NHL: Nashville 5, Edmonton 3

Jan. 13, 2010 at 12:24 AM
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EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Ryan Jones had a goal and two assists and Pekka Rinne made 38 saves Tuesday to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-3 win over struggling Edmonton.

The Preds scored three times in the opening period and kept Edmonton off the scoreboard until 7:22 of the third, despite being outshot 41-28 for the game.

Shea Weber, Marcel Goc, J.P. Dumont and Patric Hornqvist each had a goal and an assist for Nashville, which won for the sixth time in its last eight games.

Jean-Francois Jacques, Ryan Potulny and Dustin Penner scored for the Oilers, who are 1-11-1 in their last 13 games. Jeff Deslauriers gave up four goals on 14 shots before being relieved by Devan Dubnyk, who made 13 saves.

Nashville was up 4-0 after Hornqvist's goal at 6:40 of the second period. Edmonton ended the shutout on Jacques' seeing-eye shot along the right goal line slipped past Rinne at 7:22 of the third.

Edmonton added two more goals in the closing minutes, including Penner's 21st goal of the season at 19:39.

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