With the tables turned from the night before, the Nashville Predators beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 in Raleigh on Friday night. The game was the opposite of Thursday's encounter in Nashville where the Canes had the more veteran squad. This time, the Preds had the vets and Carolina played more of their prospects.
Carolina scored first at 16:45 in the opening period on a five on three power play goal by Patrick O'Sullivan. The Preds tied the game at 7:45 in the second, when Justin Pogge misplayed the puck and left it behind the net for David Legwand who scored a wrap-around goal to the open side of the Carolina net.
The game winner was scored by Jordin Tootoo off a nifty drop pass from Matt Halischuk at 12:06 in the second period.
Mark Dekanich started the game and faced only seven shots and allowed the power play goal when Carolina did a good job of screening the O'Sullivan wrister. Anders Lindback picked up the win as he stopped all 15 shots that he faced. He appeared to have had more opportunity to prove himself with Carolina being more active in the second half of the game.
The Predator power play was o-3 while the penalty kill was three of four giving up the second goal in two games. Jordin Tootoo led the Preds with five shots while Ryan Suter added four.
The Predators returned home immediately after the game and will face the Washington Capitals at 7 p.m. at the Bridgestone Arena.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass