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Kariya directs Nashville past Anaheim in shootout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Paul Kariya scored the lone goal in the
shootout as the Nashville Predators edged the Anaheim Mighty Ducks
3-2 in a shootout Saturday night.

After all three Anaheim shooters had missed along with
Nashville's Steve Sullivan and Marek Zidlicky, Kariya beat
Jean-Sebastien Giguere high to the right side to give the Predators
the victory.

Yanic Perreault scored a pair of goals for Nashville as
goaltender Tomas Vokoun won his 100th career NHL game. Vokoun
stopped 33 of the 35 shots he faced.

The Mighty Ducks took a 1-0 lead in the first period when Samuel
Pahlsson tapped in a pass that went across the goal mouth from
Corey Perry. The Predators tied the game in the second period at
the 7:22 mark on the power play on Perreault's goal.

The Predators went ahead 2-1 only 37 seconds in the third period
when Perreault tapped in the puck after Steve Sullivan shot it into
the crease area.

Anaheim's Petr Sykora tied the game 2-2 when he skated down the
left side of the slot and fired a wrist shot to the right side of
the net that caught Vokoun out of position at 13:19.
Game notes
: Nashville is 2-0 to start the season for the first time in
franchise history. ... Perreault's power play goal was the first
for the Predators this season. ... It was Perrault's first two-goal
game since Dec. 13, 2003 when he was playing for Montreal against
Tampa Bay.