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Hurricanes top Predators 3-1

Sep 24, 2010 - 2:36 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Patrick O'Sullivan and Sergei Samsonov scored second-period goals to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

Carolina is 1-1 in the preseason. The game was Nashville's preseason opener.

Nashville veteran J.P. Dumont opened the scoring at 9:18 of the opening period when he intercepted an attempted clearing pass on the right faceoff dot and beat Carolina goaltender Justin Peters with a wrist shot high to the stick side.

After scoring a career-high 29 goals in 2007-08, Dumont had just 16 in 2008-09 and 17 last season. O'Sullivan evened the game at 4:46 of the second period.

Nashville defenseman Cody Franson broke his stick on an attempted slap shot from the right point. Carolina's Zac Dalpe collected the puck and sent O'Sullivan in all alone on Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne.

O'Sullivan signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina last week. He scored 11 goals in 73 games with Edmonton last season.

That goal was the only blemish on an otherwise strong outing for Rinne, who stopped 17 of the 18 shots he faced before being replaced by Mark Dekanich midway through the game.

Samsonov gave the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead at 15:34 of the second on a power-play goal.

Erik Cole added an empty-net goal for the Hurricanes and Peters went the distance in goal for Carolina to earn the win.








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    CAROLINA 3
    NASHVILLE 1 FINAL

    Sep 23 10:23 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    CAROLINA 0 2 1 3
    NASHVILLE 1 0 0 1 END OF THE 3RD
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NAS - JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT 1 (UNASSISTED) 09:18
    2ND PRD: CAR - PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 1 (ZAC DALPE) 04:46
    CAR - (PP) SERGEI SAMSONOV 1 (ERIC STAAL, BOBBY SANGUINETTI) 15:34
    3RD PRD: CAR - ERIK COLE 1 (ERIC STAAL)

    Sep 23 10:23 PM


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    CAROLINA 3
    NASHVILLE 1 00:38 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Hurricanes 3, Predators 1  3rd - 0:38Sep 23 10:22 PM
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    Hurricanes 2, Predators 1  3rd - 3:00Sep 23 10:15 PM
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    Hurricanes 2, Predators 1  3rd - 4:30Sep 23 10:13 PM
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    Hurricanes 2, Predators 1  3rd - 7:30Sep 23 10:09 PM
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    Hurricanes 2, Predators 1  3rd - 10:30Sep 23 10:04 PM
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    Hurricanes 2, Predators 1  3rd - 13:30Sep 23 10:00 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 0 2 2
    NASHVILLE 1 0 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NAS - JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT 1 (UNASSISTED) 09:18
    2ND PRD: CAR - PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 1 (ZAC DALPE) 04:46
    CAR - (PP) SERGEI SAMSONOV 1 (ERIC STAAL) 15:34
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- ---

    Sep 23 9:31 PM


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    CAROLINA 2
    NASHVILLE 1 04:26 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Hurricanes 2, Predators 1  2nd - 4:26Sep 23 9:23 PM


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    CAROLINA 1
    NASHVILLE 1 15:14 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Hurricanes 1, Predators 1  2nd - 15:14Sep 23 9:05 PM


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    CAROLINA 0
    NASHVILLE 1 00:00 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Sep 23 8:42 PM


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    CAROLINA 0
    NASHVILLE 1 10:42 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Hurricanes 0, Predators 1  1st - 10:42Sep 23 8:23 PM