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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.

SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

SCHEDULE
 

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STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 53 32 18 3 146 124 67
5 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
6 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
7 COL 57 28 25 4 153 158 60
8 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
9 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 53 25 25 3 143 156 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36