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Predators 4, Jets 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

Associated Press

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Predators 4, Jets 3
Winnipeg Jets 3, Nashville Predators 4

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Sergei Kostitsyn, Martin Erat and Patric Hornqvist scored consecutive power-play goals as the Nashville Predators beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 in a preseason game on Saturday night.

The Predators, playing their first game at home, have won three in a row. Winnipeg has dropped two straight.

Spencer Machacek, Paul Postma and Derek Meech had goals for Winnipeg.

Jordin Tootoo also scored for Nashville.

The Jets jumped ahead 2-0 in the first period against Chet Pickard, who made seven saves.

Machacek scored on a wrist shot from close range at 5:48. Postma added a power-play goal at 10:27.

Nashville scored four goals in the second period, three on the power play, against goalie Chris Mason.

Tootoo scored Nashville's first goal at 4:50 of the second, and Kostitsyn, Erat and Hornqvist followed with man-advantage goals in a span of 4:36.

Pekka Rinne started the second in goal for Nashville and stopped seven of eight shots. Pickard returned with 5:36 left to play in the period.

Meech scored Winnipeg's only second-period goal, a power-play tally at 6:54.

Shea Weber and Ryan Suter both had a pair of assists for the Predators.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:48
WPG
Spencer Machacek (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Bryan Little (1), Evander Kane (1)
1 - 0 WPG
10:27
WPG
PPG - Paul Postma (1) Slapshot - ASST: Ben Maxwell (1), Mark Scheifele (1)
2 - 0 WPG
2nd Period
04:50
NSH
Jordin Tootoo (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
2 - 1 WPG
06:54
WPG
PPG - Derek Meech (1) Slapshot - ASST: Toby Enstrom (1), Jason Gregoire (1)
3 - 1 WPG
09:14
NSH
PPG - Sergei Kostitsyn (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan Suter (1), Shea Weber (1)
3 - 2 WPG
12:30
NSH
PPG - Martin Erat (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Shea Weber (2), Ryan Suter (2)
3 - 3 Tie
13:50
NSH
PPG - Patric Hornqvist (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Colin Wilson (1), David Legwand (1)
4 - 3 NSH
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
02:50
WPG
Chris Thorburn  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Zack Stortini
02:50
NSH
Zack Stortini  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Chris Thorburn
02:50
WPG
Chris Thorburn served by Spencer Machacek  Interference  - 2 min against  Zack Stortini
09:04
NSH
Martin Erat  Holding  - 2 min against  Troy Bodie
15:42
NSH
Ryan Suter  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
18:46
NSH
Patric Hornqvist  Tripping  - 2 min against  Ben Chiarot
2nd Period
05:15
NSH
Ryan Suter  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Carl Klingberg
07:18
WPG
Evander Kane  Tripping  - 2 min against  Mattias Ekholm
11:31
WPG
Troy Bodie  Roughing  - 2 min against  Zack Stortini
11:31
WPG
Troy Bodie  Roughing  - 2 min against  Zack Stortini
3rd Period
00:46
NSH
Nick Spaling  Hooking  - 2 min against  Bryan Little
goalie stats
Chris Mason
SA: 22TOI: 59:21
GA: 4SV%: .818
Pekka Rinne
SA: 8TOI: 14:24
GA: 1SV%: .875
Chet Pickard
SA: 22TOI: 45:36
GA: 2SV%: .909