Carolina Falls Again On The Road: Predators 5, Hurricanes 2

The Nashville Predators jumped out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back on Saturday night as they defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-2.

Shea Weber, Craig Smith, and Ryan Ellis each scored a goal for the home team while Patric Hornqvist almost had a hat trick. Hornqvist had a possible third goal of the night taken off the board because it was determined that he kicked the puck in the net.

The Hurricanes got two goals from Jay Harrison in the third period to make things look respectable. (The second goal was originally given to Chad LaRose, but was later awarded to Harrison. It was apparently decided that LaRose did not tip in Harrison's shot from the point.)

The Preds outshot the Hurricanes 36 to 29.

The Canes will next take on the Philadelphia Flyers at home on Tuesday night.

Game Notes:

  • There were only nine hits for each team in this contest. Bryan Allen had a team high three.
  • The FS Carolinas television focus was on him all night and Jay Harrison made the most of it. The defenseman led the team with six shots on goal, four blocked shots, and had over 22 minutes of time on the ice.
  • Eric Staal had an assist giving him eight points in the last four games. He also won 55% of his faceoffs.
  • Tim Brent won 71% of his faceoffs, (10 of 14).
  • for post game interviews, check out Canes PR.com.
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