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Austin Watson has goal and 2 assists to lead Predators past Senators 7-5

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Colton Sissons had a goal and two assists only hours after getting called up from the minors, leading the Nashville Predators over the Ottawa Senators 7-5 on Tuesday night.

Shea Weber, Roman Josi, Austin Watson, Mattias Ekholm, Barret Jackman and Gabriel Bourque also scored for Nashville.

Sissons was recalled Tuesday from Milwaukee of the AHL and played his first NHL game of the season. Ryan Ellis and Seth Jones each posted a pair of assists for Nashville.

Zack Smith scored twice and Milan Michalek, Erik Karlsson and Curtis Lazar also had goals for the Senators.

Trailing by one entering the final period, Nashville scored three times in the third to win.

Ekholm scored at 2:29, and Jackman and Bourque scored 1:34 apart midway through the frame.

Ottawa had the momentum after the first, highlighted by Smith's second of the period, a short-handed goal with 37 seconds remaining.

With Nashville on a power play, Smith forced a turnover by former Senator Mike Fisher just inside the Predators blue line. Smith chased the puck down the left side before beating goalie Pekka Rinne with a wrist shot to the short side.

Rinne finished with 21 saves.

The teams combined for four goals in a span of 3:09 in the second. Weber, Josi and Watson scored for Nashville before Karlsson answered for the Senators at 9:32, tying it at 4.

Weber's goal came on a power play at 6:23 from the left faceoff dot. It was the Nashville captain's 150th career goal and 400th point.

Karlsson's goal was the two-time Norris Trophy winning defenceman's first of the season. Just 1:36 before that goal, Josi chipped a puck off the boards and around Karlsson before the Swiss blue liner beat Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson with a wrist shot in close on the left side.

Anderson made 31 saves.

Ottawa regained the lead on Lazar's power-play goal at 19:08 of the second.

The Senators managed only three shots in the second but scored on two of them.

NOTES: Jackman's goal was his first with the Predators. ... Sissons was recalled to replace C Paul Gaustad, who missed the game with a lower-body injury. . After not scoring a power-play goal in six games, the Senators have one in consecutive games. . Nashville has allowed two power-play goals in its last three games.

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