Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Thursday, September 23rd
Game 2: Friday, September 24th

Predators 2

(1-1-0, 2 pts)

Hurricanes 1

(1-2-0, 2 pts)

7:00 PM ET, September 24, 2010

PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

1 2 3 T
NSH 0 2 02
CAR 1 0 01

J. Tootoo (RW):

R. Suter (D):

J. Skinner (LW):

Predators 2, Hurricanes 1

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Jordin Tootoo and David Legwand scored 41/2 minutes apart in the second period to lead the Nashville Predators past the Carolina Hurricanes, 2-1 on Friday night in a preseason game.

Patrick O'Sullivan scored on the power play for the Hurricanes, who fell to 1-2 overall and 0-2 at home this preseason.

Anders Lindback made 15 saves for Nashville (1-1) after coming on midway through the second to relieve Mark Dekanich, who finished with six stops. Justin Pogge stopped 25 shots for the Hurricanes.

Tootoo scored the go-ahead goal with 7:54 left in the second, beating Pogge with a blast in transition.

That goal came minutes after Legwand tied it. Pogge left the puck behind the net a teammate, but Legwand skated in, snatched it up and scored on a wraparound.

O'Sullivan put the Hurricanes up 1-0 late in the first with time winding down during a two-man advantage.

He took a feed from Anton Babchuk behind the right circle and unloaded a slap shot that got past Dekanich. O'Sullivan, who grew up in Winston-Salem and signed with Carolina last week, had two goals in two nights against Nashville and three points in three preseason games.

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