NHL Game Summary - Nashville at Atlanta|
(Friday, November 28th)
Final Score: Nashville 4, Atlanta 3 (OT)
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Ryan Suter scored 1:44 into overtime, lifting
the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips
In the extra frame, Shea Weber sent a lead pass to the left circle to Suter,
who snuck a wrister between the pads of Johan Hedberg for the win.
"I just wanted to try and get it five-hole," said Suter about the goal. "I
just tried to get and the five-hole is the easiest shot so that is where I
aimed it. Luckily, it snuck through there."
Dan Hamhuis and Scott Nichol each had a goal and an assist while Jason Arnott
also lit the lamp for the Predators, who have won two of their last three.
Pekka Rinne made 22 saves and also had an assist in the win.
Nathan Oystrick had a goal and an assist while Ilya Kovalchuk and Todd White
also scored for the Thrashers, who have dropped five of their last six.
Hedberg made 22 saves in the loss.
"The shot hit me solid," said Hedberg about the goal. "I thought I had it
between my legs, but apparently he found a hole and that's that."
With the score tied in the third, Nashville took the lead as Arnott wristed
the puck past Hedberg during a scrum in front of the net at the 6:21 mark of
The Thrashers came right back and tied the game four minutes later as Oystrick
slid a blind backhand pass from the right circle to the low left side of the
net, where Kovalchuk snuck it home.
Nashville took the early lead while shorthanded as Vernon Fiddler left a drop
pass in the slot for Hamhuis, who snuck a wrister past Hedberg 8:39 into the
Atlanta, though, tied the game with 3:21 left in the first on a fortunate
break. Hamhuis had the puck behind his net and tried to send a hard pass.
The puck, though, hit off of White at the right side of the net and snuck past
The Predators took a 2-1 lead just 42 seconds into the second period on
Nichol's third goal of the season.
The Thrashers, however, got the goal back at the midway point of the second as
Eric Perrin fired a pass from the low right circle to the slot, where Oystrick
wristed it home.
Atlanta hosts St. Louis on Sunday...Nashville returns home to face Minnesota
on Saturday...Neither team scored on the power play with Atlanta having four
chances and Nashville three.
11/28 22:39:05 ET