|NSH||0||1||2||(0 - 0)||3|
|CAR||1||0||1||(0 - 0)||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.
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.
|Alexei Ponikarovsky (1) Wrap-around - ASST: Jussi Jokinen (1), Eric Staal (1)|
1 - 0 CAR
|David Legwand (1) Snap shot - ASST: Patric Hornqvist (1), Juuso Puustinen (1)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Alexei Ponikarovsky (2) Backhand shot - ASST: Eric Staal (2), Joni Pitkanen (1)|
2 - 1 CAR
|Jack Hillen (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Gabriel Bourque (1), Craig Smith (1)|
2 - 2 Tie
|Chris Mueller (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Niclas Bergfors (1), Kyle Wilson (1)|
3 - 2 NSH
|Tim Gleason Kneeing - 2 min against Patric Hornqvist|
|Jack Hillen Interference - 2 min against Tim Gleason|
|Craig Smith Too many men on the ice - 2 min|