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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 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 146 148 58
8 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 132 148 49
14 EDM 53 21 27 5 131 156 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 53 10 27 -2 37
S. Weber 53 14 21 -4 35
F. Forsberg 53 15 18 -6 33
M. Ribeiro 53 6 27 3 33
J. Neal 53 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 53 6 16 3 22
R. Ellis 52 6 15 2 21
C. Smith 53 11 6 -1 17
C. Jarnkrok 52 9 7 0 16
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 17 7 .904 2.50
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36