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27 SOG
22 SOG
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game recap

Predators 4, Avalanche 3, OT

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:45 PM

Associated Press

DENVER (AP) - David Legwand scored at 3:07 of overtime to give Nashville a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night, the Predators' seventh straight victory.

J.P. Dumont, Marcel Goc and Shea Weber also scored, and Pekka Rinna made 19 saves in Nashville's 11th victory in its last 13 games.

Milan Hejduk had a goal and an assist, rookie defenseman Ryan Wilson and Marek Svatos added goals, and Craig Anderson stopped 23 shots for Colorado. The Avalanche has lost three of its last four.

Both teams had quality chances to win the game in the final minutes of regulation, but the goalies came up with big saves.

Nashville got on the board early when the Avs couldn't clear the puck out of their zone during a penalty kill. Jason Arnott got the puck at the right circle and sent a pass through the defense. Dumont then redirected the feed past Anderson three minutes into the game.

Goc made it 2-0 when he one-timed a pass from Martin Erat with 9:08 left in the first period.

The Avalanche cut the lead in half when Wilson skated into the Nashville end and beat Rinne with a wrister at the 3:39 mark of the second period.

Colorado tied it when Hejduk scored a power-play goal with 8:48 left in the frame, his team-leading 11th goal of the season.

Three minutes later, Svatos scored his sixth goal to give the Avalanche a 3-2 advantage. Anderson briefly preserved the lead when he made a save on Joel Ward's breakaway chance, but Weber tied it on a power-play goal with 1:53 left in the period.

NOTES: Avalanche D Adam Foote (jaw) missed his fourth straight game. ... Colorado has outshot its opponents four times in 25 games. ... Nashville is 12-0-0 when scoring a power-play goal.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:00
NSH
PPG - J-P Dumont (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Shea Weber (9)
1 - 0 NSH
10:52
NSH
Marcel Goc (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Martin Erat (5), Jordin Tootoo (3)
2 - 0 NSH
2nd Period
03:39
COL
Ryan Wilson (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Milan Hejduk (8)
2 - 1 NSH
11:12
COL
PPG - Milan Hejduk (11) Wrist shot - ASST: David Jones (6), Kyle Quincey (12)
2 - 2 Tie
14:35
COL
Marek Svatos (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Stewart (7), Brett Clark (9)
3 - 2 COL
18:07
NSH
PPG - Shea Weber (6) Slapshot - ASST: Jason Arnott (4), Ryan Suter (9)
3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
03:07
NSH
David Legwand (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Francis Bouillon (3), Jason Arnott (5)
4 - 3 NSH
penalty summary
1st Period
02:11
COL
Brett Clark  Interference against  Marcel Goc
16:45
COL
David Koci  Interference against  Francis Bouillon
19:34
NSH
Marcel Goc  Cross checking against  Matt Duchene
2nd Period
08:32
NSH
Martin Erat  Hi stick - double minor against  Matt Duchene
15:15
NSH
Dan Hamhuis  Slashing against  Marek Svatos
16:50
COL
Marek Svatos  Interference against  Jerred Smithson
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Pekka Rinne
Pekka Rinne
11-4-0
SA: 22TOI: 63:01
Saves: 19EV: 13 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .864SH: 0 - 0
Craig Anderson
SA: 27TOI: 63:07
Saves: 23EV: 19 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 4
SV%: .852SH: 2 - 2
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