NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Rookie Colin Wilson had a goal and two assists, and Nashville captain Jason Arnott had a goal and an assist in a 5-0 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Thursday night in the preseason opener for both.
Wilson signed with the Predators in the offseason after capping his sophomore season at Boston University with a national championship.
Arnott gave Nashville a 2-0 lead at 17:43 of the first. On Nashville's third goal, Steve Sullivan slid a pass to Arnott, who sent a cross-ice pass to J.P. Dumont, who scored on a wrist shot.
Dan Ellis started in goal for Nashville, stopping 13 shots. Mark Dekanich replaced him midway through the second period.
|Teemu Laakso (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Ben Eaves (1), Colin Wilson (1)|
1 - 0 NSH
|Jason Arnott (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Steve Sullivan (1), Ryan Suter (1)|
2 - 0 NSH
|J-P Dumont (1) Snap shot - ASST: Jason Arnott (1), Steve Sullivan (2)|
3 - 0 NSH
|Shea Weber (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Patric Hornqvist (1), Colin Wilson (2)|
4 - 0 NSH
|Colin Wilson (1) Snap shot - ASST: Ryan Jones (1), Patric Hornqvist (2)|
5 - 0 NSH
|Power Play %||17.8%||16.2%|
|% on Road||18.0%||17.2%|
|% at Home||17.7%||15.2%|