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Kostitsyn has goal, assist to lift Predators to 3-2 win over Oilers

Monday, 03.25.2013 / 11:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Sergei Kostitsyn had a goal and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday.

Kevin Klein and Chris Mueller also scored for Nashville, which its third straight.

Martin Erat added two assists for the Predators. He has seven points (one goal, six assists) in his past three games.

Corey Potter and Shawn Horcoff scored for the Oilers in their third consecutive loss.

Potter opened the scoring at 7:53 of the opening period.

With the Oilers on the power play, Potter's slap shot from the blue line through traffic beat Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne on the stick side.

The goal was Potter's first of the season.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory