Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Predators Rookies Take Second Match with 3-1 Win over Florida
The Nashville Predators rookies won their second game in less than 20 hours with a solid 3-1 win over the Florida Panthers youngsters at Saveology Iceplex on Tuesday.
Craig Smith continued to be a man among boys picking up two more goals, including one on a five on thee power play, to make it six markers in two games. 2011 draftee, Josh Shalla picked up the other goal for the Preds.
Florida scored first on a goal by Jonathan Huerdeau early in the first but never countered the Predators three straight goals. The Panthers won the postgame skills competition as a consolation prize.
Atte Engren started the game and gave up the Florida goal while Chet Pickard was perfect until the shootout.
The game was marred by a fight between Eric Selleck and Michael Latta.
Thanks to George Richards of On Frozen Pond for the Cover It Live updates and Harvey Fialkov for Tweets throughout the game.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass