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NHL: Nashville 3, Tampa Bay 2

Feb. 28, 2014 at 12:09 AM

NASHVILLE, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The Nashville Predators went 3-for-4 on the power play Thursday and skated away with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Patric Hornqvist scored the decisive goal with 6:04 left in the contest and Carter Hutton stopped 14-of-16 shots he faced in the Nashville goal.

Roman Josi and Matt Cullen also scored while the Predators enjoyed a man advantage, snapping a three-game losing streak they had been saddled with in the run-up to the Olympics break.

Martin St. Louis scored a pair of goals in the first period for Tampa Bay, one of them on a power play, to take an early 2-0 lead. Ben Bishop made 26 saves.

The Lightning had nine shots on goal but only four in the second period and three in the third.

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