Nashville at Atlanta

    Predators 4, Thrashers 3


    ATLANTA -- David Legwand scored midway in the third period to lift the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 preseason win over the winless Atlanta Thrashers on Wednesday.

    Nashville's Martin Erat had two goals and an assist and Ryan Suter had a goal and an assist. Atlanta's Johnny Oduya had a pair of assists.

    Legwand tipped in a shot 8:12 into the final period from up close to snap a 3-3 tie for Nashville (3-2). Joel Ward and Aaron Johnson had assists on the game-winner. The Thrashers fell to 0-4.

    The Thrashers, who had scored only three goals in losing their first three preseason games, tied it at 3 by scoring twice in the second period within a 2:52 span on a goal by Eager at the 14-minute mark. Eager easily beat Nashville goaltender Anders Lindback from 10 feet, converting a perfect pass from Zach Bogosian.

    Freddy Myer got the Thrashers within 3-2 with his goal from just inside the blue line at 11:08. His goal came only 16 seconds after Nashville had taken a 3-1 lead on Erat's second goal of the game, a power-play shot past Atlanta goaltender Chris Mason at 10:52.

    Suter, who assisted on Erat's second goal, also had a power-play goal in the second period for the Predators. Erat assisted on the goal by Suter that came at 8:09.

    Erat had given Nashville a 1-0 lead at 10:12 of the opening period before Atlanta tied it when Nigel Dawes knocked in a rebound of a shot by Oduya 18 seconds before the end of the period. Oduya also assisted on Eager's goal.


    Dawes had 14 goals last season with Calgary. ... Nashville beat Atlanta 2-1 Monday night with Eager scoring the Thrashers' goal.

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    Scoring Summary
    1st Period
    10:12Martin Erat - Assists: Aaron Johnson and Colin Wilson
    19:41Power Play - Nigel Dawes - Assists: Johnny Oduya and Andrew Ladd
    2nd Period
    8:09Power Play - Ryan Suter - Assists: Patric Hornqvist and Martin Erat
    10:52Power Play - Martin Erat - Assists: Ryan Suter and Shea Weber
    11:08Freddy Meyer - Assists: Evander Kane and Rich Peverley
    14:00Ben Eager - Assists: Zach Bogosian and Johnny Oduya
    3rd Period
    8:12David Legwand - Assists: Joel Ward and Aaron Johnson
    Penalty Summary
    1st Period
    17:59Martin Erat: hooking - minor
    19:51Ben Eager: cross-checking - minor
    2nd Period
    6:52Chris Thorburn: tripping - minor
    10:28Zach Bogosian: slashing - minor
    Shots on Goal
    Anders Lindback60:00253
    Chris Mason58:27264
    Game Information
    Attendance - 6076
    Referees - Dean Morton, Dan O'Halloran
    Linesmen - Derek Amell, Steve Miller
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