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Holland scores lone goal in shootout, Reimer backstops Maple Leafs to 2-1 win over Predators

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Peter Holland scored the only goal in a five-round shootout to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

Tyler Bozak scored in the third period for the Maple Leafs, and James Reimer turned aside all five Nashville attempts in the tiebreaker after making 21 saves in regulation and overtime.

Shea Weber had a power-play goal for the Predators.

Holland beat goalie Pekka Rinne with a wrist shot high to the blocker side. The shootout victory was Toronto's first in four tries this season.

The Predators had won their first two shootouts.

Nashville took the lead early in the third. With Roman Polak serving a hooking penalty, James Neal sent a pass from below the goal line on the right side to Weber, who was coming down from the left point. The Nashville captain beat Reimer with a one-timer from the left circle at 2:40.

Weber, playing in his 700th NHL game, has five goals this season ??? four on the power play.

Bozak tied it at 5:52 of the third. Shawn Matthias had the puck on the left side and slid a pass to Bozak in the low slot, where he put the puck behind a diving Rinne.

Rinne made 22 saves, including a denial of Dion Phaneuf's slap shot at the end of overtime.

NOTES: Predators C Calle Jarnkrok played his 100th career game. . Toronto snapped a three-game losing streak against Nashville. . The Predators are 8-1-1 when scoring first. ... Toronto is 3-1-0 against Central Division teams.

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