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Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Patric Hornqvist scored with 6:04 remaining and the Nashville Predators rallied past the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2, in the first game back from the Olympic break for both teams.
Roman Josi and Matt Cullen both scored power-play goals in the second period for the Predators, who had lost three straight before the break.
Carter Hutton stopped 14-of-16 shots in the victory.
Martin St. Louis scored a pair of first-period goals for the Lightning, who saw Ben Bishop make 26 saves.
The Lightning drew first blood at the 5:26 mark of the first period. Ondrej Palat's shot from the slot hit off the post and St. Louis was there to put in the rebound.
St. Louis' power-play goal at 9:13 made it a 2-0 game. His shot from the right circle snuck past Hutton.
Cullen started Nashville's comeback at 12:05 of the middle stanza. Ryan Ellis, positioned at the top of the right circle, slid a pass to the side of the net for Cullen.
Just over a minute later, Josi scored on a slap shot from the left circle.
Hornqvist scored the game-winner with 6:04 left in the third. He managed to jam the puck past Bishop after taking a pass from Mike Fisher. It was Nashville's third power-play goal of the game.
Nashville and Tampa Bay split the two meetings this season ... The Lightning started a four-game road trip on Thursday ... The Predators went 3-for-4 on the power play, while Tampa Bay was 1-for-3 on the man advantage.
02/27 23:09:34 ET
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