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Predators beat winless Thrashers 4-3

Sep 30, 2010 - 2:06 AM ATLANTA (AP) -- David Legwand scored midway in the third period to lift the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 preseason win over the winless Atlanta Thrashers on Wednesday.

Nashville's Martin Erat had two goals and an assist and Ryan Suter had a goal and an assist. Atlanta's Johnny Oduya had a pair of assists.

Legwand tipped in a shot 8:12 into the final period from up close to snap a 3-3 tie for Nashville (3-2). Joel Ward and Aaron Johnson had assists on the game-winner. The Thrashers fell to 0-4.

The Thrashers, who had scored only three goals in losing their first three preseason games, tied it at 3 by scoring twice in the second period within a 2:52 span on a goal by Eager at the 14-minute mark. Eager easily beat Nashville goaltender Anders Lindback from 10 feet, converting a perfect pass from Zach Bogosian.

Freddy Myer got the Thrashers within 3-2 with his goal from just inside the blue line at 11:08. His goal came only 16 seconds after Nashville had taken a 3-1 lead on Erat's second goal of the game, a power-play shot past Atlanta goaltender Chris Mason at 10:52.

Suter, who assisted on Erat's second goal, also had a power-play goal in the second period for the Predators. Erat assisted on the goal by Suter that came at 8:09.

Erat had given Nashville a 1-0 lead at 10:12 of the opening period before Atlanta tied it when Nigel Dawes knocked in a rebound of a shot by Oduya 18 seconds before the end of the period. Oduya also assisted on Eager's goal.

NOTES: Dawes had 14 goals last season with Calgary. ... Nashville beat Atlanta 2-1 Monday night with Eager scoring the Thrashers' goal.








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    NASHVILLE 4
    ATLANTA 3 FINAL

    Sep 29 9:26 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    NASHVILLE 1 2 1 4
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    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NAS - MARTIN ERAT 1 (AARON JOHNSON, COLIN WILSON) 10:12
    ATL - (PP) NIGEL DAWES 1 (JOHNNY ODUYA, ANDREW LADD) 19:41
    2ND PRD: NAS - (PP) RYAN SUTER 1 (PATRIC HORNQVIST, MARTIN ERAT) 08:09
    NAS - (PP) MARTIN ER

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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    NASHVILLE 1 2 3
    ATLANTA 1 2 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NAS - MARTIN ERAT 1 (AARON JOHNSON, COLIN WILSON) 10:12
    ATL - (PP) NIGEL DAWES 1 (JOHNNY ODUYA, ANDREW LADD) 19:41
    2ND PRD: NAS - (PP) RYAN SUTER 1 (PATRIC HORNQVIST, MARTIN ERAT) 08:09
    NAS - (PP) MARTIN ER

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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    NASHVILLE 1 1
    ATLANTA 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NAS - MARTIN ERAT 1 (AARON JOHNSON, COLIN WILSON) 10:12
    ATL - (PP) NIGEL DAWES 1 (UNASSISTED) 19:41
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    Sep 29 7:42 PM


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