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Predators Overpower Jets On Power Play

Updated: Sep 24, 2011 10:02 PM CDT
Winnipeg Jets right wing Chris Thorburn (22) tries to slow down Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (49) in the third period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo) Winnipeg Jets right wing Chris Thorburn (22) tries to slow down Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (49) in the third period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - 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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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