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Bryzgalov shuts out Predators in 1st start for Edmonton as Oilers start road trip with 3-0 win

Thursday, 11.28.2013 / 10:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Bryzgalov shuts out Predators in 1st start for Edmonton as Oilers start road trip with 3-0 win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall scored 51 seconds apart in the second period, and Ilya Bryzgalov got a shutout in his first start for Edmonton as the Oilers beat the Nashville Predators 3-0 Thursday night.

Bryzgalov, signed by the Oilers on Nov. 8, made 33 saves in his first NHL start since April 25 when he was in net for Philadelphia. Jordan Eberle added an empty-netter in the final minute off an assist from Hall, and the Oilers have won four of five.

Predators captain Shea Weber was hit by a puck near his mouth at 15:24 of the second, dropped to the ice and immediately skated to the locker room. He did not return with what team officials called an upper-body injury.

Nashville, which had won two straight, lost for the second time in seven games.

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