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Predators 3, Hurricanes 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Predators 3, Hurricanes 2
Nashville Predators 3, Carolina Hurricanes 2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Jack Hillen and Chris Mueller scored in the third period to rally the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 preseason victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.

Hillen and Mueller scored 1:37 apart against Carolina backup goalkeeper Justin Peters, who entered the game at the start of the third.

Alexei Ponikarovsky had two goals for Carolina. The free-agent pickup scored on a wraparound 31 seconds into the first period and on a rebound of Eric Staal's shot 17 seconds into the third period.

Carolina goalkeeper Cam Ward saw his first action of the preseason after being slowed by upper body stiffness since the opening of training camp a week ago. Ward started and played 40 minutes. He gave up a goal to Nashville's David Legwand at 17:58 of the second period.

Anders Lindback came off the bench in goal for the Predators and played the final two periods. He stopped 20 of 21 shots to get the win.

Nashville won for the third time in four preseason games, while Carolina dropped its second straight decision.

scoring summary
1st Period
00:31
CAR
Alexei Ponikarovsky (1) Wrap-around - ASST: Jussi Jokinen (1), Eric Staal (1)
1 - 0 CAR
2nd Period
17:58
NSH
David Legwand (1) Snap shot - ASST: Patric Hornqvist (1), Juuso Puustinen (1)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
00:17
CAR
Alexei Ponikarovsky (2) Backhand shot - ASST: Eric Staal (2), Joni Pitkanen (1)
2 - 1 CAR
05:23
NSH
Jack Hillen (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Gabriel Bourque (1), Craig Smith (1)
2 - 2 Tie
07:00
NSH
Chris Mueller (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Niclas Bergfors (1), Kyle Wilson (1)
3 - 2 NSH
penalty summary
1st Period
12:20
CAR
Tim Gleason  Kneeing  - 2 min against  Patric Hornqvist
14:34
NSH
Jack Hillen  Interference  - 2 min against  Tim Gleason
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
17:01
NSH
Craig Smith  Too many men on the ice  - 2 min
goalie stats
Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith
SA: 9TOI: 20:00
GA: 1SV%: .889
Anders Lindback
Anders Lindback
SA: 21TOI: 40:00
GA: 1SV%: .952
Cam Ward
SA: 21TOI: 40:00
GA: 1SV%: .952
Justin Peters
SA: 10TOI: 18:52
GA: 2SV%: .800