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Neal and Salomaki score to put Predators ahead, Rinne stops 38 shots in 3-2 win over Ducks

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - James Neal and Miikka Salomaki gave Nashville the lead, and Pekka Rinne stopped 38 shots to lead the Predators to a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.

Shea Weber also scored as Nashville won for the third time in four games.

Rickard Rakell and Mike Santorelli had the goals for the Ducks, who have lost four of their last five. Frederik Andersen gave up three goals on 10 shots and was replaced in the second period by Anton Khudobin, who stopped all 11 shots he faced.

Weber scored the game's first goal at 9:33 of the opening period.

Rakell evened the game 1:14 later as he beat Rinne with a wraparound.

Nashville regained the lead for good when Neal sent a soft wrist shot that knuckled and squeezed between Andersen's pads. Salomaki scored his first of the season at 6:13 of the second to make it 3-1.

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