina's Zac Dalpe collected the puck and sent O'Sullivan in all alone on Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne.

O'Sullivan signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina last week. He scored 11 goals in 73 games with Edmonton last season.

That goal was the only blemish on an otherwise strong outing for Rinne, who stopped 17 of the 18 shots he faced before being replaced by Mark Dekanich midway through the game.

Samsonov gave the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead at 15:34 of the second on a power-play goal.

Erik Cole added an empty-net goal for the Hurricanes and Peters went the distance in goal for Carolina to earn the win.

scoring summary
1st Period
09:18
NSH
J-P Dumont (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
1 - 0 NSH
2nd Period
04:46
CAR
Patrick O'Sullivan (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Zac Dalpe (1), Bobby Sanguinetti (1)
1 - 1 Tie
15:34
CAR
PPG - Sergei Samsonov (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Eric Staal (1), Bobby Sanguinetti (2)
2 - 1 CAR
3rd Period
19:22
CAR
EN - Erik Cole (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Eric Staal (2)
3 - 1 CAR
penalty summary
1st Period
00:44
NSH
Ryan Ellis  Holding  - 2 min against  Brandon Sutter
09:44
CAR
Sergei Samsonov  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Patric Hornqvist
10:58
NSH
Patric Hornqvist  Interference  - 2 min against  Brett Carson
16:51
NSH
Kelsey Wilson  Roughing  - 2 min against  Tom Kostopoulos
2nd Period
07:35
NSH
J-P Dumont  Hooking  - 2 min against  Erik Cole
13:39
NSH
Teemu Laakso  Boarding  - 2 min against  Patrick Dwyer
3rd Period
00:27
CAR
Bobby Sanguinetti  Holding  - 2 min against  Kelsey Wilson
04:37
CAR
Patrick O'Sullivan  Holding  - 2 min against  Jonathon Blum
08:56
NSH
Teemu Laakso  Tripping  - 2 min against  Tom Kostopoulos
13:48
CAR
Tuomo Ruutu  Slashing  - 2 min against  Taylor Beck
17:10
NSH
Ryan Parent  Holding  - 2 min against  Drayson Bowman
17:10
CAR
Jay Harrison  Slashing  - 2 min against  Jordin Tootoo
goalie stats
Justin Peters
SA: 28TOI: 60:00
GA: 1SV%: .964
Mark Dekanich
Mark Dekanich
SA: 7TOI: 27:47
GA: 1SV%: .857
Pekka Rinne
Pekka Rinne
SA: 18TOI: 31:31
GA: 1SV%: .944