NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Teemu Selanne scored the only shootout goal and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Tuesday to move into a position for a post-season berth.
Anaheim climbed over Nashville into the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot with its fourth consecutive victory. The Predators have lost three straight, and trail Anaheim by one point in the standings. Both teams have nine games left.
After the first three players for both teams were denied on their shootout attempts, Selanne skated in on goaltender Pekka Rinne and lifted a backhander just under the crossbar.