NHL Game Summary - Florida at Nashville
(Saturday, December 13th)
Final Score: Florida 2, Nashville 2
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Martin Erat and Rem Murray each scored for the Nashville Predators as they skated to a 2-2 tie with the Florida Panthers at the Gaylord Entertainment Center.
Byron Ritchie and Nathan Horton tallied goals for the Panthers, who are now unbeaten in three games (1-0-2). Roberto Luongo had 34 saves.
Greg Johnson had the primary assist on both goals while Tomas Vokoun stopped 26-of-28 shots for Nashville, which is now winless in three contests (0-2-1).
Vaclav Nedorost could have broken the tie, but he was unsuccessful on a penalty shot 5:27 into the final period.
Nashville had a goal disallowed by instant replay less than four minutes later after it was ruled that Scott Walker intentionally batted the puck into the net off a Scott Hartnell rebound.
Hartnell also rang one off the post in the extra stanza.
Erat's goal, his fifth on the year, tied it late in the second after an extensive review. Erat skated behind the net and tried to stuff a wraparound past Luongo. There was no signal by the referee, but after a long video review the goal was allowed.
Murray put the Predators up 1-0 on his fifth of the season with 6:11 to play in the first. He came streaking down the left side to one-time a feed from Johnson past Luongo.
Ritchie knotted the score at 1-1 with his third goal when he took a cross- ice feed at the doorstep from Marcus Nilson and tucked it past Vokoun 7:35 into the second.
Horton netted his fifth of the year just 25 seconds later to give the Panthers a 2-1 lead on a wrister from slot.
Nashville has won four of its last six home games and is 8-5-2 at Gaylord Entertainment Center this year...The Predators are unbeaten in the last five meetings (2-0-3) with Florida. However, the Panthers are 4-2-3 all-time against Nashville...Both teams were scoreless on the power play. Florida had four chances to the Predators' five.
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