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Preds Rookies Earn Shootout Win, Split Series with Thrashers

Tuesday, 09.23.2008 / 2:26 PM CT / Training Camp Central
By Kevin Wilson  - Nashville Predators
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Preds Rookies Earn Shootout Win, Split Series with Thrashers
Nashville Predators free-agent invite Brandon Buck scored the shootout-deciding tally as the Predators rookies topped the Atlanta Thrashers rookies, 3-2, in a matinee contest at the Sommet Center on Tuesday. Both rookie games between the two squads needed a shootout to decide the outcome, with Atlanta’s youngsters prevailing by an identical score Monday night.

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Three of the four regulation goals came while skating with the man advantage. Nashville finished 1-6 on the power play behind the first goal of the game by Nick Spaling, at 5:05 of the opening 15-minute session Grant Lewis in the box for hooking.

The Thrashers would answer with a man-advantage marker of their own at the 12:50 mark of the first after Riley Hozapfel slammed home a centering pass from Tomas Pospisil.

The standout line of Mike Santorelli paired with Andreas Thuresson and Ryan Jones would combine for the lone five-on-five goal of the game with 2:50 expired in the middle frame. Santorelli’s second goal is as many days came on a rebound attempt – he slammed an initial stuff attempt home by Jones.

Atlanta would even the score at two apiece just 22 seconds into the third period with 2005 Predators draft pick Ryan Maki in the box. Chad Painchaud lifted a quick wrist shot over the outstretched blocker of Mark Dekanich for his second goal of the series, with Angelo Esposito and Lewis being credited with assists.

Buck’s goal on the first attempt of the shootout was all Nashville would need, but defenseman Robert Dietrich would also solve netminder Chris Carrozzi in the penalty-shot competition to ice it for Nashville. Painchaud and Esposito were both stymied by Predators goalie Dekanich on their attempts, while Carrozzi made one save on Mark Santorelli.

Atlanta outshot Nashville 34-21 for the 45-minute game.

First Period
5:05 NSH Spaling PPG (Matheson, Blum), 12:50 ATL Holzapfel PPG (Pospisil)

Second Period
2:50 Mike Santorelli (Jones, Thuresson)

Third Period
:21 Painchaud PPG (Esposito, Lewis)

Overtime
None

Goaltenders
NSH Pickard 15 min., 12 svs., 1 ga
NSH Smith 15 min., 9 svs., 0 ga
(W) NSH Dekanich 20 min., 11 svs., 1 ga
ATL Carrozzi 50 min., 19 svs., 2 ga
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33