Final SO

Series (Game 1 of 4)

Anaheim leads 3-1

Game 1: Saturday, October 8th
Game 2: Tuesday, November 1st
Game 3: Sunday, January 1st
Game 4: Friday, March 24th

Ducks 2

(1-0-1, 3 pts)

Predators 3

(2-0-0, 4 pts)

8:00 PM ET, October 8, 2005

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

1 2 3 SO T
ANA 1 0 1 02
NSH 0 1 1 13

P. Kariya (Predators - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

Y. Perreault (Predators - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

P. Sykora (Ducks - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

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.

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