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Smith, Beck, Bourque Lead Preds to Rookie Game Win Over Tampa Bay

Monday, 09.12.2011 / 8:16 PM CT / Training Camp Central
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Smith, Beck, Bourque Lead Preds to Rookie Game Win Over Tampa Bay
Photo by Sasha Machel
 Game Highlights
Craig Smith scored four goals, including a natural hat trick in a 8:03 span covering the end of the first period and start to the second period, as the Nashville Predators rookies picked up a 7-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning rookie squad on Monday night in Coral Springs, Florida.

Nashville's line of Smith with Taylor Beck and Gabriel Bourque was dominant, combining to contribute five goals and eight assists on the night. Beck opened the game's scoring 10 seconds in the first period and notched the primary assist on three of Smith's four goals on the game. Bourque dished out four assists on the night. Smith complimented his four goals with an assist on Smith's goal.

The Lightning tied the game 1-1 midway through the first period and then Smith countered 3:14 later to put the Preds rookies up for good. Smith added two more goals early in the second frame and Nashville went into the second intermission up 4-2. Smith, Brent Andrews, and Austin Watson added third period goals before Tampa Bay closed out the scoring late.

Chet Pickard and Atte Engren split the action in net for Nashville. Pickard drew the starting assignment and stopped 20-of-22 shots before giving way to Engren mid-way through the second period. Engren closed with 20 saves on 21 shots.

The Preds rookies return to action tomorrow afternoon against the Florida Panthers rookie.
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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61