Predators 2, Hurricanes 1, OT

Associated Press | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:48 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Craig Smith scored with 11 seconds left in overtime to lift the Nashville Predators to a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.

Bryan Allen scored for Carolina (1-4-1), breaking a scoreless tie at 3:38 of the third period. He took a wrist shot from above the left circle that beat Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne to his glove side.

The Predators (7-1) tied the game at 1-1 at the 7:41 mark when Patric Hornqvist connected on the power play. He deposited a rebound from close range in front of the crease to beat Carolina goaltender Brian Boucher.

It was the fourth straight game that the Predators have scored on the power play.

Blake Geoffrion returned to the ice for the Predators and recorded an assist. He had been sidelined since cutting his right wrist in a preseason game against the Florida Panthers Sept. 19.

The Predators played the final 1:33 of regulation on the power play but failed to score.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
2nd Period
3rd Period
03:38CAR Bryan Allen (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Brandon Sutter (1), Patrick Dwyer (1) 1 - 0 CAR
07:41NSH PPG - Patric Hornqvist (1) Snap shot - ASST: Blake Geoffrion (1), Ryan Ellis (1) 1 - 1 Tie
OT Period
04:49NSH Craig Smith (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Colin Wilson (1) 2 - 1 NSH
Penalty Summary
1st Period
09:04NSH Blake Geoffrion  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
13:40NSH Jerred Smithson  Boarding  - 2 min against  Ryan Murphy
15:19CAR Patrick Dwyer  Hooking  - 2 min against  Matt Halischuk
19:08CAR Jeff Skinner  Tripping  - 2 min against  Teemu Laakso
2nd Period
13:28CAR Drayson Bowman  Hooking  - 2 min against  Gabriel Bourque
3rd Period
04:43NSH Blake Geoffrion  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Eric Staal
07:09CAR Jiri Tlusty  Hi stick - double minor  - 4 min against  Colin Wilson
13:08CAR Jamie McBain  Slashing  - 2 min against  Jordin Tootoo
13:54NSH Martin Erat  Interference  - 2 min against  Brandon Sutter
18:27CAR Jeff Skinner  Tripping  - 2 min against  Jordin Tootoo
OT Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/41/7
Faceoff Wins3130
Blocked Shots159
Penalty Minutes148
4J. McBainD00-12220:58
5B. AllenD1012018:58
6T. GleasonD0001020:57
12E. StaalC00-14021:40
13A. StewartR0001011:54
15T. RuutuL0000018:54
16B. SutterC0110018:15
19J. TlustyL0000415:39
20R. NashC000007:06
21D. BowmanL000128:06
22Z. DalpeC000008:21
23A. PonikarovskyL0013016:04
27D. JoslinD0001026:01
28J. FaulkD0002024:25
37T. BrentC0000016:41
38R. MurphyD0002018:27
39P. DwyerR0111215:13
53J. SkinnerL00-11419:06
30C. Ward00.0000:00
33B. Boucher4143.95364:48
2T. LaaksoD00-10017:10
5B. GeoffrionC0100413:53
7J. BlumD0013025:54
8K. KleinD0001025:00
10M. EratR0003221:32
13N. SpalingC0003021:50
15C. SmithR1004014:23
18N. BergforsR0004015:03
21Z. StortiniR000006:10
22J. TootooR0002015:30
24M. HalischukR0002016:30
25J. SmithsonC0000215:24
27P. HornqvistR10-13015:23
33C. WilsonL0102015:50
38J. HillenD00-12015:59
42M. EkholmD0009020:54
49R. EllisD0115024:41
57G. BourqueR0000010:14
35P. Rinne2021.95264:45
39A. Lindback00.0000:00