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Legwand, Mason lead Predators past Oilers

Dec 13, 2006 - 4:17 AM
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- David Legwand helped the Nashville Predators forget about their most recent road trip.

Legwand scored the game-winning goal with 2:45 to play to lead the Predators to a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

After missing the last three games with a hand injury, Legwand received a pass from Paul Kariya on the doorstep tipped the puck past goaltender Dwayne Roloson's right pad to snap a 2-2 tie.

"It was a great play by Paul," Legwand said. "He did most of the work. I just kept my stick on the ice and tapped it in. It was a good effort by all and it was nice to get two points here at home."

After a slow first period, the Predators - who were 1-3-0 on their four-game road trip - got on the board as Vernon Fiddler scored 48 seconds into the second. Rookie Alexander Radulov staked Nashville to a 2-0 lead less than three minutes later by defelcting the puck into the open net off a rebound for a power-play goal.

"It's always great to score against your hometown team, the team you grew up watching," Fiddler said. "Whenever you get a goal, it is a bonus and when you beat that team, it is extra special."

"I was concerned about the first game back after a road trip, emotionally sometimes, you can be flat," Predators coach Barry Trotz said. "The guys showed some maturity as a group and responded really well."

Goaltender Chris Mason was solid in net, stopping 38 shots for the Predators, who were 1-for-4 on the power play.

"It is tough to play after a road trip, especially for the amount of travel that we have been doing," Mason said. "It is easy to get home and get too comfortable too quickly. We really want to establish ourselves at home."

Fernando Pisani and defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron scored 28 seconds apart in the second session to even the game, 2-2, but Edmonton could not gain the advantage after that.

"It was frustrating, especially in the third, where we were just about to get that goal, but that's hockey," Pisani said. "If you don't capitalize, it just works like that."

Roloson made 27 saves for the Oilers, who were 0-for-3 with the extra attacker and finished 1-2 on their three-game road trip.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 0 2 0 2
    NASHVILLE 0 2 1 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: NAS - VERNON FIDDLER 4 (JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT, GREG ZANON) 0:48
    NAS - (PP) ALEXANDER RADULOV 9 (SHEA WEBER, JEAN-PIERRE
    DUMONT) 3:32
    EDM - FERNANDO PISANI 6 (RAFFI TORRES, JARRET STOLL) 4:30
    EDM - MARC-AND

    Dec 12 10:34 PM


  • NHL
    EDMONTON 2
    NASHVILLE 3
    3RD PRD: NAS - DAVID LEGWAND 8 (PAUL KARIYA, MAREK ZIDLICKY) 17:15

    Oilers vs. PredatorsDec 12 10:29 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 0 2 2
    NASHVILLE 0 2 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: NAS - VERNON FIDDLER 4 (JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT, RYAN SUTER) 0:48
    NAS - (PP) ALEXANDER RADULOV 9 (SHEA WEBER, JEAN-PIERRE
    DUMONT) 3:32
    EDM - FERNANDO PISANI 6 (RAFFI TORRES, JARRET STOLL) 4:30
    E

    Dec 12 9:40 PM


  • NHL
    EDMONTON 2
    NASHVILLE 2 13:41 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Oilers vs. PredatorsDec 12 9:14 PM


  • NHL
    EDMONTON 0
    NASHVILLE 2
    2ND PRD: NAS - (PP) ALEXANDER RADULOV 9 (SHEA WEBER, JEAN-PIERRE
    DUMONT) 3:32

    Oilers vs. PredatorsDec 12 9:09 PM


  • NHL
    EDMONTON 0
    NASHVILLE 1
    2ND PRD: NAS - VERNON FIDDLER 4 (JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT, RYAN SUTER) 0:48

    Oilers vs. PredatorsDec 12 9:05 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 0 0
    NASHVILLE 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDM 14 14
    NAS 8 8
    GOALIES: EDM - DWAYNE ROLOSON
    NAS - CHRIS MASON

    Dec 12 8:44 PM