Carolina at Nashville

    Champs Hurricanes suffer rout against Predators

    CBS wire reports

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Paul Kariya had a goal and two assists and the Nashville Predators beat the Carolina Hurricanes 7-3 in a preseason game Saturday night.

    Kariya scored 16 seconds into a two-man advantage as the Predators took the lead for good at 7:40 of the second period against the Stanley Cup champion Hurricanes.

    Martin Erat scored two goals, Steve Sullivan had a goal and an assist, J.P. Dumont, Josef Vasicek and Alexander Radulov added goals and Jason Arnott had two assists for the Predators (3-1), who have scored 20 goals in their last three contests.

    Bryan Bayda, Justin Williams and Anton Babchuk scored for Carolina (0-2).

    Scott Walker, Nashville's career scoring leader, returned for the first time after being traded for Vasicek on July 18.

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    Scoring Summary
    1:46Anton Babchuk - Assists: Justin Williams and Kevyn Adams
    3:11Josef Vasicek - Assists: Paul Kariya and Kimmo Timonen
    7:42Power Play - Paul Kariya - Assists: Steve Sullivan and Marek Zidlicky
    5:18Martin Erat
    6:15Ryan Bayda - Assists: Keith Aucoin and Cale Hulse
    7:45Steve Sullivan - Assists: Ryan Suter and Jason Arnott
    8:19J.P. Dumont - Assist: Paul Kariya
    9:24Alexander Radulov - Assists: Vernon Fiddler and Scott Hartnell
    10:39Power Play - Martin Erat - Assists: Jason Arnott and Paul Kariya
    11:14Justin Williams - Assists: Cale Hulse and J.D. Forrest
    Penalty Summary
    :23Scott Walker: roughing - minor
    11:22Brad Isbister: holding - minor
    13:25Scott Walker: interference - minor
    17:30Derrick Walser: hooking - minor
    6:28Tim Conboy: interference - minor
    7:26Derrick Walser: delay-of-game - minor
    12:00Shea Weber: roughing - minor
    13:22Ryan Suter: tripping - minor
    16:59Marek Zidlicky: interference - minor
    19:57Cale Hulse: slashing - minor
    10:04Cale Hulse: interference - minor
    14:23Ryan Suter: holding - minor
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    Carolina7910 26
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    Line Judges - Steve Barton, Pat Dapuzzo
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