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Hurricanes 5, Predators 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:48 AM

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Hurricanes 5, Predators 2
Carolina Hurricanes 5, Nashville Predators 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Eric Staal had a power-play goal and an assist to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 in exhibition play Saturday night.

Jussi Jokinen, Ray Whitney, Scott Walker and Tim Conboy also scored for Carolina (2-2-0). J.P. Dumont and Patric Hornqvist scored for Nashville (3-2-0).

Jokinen scored at 1:13 of the first period, beating Pekka Rinne off a rebound. Dumont tied it with 5:41 to go in the period, deflecting a shot past Michael Leighton.

With 13 seconds left in the first, Whitney skated into the slot and beat Rinne to his right side. The Hurricanes opened a 3-1 lead in second period when Staal scored at 5:12 on the power play. He took a shot that bounced off the glass behind the net, then knocked the rebound out of the air and past Rinne.

Hornqvist pulled the Predators within a goal when he beat Leighton from close range off of a pass from Dumont, also on the power play.

Scott Walker added an insurance goal with 35 seconds left, and Conboy was credited with an empty-net goal that was actually scored by Nashville's Dan Hamhuis.

Nashville's Steve Sullivan participated in the morning skate Saturday, but did not play in the game. It was unclear if it was the result of the groin injury he sustained Sept. 19 against Columbus.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:13
CAR
Jussi Jokinen (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Matt Cullen (1), Aaron Ward (1)
1 - 0 CAR
19:47
CAR
Ray Whitney (1) Tip-in - ASST: Joe Corvo (1), Tim Gleason (1)
2 - 1 CAR
2nd Period
11:17
NSH
PPG - Patric Hornqvist (1) Wrist shot - ASST: J-P Dumont (1), Ryan Suter (1)
3 - 2 CAR
3rd Period
19:25
CAR
Scott Walker (1) Slapshot - ASST: Eric Staal (1), Joe Corvo (2)
4 - 2 CAR
19:58
CAR
Tim Conboy (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Stephane Yelle (1)
5 - 2 CAR
penalty summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
NONE
goalie stats

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