RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Jordin Tootoo and David Legwand scored 41/2 minutes apart in the second period to lead the Nashville Predators past the Carolina Hurricanes, 2-1 on Friday night in a preseason game.
Patrick O'Sullivan scored on the power play for the Hurricanes, who fell to 1-2 overall and 0-2 at home this preseason.
Anders Lindback made 15 saves for Nashville (1-1) after coming on midway through the second to relieve Mark Dekanich, who finished with six stops. Justin Pogge stopped 25 shots for the Hurricanes.
Tootoo scored the go-ahead goal with 7:54 left in the second, beating Pogge with a blast in transition.
That goal came minutes after Legwand tied it. Pogge left the puck behind the net a teammate, but Legwand skated in, snatched it up and scored on a wraparound.
O'Sullivan put the Hurricanes up 1-0 late in the first with time winding down during a two-man advantage.
He took a feed from Anton Babchuk behind the right circle and unloaded a slap shot that got past Dekanich. O'Sullivan, who grew up in Winston-Salem and signed with Carolina last week, had two goals in two nights against Nashville and three points in three preseason games.
|PPG - Patrick O'Sullivan (1) Slapshot - ASST: Anton Babchuk (1), Jeff Skinner (1)|
1 - 0 CAR
|David Legwand (1) Wrap-around - ASST: NONE|
1 - 1 Tie
|Jordin Tootoo (1) Slapshot - ASST: Matt Halischuk (1)|
2 - 1 NSH
|Brett Carson Holding - 2 min against Matt Halischuk|
|Aaron Johnson Holding - 2 min against Patrick O'Sullivan|
|Jonas Andersson Too many men/ice - bench - 2 min|
|Bobby Sanguinetti Holding - 2 min against Jordin Tootoo|
|Francis Bouillon Kneeing - 2 min against Jussi Jokinen|
|Chad LaRose Roughing - 2 min against Francis Bouillon|
|Francis Bouillon served by Jordin Tootoo Roughing - 2 min against Chad LaRose|
|Jerred Smithson Tripping - 2 min against Brandon Sutter|
|Joel Ward Hi-sticking - 2 min against Tim Gleason|