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game recap

Predators 4, Thrashers 3

Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 5:09 AM

Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - David Legwand scored midway in the third period to lift the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 preseason win over the winless Atlanta Thrashers on Wednesday.

Nashville's Martin Erat had two goals and an assist and Ryan Suter had a goal and an assist. Atlanta's Johnny Oduya had a pair of assists.

Legwand tipped in a shot 8:12 into the final period from up close to snap a 3-3 tie for Nashville (3-2). Joel Ward and Aaron Johnson had assists on the game-winner. The Thrashers fell to 0-4.

The Thrashers, who had scored only three goals in losing their first three preseason games, tied it at 3 by scoring twice in the second period within a 2:52 span on a goal by Eager at the 14-minute mark. Eager easily beat Nashville goaltender Anders Lindback from 10 feet, converting a perfect pass from Zach Bogosian.

Freddy Myer got the Thrashers within 3-2 with his goal from just inside the blue line at 11:08. His goal came only 16 seconds after Nashville had taken a 3-1 lead on Erat's second goal of the game, a power-play shot past Atlanta goaltender Chris Mason at 10:52.

Suter, who assisted on Erat's second goal, also had a power-play goal in the second period for the Predators. Erat assisted on the goal by Suter that came at 8:09.

Erat had given Nashville a 1-0 lead at 10:12 of the opening period before Atlanta tied it when Nigel Dawes knocked in a rebound of a shot by Oduya 18 seconds before the end of the period. Oduya also assisted on Eager's goal.

NOTES: Dawes had 14 goals last season with Calgary. ... Nashville beat Atlanta 2-1 Monday night with Eager scoring the Thrashers' goal.

scoring summary
1st Period
10:12
NSH
Martin Erat (1) Snap shot - ASST: Aaron Johnson (1), Colin Wilson (1)
1 - 0 NSH
19:41
ATL
PPG - Nigel Dawes (1) Snap shot - ASST: Johnny Oduya (1), Andrew Ladd (1)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
08:09
NSH
PPG - Ryan Suter (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Patric Hornqvist (1), Martin Erat (1)
2 - 1 NSH
10:52
NSH
PPG - Martin Erat (2) Snap shot - ASST: Ryan Suter (1), Shea Weber (1)
3 - 1 NSH
11:08
ATL
Freddy Meyer (1) Snap shot - ASST: Evander Kane (1), Rich Peverley (1)
3 - 2 NSH
14:00
ATL
Ben Eager (1) Snap shot - ASST: Zach Bogosian (1), Johnny Oduya (2)
3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
08:12
NSH
David Legwand (1) Snap shot - ASST: Joel Ward (1), Aaron Johnson (2)
4 - 3 NSH
penalty summary
1st Period
17:59
NSH
Martin Erat  Hooking  - 2 min against  Fredrik Pettersson
19:51
ATL
Ben Eager  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Kevin Klein
2nd Period
06:52
ATL
Chris Thorburn  Tripping  - 2 min against  Cody Franson
10:28
ATL
Zach Bogosian  Slashing  - 2 min against  Marcel Goc
3rd Period
NONE
goalie stats
Anders Lindback
SA: 28TOI: 60:00
GA: 3SV%: .893
Chris Mason
SA: 30TOI: 58:27
GA: 4SV%: .867