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NHL Game Summary - Anaheim at Nashville



(Thursday, February 5th)

Final Score: Nashville 4, Anaheim 2

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Jason Arnott netted a goal and an assist, and the Nashville Predators came away with a 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.

Martin Erat, Ryan Jones and Vernon Fiddler also scored, while Pekka Rinne made 28 saves in Nashville's first three-game win streak since early December.

"It's nice to have momentum," said Arnott. "We haven't had it all season."

Corey Perry provided all the offense for Anaheim with two goals. Jean- Sebastien Giguere allowed three goals on 34 shots, as the Ducks lost their second straight.

"We were much more involved in the hockey game right from the outset," said Ducks coach Randy Carlyle. "We turned the puck over a few times and it cost us, but you have to like the effort from our hockey club."

Jones put Nashville on the board off a Greg de Vries slap shot at the 11:19 mark of the first, but Perry came back to tie it for Anaheim with 1:44 left in the period.

The Predators took a two-goal lead in the second. A wrist shot from Arnott, his 18th goal of the year, put the hosts ahead just 1:08 into the period, and Erat added a goal at the 11:22 mark to make it 3-1.

Perry tallied again off a pass from Teemu Selanne behind the enemy net, though, with 1:06 left in the second to send the Ducks to the third trailing only 3-2.

Neither team could find the back of the net in the third, and Ryan Getzlaf's penalty with 2:45 left in the game seemed to kill Anaheim's hopes of coming back.

But Arnott was assessed a penalty about a minute later to set up a 4-on-4 situation and a late Ducks power play. Giguere promptly went to the bench, but Fiddler's empty-net tally with 1:11 left sealed the win.

Game Notes

Nashville leads the season series, 2-0...Each team was 0-for-2 on the power play...Getzlaf tallied his 44th assist of the season...The home team has won nine of 11 in the series between the two clubs.

02/06 03:29:40 ET


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