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Preds Rookies Shut Down Panthers, 3-1; Preds Rookies Sweep Two Game Tourney

Tuesday, 09.13.2011 / 4:24 PM CT / Training Camp Central
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Preds Rookies Shut Down Panthers, 3-1; Preds Rookies Sweep Two Game Tourney
Photo by Sami Katzenberg
 Game Highlights
Craig Smith continued his rookie tournament dominance with two more goals as the Nashville Predators rookies earned a 3-1 win over the Florida Panthers rookies on Tuesday afternoon in Coral Springs, Florida. The Preds swept their two-game round-robin tournament, out scoring the Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning rookies by a combined 10-4 margin. Smith was the star of the tournament finishing the two games with six goals and one assist.

With the game tied 1-1 midway through the second period, Smith converted a power-play goal from Ryan Ellis to give the Preds a 2-1 lead. Smith added an unassisted goal 1:01 into the third period to push Nashville's lead to 3-1.

The Panthers opened the game's scoring 3:41 into the first period. Josh Shalla, a member of Nashville's 2011 Draft Class, netted the equalizer 3:20 into the second period to set the stage for Smith's game-winner.

Similar to last night's game Chet Pickard and Atte Engren split the action in net for Nashville. Engren started the game and turned aside 16-of-17 shots. Engren finished the two games with 36 saves on 38 shots (.947 save percentage). Pickard took over in the middle of the second period and stopped all 20 shots he faced to close out the two game set with 40 saves on 42 shots (.952 save percentage).
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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 8 2 4 2 6
S. Weber 8 2 3 -3 5
R. Johansen 8 2 3 1 5
R. Josi 8 0 4 -3 4
M. Ekholm 8 2 1 1 3
J. Neal 8 2 1 -2 3
F. Forsberg 8 1 2 -4 3
M. Fisher 8 2 0 -4 2
C. Smith 5 1 1 3 2
R. Ellis 8 0 2 0 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 4 4 0 .915 2.53
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .000 0.00