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Lindback's first career shutout gets Preds past Panthers

Dec 12, 2010 - 8:51 AM
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Anders Lindback stopped 22 shots for the first shutout of his career as the Nashville Predators took a 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers.

Ryan Suter had a goal and an assist while Shea Weber and Joel Ward also lit the lamp for the Predators, who have won five of their last six.

Tomas Vokoun stopped 24-of-26 shots for the Panthers, who had won three straight coming in.

Just 1:14 in, Nashville scored the only goal it needed. Martin Erat received a pass right as he entered the Florida zone down the right end and from the circle he fed it over to Suter, who blew a wrister past Vokoun for his first goal of the season.

With 3:11 to play in the first, the Predators took a 2-0 lead as Suter sent a pass from behind the right side of the net to the right circle where Weber one-timed it home.

Lindback stopped six shots in the first period then turned aside six in the second period.

"The more he plays, he's just settling in really well," Predators head coach Barry Trotz said of Lindback. "Thought the guys did a good job, were very workmanlike, good a good start, played very disciplined. They wanted to help him get a shutout."

The Swede then stopped 10 in the final period and Ward added an empty-net power-play goal with 54 seconds to play to account for the final score.

Game Notes

Nashville hosts the Islanders on Monday...Florida returns home to face Carolina on Wednesday...Nashville has won three straight and five of six over the Panthers...Nashville has four shutouts on the season while the Panthers were blanked for the third time.

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    Panthers 0, Predators 3  FinalJan 3 5:40 PM

  • FLORIDA: 0

    Dec 11 10:27 PM

  • Nashville Power-Play Empty Net Goal - Joel Ward (3), at 19:06.

    Panthers 0, Predators 3  3rd - 0:54Dec 11 10:26 PM

  • FLORIDA: 0
    End of 2nd

    Dec 11 9:36 PM

  • FLORIDA: 0
    End of 1st

    Dec 11 8:44 PM

  • Nashville Goal - Shea Weber (5), from Ryan Suter at 16:49.

    Panthers 0, Predators 2  1st - 3:11Dec 11 8:39 PM

  • Nashville Goal - Ryan Suter, at 1:14.

    Panthers 0, Predators 1  1st - 18:46Dec 11 8:10 PM

  • FLORIDA: 0
    1st Period - 20:00

    Dec 11 8:08 PM