Game Recap

Predators 2, Thrashers 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:52 AM

Associated Press

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Predators 2, Thrashers 1
Atlanta Thrashers 1, Nashville Predators 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Shea Weber scored a power-play goal and added an assist as the Nashville Predators beat the Atlanta Thrashers 2-1 in a preseason game on Monday night.

Sergei Kostitsyn scored the first goal of the game 3:06 into the first period with a tip-in off of a shot by Weber from high above the right circle.

Ben Eager got the Thrashers even at 15:30 of the second period when he scored with a wrist shot from a few feet in front of the crease.

With Nashville on a power play, Weber gave the Predators a 2-1 lead 11:02 into the third when he blasted a shot from just inside the blue line that went through traffic and past goalie Ondrej Pavelec.

Pavelec and Nashville counterpart Pekka Rinne went the distance in goal. Pavelec stopped 29 shots, and Rinne made 21 saves.

NOTES: Weber's goal was the first on the power play for Nashville in four preseason games. Nashville goaltender Chet Pickard dressed for his first preseason non-rookie game, but didn't play. This was the first road game of the preseason for the Thrashers.

scoring summary
1st Period
Sergei Kostitsyn (1) Tip-in - ASST: Shea Weber (1)
1 - 0 NSH
2nd Period
Ben Eager (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Thorburn (1), Anthony Stewart (1)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
PPG - Shea Weber (1) Snap shot - ASST: Matthew Lombardi (1), Ryan Suter (1)
2 - 1 NSH
Power Play Stats
Power Plays0/00/0
Power Play %17.8%16.2%
% on Road18.0%17.2%
% at Home17.7%15.2%
League Rank17th25th
penalty summary
1st Period
2nd Period
Chris Thorburn  Hooking  - 2 min against  Matthew Lombardi
3rd Period
Zach Bogosian  Holding the stick  - 2 min against  David Legwand
Alexander Burmistrov  Slashing  - 2 min against  Steve Sullivan
goalie stats
Ondrej Pavelec
SA: 31TOI: 58:52
GA: 2SV%: .935
Pekka Rinne
SA: 22TOI: 59:55
GA: 1SV%: .955
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