NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Shea Weber(notes) scored a power-play goal and added an
assist as the Nashville Predators beat the Atlanta Thrashers 2-1 in a preseason
game on Monday night.
Sergei Kostitsyn(notes) scored the first goal of the game 3:06 into the first
period with a tip-in off of a shot by Weber from high above the right circle.
Ben Eager(notes) got the Thrashers even at 15:30 of the second period when he
scored with a wrist shot from a few feet in front of the crease.
With Nashville on a power play, Weber gave the Predators a 2-1 lead 11:02
into the third when he blasted a shot from just inside the blue line that went
through traffic and past goalie Ondrej Pavelec(notes).
Pavelec and Nashville counterpart Pekka Rinne(notes) went the distance in goal.
Pavelec stopped 29 shots, and Rinne made 21 saves.
NOTES: Weber’s goal was the first on the power play for Nashville in four
preseason games. Nashville goaltender Chet Pickard(notes) dressed for his first
preseason non-rookie game, but didn’t play. This was the first road game of the
preseason for the Thrashers.