Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save against Florida Panthers left wing Tomas Fleischmann (14) during the third period of an NHLhockey game, Saturday, March 3, 2012, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo)
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Mike Fisher scored early in the second period and Pekka Rinne made 39 saves in the Nashville Predators' 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.
David Legwand and Andrei Kostitsyn also scored, and Kostitsyn added an assist as the Predators won for the fifth time in seven games.
Wojtek Wolski had the lone goal for the Panthers, who got 20 saves from Scott Clemmensen. Florida lost for the fifth time in six home games.
The Predators went ahead 2-0 28 seconds into the second on Fisher's goal. Martin Erat passed the puck from behind the net to Fisher below the left circle for a shot that beat Clemmensen on the far side.
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