Anaheim
Ducks
43-27-12
Nashville
Predators
49-25-8
SO
35 SOG
35 SOG
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Anaheim Ducks 2, Nashville Predators 3 FINAL SO

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:22 PM

Associated Press

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Anaheim Ducks 2, Nashville Predators 3 FINAL SO
Anaheim Ducks 2, Nashville Predators 3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Paul Kariya has wasted no time making his mark with the Nashville Predators.

Kariya scored the lone goal in a shootout against his former team when the Predators edged the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 3-2 on Saturaday night.

"Paul does not feel pressure," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "He keeps his emotions in check. He thinks and prepares for the game very intelligently. It was a storybook ending with him winning the shootout against his old team."

After all three Anaheim shooters had missed along with Nashville's Steve Sullivan and Marek Zidlicky, Kariya beat Jean-Sebastien Giguere high to the right side to give the Predators the victory.

"Those two guys know each other quite well," said Anaheim's Scott Niedermayer. "They've probably done that hundreds of times before."

Yanic Perreault scored a pair of goals, one on the power play, for Nashville as goaltender Tomas Vokoun won his 100th career NHL game. Vokoun stopped 33 of the 35 shots he faced.

"We are starting to look for each other on the ice more," Perreault said. "We are really getting a feel for each other. We are going out there with a lot of confidence."

Vokoun was flawless in the shootout stopping Sergei Federov, Teemu Selanne and Andy McDonald.

"When you lose the shootout, you feel like you lost the hockey game," Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said. "But we didn't lose the hockey game. We lost a point and they gained a point. That's the reality of it."

The Mighty Ducks took a 1-0 lead in the first period when Samuel Pahlsson tapped in a pass that went across the goal mouth from Corey Perry. The Predators tied the game in the second period at the 7:22 mark on a power-play goal by Perreault.

The Predators went ahead 2-1 only 37 seconds in the third period when Perreault tapped in the puck after Steve Sullivan shot it into the crease area.

Anaheim's Petr Sykora tied the game 2-2 when he skated down the left side of the slot and fired a wrist shot to the right side of the net that caught Vokoun out of position at 13:19.

"Our players worked extremely hard," Carlyle said. "It was a fast-paced game, and it wasn't no-hit hockey. It was a physical game and those are tough ones to play."

Notes: Nashville is 2-0 to start the season for the first time in franchise history. ... Perreault's power-play goal was the first for the Predators this season. ... It was Perrault's first two-goal game since Dec. 13, 2003, when he was playing for Montreal against Tampa Bay.

scoring summary
1st Period
07:31
ANA
Samuel Pahlsson (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Corey Perry (2)
1 - 0 ANA
2nd Period
07:22
NSH
PPG - Yanic Perreault (1) Slapshot - ASST: Steve Sullivan (2), Dan Hamhuis (1)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
00:37
NSH
Yanic Perreault (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Steve Sullivan (3), Scott Walker (1)
2 - 1 NSH
13:19
ANA
Petr Sykora (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Sandis Ozolinsh (1), Teemu Selanne (1)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDANANSHTOTAL
1S. Fedorov
S. Sullivan
0 - 0
2T. Selanne
M. Zidlicky
0 - 0
3A. McDonald
P. Kariya
0 - 1
penalty summary
1st Period
03:31
NSH
Mark Eaton  Holding against  Joffrey Lupul
10:40
NSH
Danny Markov  Holding against  Sergei Fedorov
2nd Period
03:03
ANA
Vitaly Vishnevski  Holding the stick against  Darcy Hordichuk
05:49
ANA
Vitaly Vishnevski  Hooking
18:31
ANA
Sandis Ozolinsh  Holding the stick against  Steve Sullivan
3rd Period
02:59
NSH
Danny Markov  Hi-sticking against  Joffrey Lupul
05:54
NSH
Paul Kariya  Tripping against  Travis Moen
10:42
NSH
David Legwand  Hooking against  Teemu Selanne
14:57
ANA
Petr Sykora  Hooking against  Dan Hamhuis
19:44
ANA
Rob Niedermayer  Roughing
19:44
NSH
Danny Markov  Roughing
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 35TOI: 65:00
Saves: 33EV: 26 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .943SH: 0 - 0
Tomas Vokoun
Tomas Vokoun
SA: 35TOI: 64:58
Saves: 33EV: 26 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .943SH: 1 - 1

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