Anaheim
Ducks
47-27-8
Nashville
Predators
41-32-9

23 SOG
33 SOG
1st2nd3rdT
ANA
NSH
game recap

Predators 4, Ducks 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM
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Predators 4, Ducks 2
Anaheim Ducks 2, Nashville Predators 4

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -Jordin Tootoo recorded a "Gordie Howe hat trick" with a goal, assist, and a fight in the Nashville Predators' 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.

The Predators snapped a two-game losing streak and ended Anaheim's two-game winning run.

Tootoo broke a scoreless tie at 5:52 of the first period with his sixth goal of the season.

Vernon Fiddler won a faceoff back to Tootoo, who was stationed above the right circle. Tootoo quickly snapped a wrist shot that beat goalie Jonas Hiller high to the glove side.

Rob Niedermayer looks for the rebound off Chris Mason. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Five minutes later, Tootoo fought Anaheim defenseman Joe DiPenta.

With just 15.1 seconds remaining in the first period, Alexander Radulov extended the Predators lead to 2-0 with a power-play goal. Standing in the high slot, Radulov redirected a pass from defenseman Marek Zidlicky through the legs of Hiller for his sixth goal.

Nashville outshot Anaheim 19-6 in the first period.

Ryan Suter put the Predators ahead 3-0 midway through the second period with a wrist shot from the left point through traffic in front of Hiller. Tootoo was credited with the only assist.

Former Predators player Shane Hnidy got the Ducks on the board at 14:14 of the second period with his first of the season, scoring off of a wrist shot from the high slot.

Jerred Smithson's short-handed goal at 9:21 of the third period sealed the win.

Ryan Getzlaf added a short-handed goal at 16:44 of the third period for the Ducks.

Notes: Fiddler made his return to the Nashville lineup after missing two games due to a strained groin. ... Hnidy's goal ended a stretch of 59 games without one. ... The Predators are 11-1-1 when they score first. ... The Ducks played their second of a three-game in four-night march through Central Division teams Chicago, Nashville, and Columbus. ... Smithson's short-handed goal was the second scored by the Predators this season.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:52
NSH
Jordin Tootoo (6) Slapshot - ASST: Vernon Fiddler (7)
1 - 0 NSH
19:44
NSH
PPG - Alexander Radulov (6) Tip-in - ASST: Marek Zidlicky (12), Radek Bonk (3)
2 - 0 NSH
2nd Period
09:46
NSH
Ryan Suter (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Jordin Tootoo (4), Vernon Fiddler (8)
3 - 0 NSH
14:14
ANA
Shane Hnidy (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
3 - 1 NSH
3rd Period
09:21
NSH
SHG - Jerred Smithson (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Jed Ortmeyer (3)
4 - 1 NSH
16:44
ANA
SHG - Ryan Getzlaf (13) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Kunitz (10)
4 - 2 NSH
penalty summary
1st Period
03:50
ANA
Samuel Pahlsson  Interference against  Jason Arnott
07:01
ANA
Corey Perry  Tripping against  Dan Hamhuis
11:12
NSH
Jordin Tootoo  Fighting (maj) against  Joe Dipenta
11:12
ANA
Joe Dipenta  Fighting (maj) against  Jordin Tootoo
18:37
ANA
Shane Hnidy  Holding the stick against  Jed Ortmeyer
2nd Period
01:11
ANA
Travis Moen  Hooking against  Vernon Fiddler
03:24
ANA
Samuel Pahlsson  Hi-sticking against  Jed Ortmeyer
07:01
NSH
Dan Hamhuis  Interference against  Geoff Platt
07:01
NSH
Dan Hamhuis  Roughing against  Chris Kunitz
07:01
ANA
Chris Kunitz  Roughing against  Dan Hamhuis
11:28
ANA
Andy McDonald  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
19:25
NSH
Martin Erat  Holding against  Todd Marchant
19:32
ANA
Corey Perry  Slashing against  Greg Zanon
3rd Period
06:09
NSH
Marek Zidlicky  Holding against  Brad May
09:06
NSH
Alexander Radulov  Tripping against  Sean O'Donnell
15:08
ANA
Geoff Platt  Holding the stick against  Radek Bonk
17:00
ANA
Andy McDonald  Boarding against  Greg De Vries
17:00
NSH
Jerred Smithson  Fighting (maj) against  Shane Hnidy
17:00
ANA
Shane Hnidy  Fighting (maj) against  Jerred Smithson
17:37
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Cross checking against  J-P Dumont
goalie stats
Jonas Hiller
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
Saves: 29EV: 15 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 14 - 15
SV%: .879SH: 0 - 1
Chris Mason
Chris Mason
SA: 23TOI: 59:46
Saves: 21EV: 16 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .913SH: 2 - 3

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