Final OT

Series (Game 1 of 2)

Winnipeg leads 2-0

Game 1: Saturday, September 27th
Game 2: Friday, October 3rd

Jets 3

(3-3-0, 6 pts)

Predators 2

(1-1-1, 5 pts)

8:00 PM ET, September 27, 2003

Richmond Coliseum

1 2 3 OT T
WPG 0 1 1 13
NSH 0 0 2 02

Top Skaters


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Dany Heatley scored on the power play 58 seconds into overtime as the Atlanta Thrashers beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 in an exhibition game Saturday night.

Nashville's Scott Hartnell was called for hooking with 53 seconds remaining in the third. In overtime, Heatley took a pass from Vyacheslav Kozlov and beat Keri Lehtonen, the second overall pick in the NHL entry draft in 2002, high.

Nashville's Vladimir Orszagh put back Adam Hall's rebound at 16:07 of the third period to tie it 2-all.

Kozlov opened the scoring just 1:10 into the second period. Heatley used his speed to break in on Nashville starter Tomas Vokoun, but Vokoun made the save and the rebound went right to Kozlov, who deposited it into an open net.

Nashville's Scott Hartnell evened it at 1-1 midway through the final period.

Marc Savard, acquired last season from the Calgary Flames, scored just 1:22 after Hartnell's goal.

Lehtonen finished with 30 saves. Vokoun, who was replaced by Jan Lasak midway through the game, finished with seven saves on eight shots. Lasak stopped seven of nine shots.

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