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Predators 6, Senators 5, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:48 AM

Associated Press

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Predators 6, Senators 5, OT
Nashville Predators 6, Ottawa Senators 5

OTTAWA (AP) -Shea Weber made sure the Nashville Predators earned a full two points in a wild game with the Ottawa Senators.

The Nashville defenseman scored his second goal of the game on a power play in overtime to give the Predators a 6-5 victory Thursday night.

"Definitely not a defensive battle. It was a lot of offense, but we got two points and we're happy," said Weber, who also had an assist.

Weber ripped a shot between goalie Pascal Leclaire's pads with Matt Carkner serving an interference penalty. The goal put an end to a game that saw the Predators blow a 3-0 lead in the third period and the team's exchange last-minute goals.

Chris Phillips scored the tying goal for the Senators with 1.6 seconds left while Ottawa was short-handed and Leclaire on the bench for an extra attacker.

"That's a tough game to sum up in 30 seconds. A lot happened," Phillips said. "Obviously, not the start we wanted, but we battled back and lots happened in between there, a lot of goals scored."

Ryan Suter, also a defenseman, had two goals and an assist, and J.P. Dumont scored once and set up four other goals to help the Predators snap a six-game winless slide.

Rookie Cody Franson also scored for Nashville. It was the first career goal for Franson, who was playing in just his third NHL game.

Dave Scatchard, a veteran of 637 NHL games who was recalled Tuesday from Milwaukee of the AHL, recorded an assist, his first NHL point since Jan. 7, 2007. Rookie Alexander Sulzer, also recalled Tuesday, had his first career point with an assist.

"We've had some of the craziest games here in this rink," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "They scored, we scored, the third period was like that. We had a 3-0 lead and we're in good shape, then we took penalties. But give our guys a lot of credit because we've been a little bit fragile lately.

"You're on the power play and they score a short-handed goal with 1.6 seconds left and you're on a six-game losing streak, that plays with your mind."

Pekka Rinne made 27 saves for his first victory of the season.

Anton Volchenkov had a goal and an assist, and Chris Campoli, Nick Foligno and Milan Michalek also scored for Ottawa. Jason Spezza had three assists, Daniel Alfredsson added two, and Leclaire finished with 31 stops.

"I think we showed character in the way we fought back," Alfredsson said. "It's a little frustrating, but the way we found a way to get a point is very encouraging."

NOTES: Franson's goal marked the second straight night a member of the Predators has scored his first NHL goal. Colin Wilson had his first Wednesday against Boston. ... Nashville is at Chicago on Saturday night.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:03
NSH
Ryan Suter (1) ASST: Colin Wilson (1), Dave Scatchard (1)
1 - 0 NSH
08:09
NSH
Cody Franson (1) ASST: J-P Dumont (2)
2 - 0 NSH
10:52
NSH
J-P Dumont (2) ASST: Joel Ward (1)
3 - 0 NSH
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
01:11
OTT
PPG - Chris Campoli (1) ASST: Jason Spezza (5), Daniel Alfredsson (7)
3 - 1 NSH
04:06
OTT
Nick Foligno (2) ASST: Peter Regin (2)
3 - 2 NSH
08:10
OTT
Milan Michalek (5) ASST: Jason Spezza (6), Anton Volchenkov (4)
3 - 3 Tie
11:27
NSH
Shea Weber (2) ASST: Alexander Sulzer (1), J-P Dumont (3)
4 - 3 NSH
15:40
OTT
Anton Volchenkov (1) ASST: Jason Spezza (7), Erik Karlsson (3)
4 - 4 Tie
19:00
NSH
PPG - Ryan Suter (2) ASST: J-P Dumont (4), Shea Weber (3)
5 - 4 NSH
19:58
OTT
SHG - Chris Phillips (1) ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (8), Mike Fisher (5)
5 - 5 Tie
OT Period
02:11
NSH
PPG - Shea Weber (3) ASST: Ryan Suter (4), J-P Dumont (5)
6 - 5 NSH
penalty summary
1st Period
17:43
NSH
J-P Dumont  Too many men on the ice
2nd Period
05:19
NSH
Shea Weber  Tripping against  Mike Fisher
08:07
OTT
Chris Neil  Interference against  Dave Scatchard
13:22
NSH
Cal O'Reilly  Tripping against  Ryan Shannon
3rd Period
00:43
NSH
Ryan Suter  Holding against  Daniel Alfredsson
00:43
NSH
Steve Sullivan  Hi-sticking against  Alex Kovalev
02:29
NSH
Dave Scatchard  Hi-sticking against  Chris Campoli
02:36
OTT
Alex Kovalev  Holding against  Ryan Suter
04:29
OTT
Mike Fisher  Holding against  David Legwand
12:14
OTT
Nick Foligno  Roughing against  Jerred Smithson
12:14
NSH
Jerred Smithson  Roughing against  Nick Foligno
12:14
OTT
Nick Foligno  Misconduct
12:14
NSH
Jerred Smithson  Misconduct against  Nick Foligno
17:01
OTT
Chris Phillips  Delaying Game - Puck over glass
18:40
OTT
Ryan Shannon  Too many men on the ice
OT Period
01:29
OTT
Matt Carkner  Interference against  Marcel Goc
goalie stats
Pekka Rinne
SA: 32TOI: 62:08
Saves: 27EV: 21 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .844SH: 0 - 1
Pascal Leclaire
Pascal Leclaire
4-2-1
SA: 37TOI: 61:50
Saves: 31EV: 22 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 11
SV%: .838SH: 0 - 0

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