Preds Shutout Thrashers, 3-0; Split Rookie Series

Tuesday, 09.15.2009 / 3:44 PM CT / Training Camp Central
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Preds Shutout Thrashers, 3-0; Split Rookie Series
Chet Pickard and Jeremy Smith combined for a 28-save shutout to lead the Predators rookies to a 3-0 win over the Atlanta Thrashers rookies on Tuesday afternoon in the second game of their two-game rookie series. Colin Wilson had a goal and an assist to pace the Preds offense and finished the two-game series with two goals and three points along with five shots on goal and a +4 plus-minus rating.

Rookie Series Recap

Game 2: W, 3-0  | Scoresheet

Game 1: L, 3-6   | Recap | Scoresheet

Team Leaders:
Taylor Beck - 3 pts (1g, 2a)
Nick Spaling - 3 pts (2g, 1a)
Colin Wilson - 3 pts (2g, 1a)

Taylor Beck and Nick Spaling netted the other Preds goals and finished the two game series with three points a piece. Spaling, the captain for the rookie squad, had two goals and one assist with eight shots on goal and a +4 plus-minus rating.

The Predators took a 1-0 lead 10:15 into the opening period on Beck's goal. Spaling pushed the lead to 2-0 with nine seconds remaining in the first period. After a scoreless second period, Wilson closed out the scoring with an empty net goal with 16 seconds left in the game. Charles-Olivier Roussel, a second round pick this summer, picked up an assist on Wilson's goal, his second straight game with a point.

Jonathon Blum, who had a team-high four shots last night, fired another three shots today, along with a +3 plus-minus rating.

Pickard stopped all 13 shots he faced in 32:15 of action, while Smith made 15 saves in 27:45. is the official Web site of the Nashville Predators and are trademarks of the Nashville Predators.  NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 Nashville Predators and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

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