NHL Game Summary - Nashville at Carolina
(Sunday, November 23rd)
Final Score: Nashville 5, Carolina 2
Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Jason Arnott and Shea Weber scored two goals apiece to help the Nashville Predators defeat the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-2, at the RBC Center.
Scott Nichol also scored and Weber added an assist for the Predators, who have won four of their last six games. Martin Erat collected two helpers, while Dan Ellis made 24 saves.
Matt Cullen had a goal and an assist for Carolina, which had won three games in a row. Cam Ward allowed five goals on 30 shots for the Hurricanes.
"We got a couple goals. There weren't a lot of chances," said Carolina head coach Peter Laviolette. "We got to the net a couple of times and we had some opportunities there but it was still too little too late."
Nashville killed off five Carolina power plays in the opening period and led 1-0 on Arnott's ninth goal of the season.
The Nashville captain's second tally of the game capped a three-goal barrage in the middle stanza. Nichol and Weber also tallied for a 4-0 Preds lead after 40 minutes.
Carolina made things interesting with a pair of goals early in the third period by Cullen and Chad LaRose, but Weber gave the Predators some breathing room with 7:18 remaining.
"When you're up 4-0, it's a working man's league," said Nashville coach Barry Trotz. "We just want to get through the first five minutes and not give them anything to get excited about, and they score in the first 30 seconds. It is not the way we wanted to start and then they got another one."
Carolina defenseman Tim Gleason (lower-body) and forward Patrick Eaves (undisclosed) both left the game with injuries and both did not return...Weber leads all NHL defensemen with 10 goals and 21 points...The Hurricanes finished 0-for-8 on the power play.
11/23 18:27:41 ET