NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Nashville
(Thursday, October 30th)
Final Score: Nashville 3, Edmonton 1
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Nashville defenseman Shea Weber registered a goal and an assist and the Predators continued their dominance over the Edmonton Oilers with a 3-1 victory at the Sommet Center.
Rookie right wing Patric Hornqvist netted the second goal of his career and Martin Erat also scored for Nashville, which has won nine straight games against the Oilers. Ryan Suter collected two assists and Pekka Rinne stopped 27-of-28 shots to record his second career win in his third NHL start.
Sheldon Souray lit the lamp for the Oilers, who haven't beaten the Predators since March 5, 2006. Mathieu Garon allowed three goals on 25 shots for Edmonton, which began a season-high seven-game road trip.
After starting a season with four consecutive wins for the first time in 23 years, the Oilers have scored only five goals during its current five-game losing streak.
Hornqvist, a seventh-round pick of the Predators in 2005, opened the scoring 9:59 into the contest. Jason Arnott won a draw to the left of Garon and Suter collected the puck at the right point before handing it off to his defense partner Weber, whose shot was redirected in the slot by the 21-year-old Swede.
Weber made it 2-0 with a blast from the blueline that beat Garon low on the glove side at 1:28 of the second period, but Edmonton got on the board less than two minutes later on Souray's tally with two Predators in the box.
Nashville grabbed a 3-1 lead as David Legwand fed Erat between the circles and he fired a one-timer past Garon with 10:03 to play in the third.
The Oilers have lost six straight games in Nashville...Before the game, the Preds acquired forward Hugh Jessiman from the New York Rangers in exchange for future considerations and defenseman Tim Ramholt from Philadelphia for forward Josh Gratton...Edmonton finished 1-for-4 on the power play, while Nashville went 0-for-3.
10/30 22:47:02 ET