Series (Game 1 of 2)

Nashville leads 2-0

Game 1: Saturday, September 24th
Game 2: Friday, September 30th

Jets 3

(1-2-0, 2 pts)

Predators 4

(4-1-0, 8 pts)

8:00 PM ET, September 24, 2011

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

1 2 3 T
WPG 2 1 03
NSH 0 4 04

S. Weber (Predators - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

R. Suter (Predators - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

P. Hornqvist (Predators - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Predators 4, Jets 3

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Sergei Kostitsyn, Martin Erat and Patric Hornqvist scored consecutive power-play goals as the Nashville Predators beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 in a preseason game on Saturday night.

The Predators, playing their first game at home, have won three in a row. Winnipeg has dropped two straight.

Spencer Machacek, Paul Postma and Derek Meech had goals for Winnipeg.

Jordin Tootoo also scored for Nashville.

The Jets jumped ahead 2-0 in the first period against Chet Pickard, who made seven saves.

Machacek scored on a wrist shot from close range at 5:48. Postma added a power-play goal at 10:27.

Nashville scored four goals in the second period, three on the power play, against goalie Chris Mason.

Tootoo scored Nashville's first goal at 4:50 of the second, and Kostitsyn, Erat and Hornqvist followed with man-advantage goals in a span of 4:36.

Pekka Rinne started the second in goal for Nashville and stopped seven of eight shots. Pickard returned with 5:36 left to play in the period.

Meech scored Winnipeg's only second-period goal, a power-play tally at 6:54.

Shea Weber and Ryan Suter both had a pair of assists for the Predators.

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