Nashville 3, Edmonton 2

Monday, March 25, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Edmonton 11-13-4-3 5-5-3-1 6-8-1-2 L3
Nashville 14-13-1-5 9-2-0-4 5-11-1-1 W3


Predators 3, Oilers 2: Sergei Kostitsyn snapped a 14-game goal-scoring drought and added an assist as host Nashville won its third consecutive game.

Kostitsyn scored midway through the first period and set up defenseman Kevin Klein in the second. Chris Mueller added a goal and Pekka Rinne made 24 saves for the Predators, who close out their four-game homestand on Thursday against Phoenix.

Taylor Hall opened the scoring on the power play and Devan Dubnyk stopped 23 shots for Edmonton, which is winless in four games (0-3-1). Captain Shawn Horcoff pulled the Oilers within one as Edmonton outshot Nashville 12-4 in the third period.

Kostitsyn waited for Klein to pinch down into the slot before finding the blue-liner for an easy goal that gave the Predators a 2-1 edge 4:31 into the second period. Mueller extended the lead seven minutes later with his second career goal as he slipped behind the defense to receive Brandon Yip’s pass and fired a wrist shot over Dubnyk’s glove.

Defenseman Corey Potter’s point shot at 7:53 of the first period was tipped past a screened Rinne by Hall for a 1-0 Edmonton lead. Kostitsyn one-timed a feed from Mike Fisher at the edge of the crease to knot the contest with 8:09 remaining in the first.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Fisher has eight points as part of a seven-game streak. … Nashville went 2-1-0 in the season series. The Predators defeated the Oilers 6-0 at home on March 8 and lost 3-2 in Edmonton on March 17. … The Oilers finished 1-for-4 on the power play and have scored with the man advantage in five of their last seven games.

Top Game Performances

Edmonton   Nashville
Taylor Hall 1 Points Sergei Kostitsyn 2
Taylor Hall 1 Goals Sergei Kostitsyn 1
Ales Hemsky 1 Assists Martin Erat 2
Taylor Hall 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Devan Dubnyk .885 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .923
Devan Dubnyk 23 Saves Pekka Rinne 24

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Edmonton 26 2 1-4 2-2 4 28
Nashville 26 3 0-2 3-4 8 36

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play its next game at home against Arizona. The Predators have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .421 after a loss.
  • Edmonton will play its next game on the road against St. Louis. The Oilers have a W/L % of .182 after a win and .421 after a loss.
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