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Arnott leads Predators past Hurricanes

Sep 23, 2007 - 3:08 AM By Jim Diamond PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- Jason Arnott had a goal and two assists and J.P. Dumont set up a pair of tallies to lead the Nashville Predators past the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1, in a preseason contest Saturday night.

Vernon Fiddler added a goal and an assist to help pace the Predators in the second game of a home-and-home series. Carolina defeated Nashville, 3-0, in Raleigh on Friday night. After a scoreless first period, Arnott netted the game's first goal with 1:53 left in the second.

While behind the net, Fiddler slid a pass from his knees to Dumont along the end line. Dumont then dished to Arnott, fired a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle past goaltender John Grahame.

Justin Williams tied the game at 1-1 with a power-play goal at 9:06 of the third period for the Hurricanes.

Eric Staal's slap shot from the right point was knocked down by netminder Chris Mason, but Williams was standing unchecked in the low slot and banged home the rebound for his second goal of the preseason.

Fiddler put the Predators in front for good with a shorthanded goal at 10:42 of the third off a cross-ice assist from Arnott. Fiddler is looking to secure a spot on a line with Arnott and Dumont since their regular linemate, Steve Sullivan, will be sidelined until December due to two offseason back surgeries.

Matt Ellison and Janne Niskala added insurance goals later in the third for the Predators and Mason stopped 39 shots for his second win of the preseason.

Ray Whitney, Rod Brind'Amour and goalie Cam Ward had the night off for Carolina. Martin Erat, David Legwand and defenseman Shea Weber did not dress for the Predators, who were playing their third game in as many nights.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 0 0 1 1
    NASHVILLE 0 1 3 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: NAS - JASON ARNOTT 2 (JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT, VERNON FIDDLER)
    18:07
    3RD PRD: CAR - (PP) JUSTIN WILLIAMS 2 (ERIC STAAL, ANDREW LADD) 9:08
    NAS - (SH) VERNON FIDDLER 2 (JASON ARNOTT) 10:42
    NAS - MATT ELLISON 1

    Sep 22 10:34 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 1
    NASHVILLE 4
    3RD PRD: NAS - (PP) JANNE NISKALA 1 (ALEXANDER RADULOV, RADEK BONK)
    16:50

    Hurricanes vs. PredatorsSep 22 10:28 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 1
    NASHVILLE 3
    3RD PRD: NAS - MATT ELLISON 1 (JASON ARNOTT, JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT) 13:01

    Hurricanes vs. PredatorsSep 22 10:21 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 1
    NASHVILLE 2
    3RD PRD: NAS - (SH) VERNON FIDDLER 2 (JASON ARNOTT) 10:42

    Hurricanes vs. PredatorsSep 22 10:17 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 1
    NASHVILLE 1
    3RD PRD: CAR - (PP) JUSTIN WILLIAMS 2 (ERIC STAAL, ANDREW LADD) 9:08

    Hurricanes vs. PredatorsSep 22 10:12 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 0 0 0
    NASHVILLE 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: NAS - JASON ARNOTT 2 (JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT, VERNON FIDDLER)
    18:07
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAR 18 9 27
    NAS 12 9 21
    GOALIES:

    Sep 22 9:38 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 0
    NASHVILLE 1
    2ND PRD: NAS - JASON ARNOTT 2 (JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT, VERNON FIDDLER)
    18:07

    Hurricanes vs. PredatorsSep 22 9:31 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 0 0
    NASHVILLE 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAR 18 18
    NAS 12 12
    GOALIES: CAR - JOHN GRAHAME
    NAS - CHRIS MASON

    Sep 22 8:42 PM