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Spaling, Wilson Provide Offensive Spark

Monday, 09.14.2009 / 9:24 PM CT / Training Camp Central
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Spaling, Wilson Provide Offensive Spark
The Predators rookies out-shot the Atlanta Thrashers rookies 34-to-32 and Nick Spaling posted a two point night with a goal and an assist, but it wasn't enough as the Thrashers rookies capitalized on three power-play goals to top the Preds rookies 6-3 in Game 1 of the Rookie Camp Series at Duluth Ice Forum on Monday night.

Spaling, the captain of the Preds Rookie Team, scored early in the second period to pull the Preds within one goal, 2-1. He added a third period assist and finished the game with a team-high four shots on goal to go along with a +2 plus-minus rating.

Colin Wilson, the seventh overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, scored a third period goal in his Training Camp debut and finished the game with three shots on goal and a +2 plus-minus rating.

Defenseman Charles-Olivier Roussel, a second round pick this summer, scored the other Nashville goal, while Taylor Beck, a fellow 2009 draftee, picked up a pair of assists on the game. Jonathon Blum, a 2007 first round pick, registered four shots on goal from the blueline and picked up an assist on Nashville's second goal.

Five Thrashers posted multi-point nights led by Jeremy Morin's two goal, one assist effort.

The Thrashers scored a pair of first period goals to take a 2-0 lead into the first intermission. The Thrashers scored four second period goals, three on the power-play, to claim a 6-2 advantage after two periods of play. The Predators controlled the play in the third period, out-shooting the Thrashers 15-5 over the final 20:00 of play, and netted the only goal of the final frame, Wilson's tally at the 16:05 mark.

Jeremy Smith and Chet Pickard split the action. Smith got the start and stopped 15-of-18 shots. Pickard turned aside 11 of the 14 shots he faced, but two of his three goals against were power-play scores, including one with a two-man advantage for Atlanta.

The teams rematch tomorrow at Noon ET (11 am CT), also at the Duluth Ice Forum in Duluth, GA.
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STANDINGS
 

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 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Wilson 14 5 8 8 13
R. Josi 14 1 8 -6 9
R. Johansen 14 4 4 0 8
J. Neal 14 4 4 1 8
M. Fisher 14 5 2 -1 7
M. Ekholm 14 3 4 2 7
S. Weber 14 3 4 -7 7
R. Ellis 14 0 6 0 6
F. Forsberg 14 2 2 -11 4
M. Salomaki 14 1 1 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 7 7 0 .906 2.63
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .667 3.00