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Hemsky Scores 3, Lifts Oilers Over Predators 6-3

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Ales Hemsky scored three goals for his first hat trick in the NHL, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Nashville Predators 6-3 on Tuesday night.

Darcy Hordichuk, Ryan Jones and Sam Gagner also had goals, and Devan Dubnyk made 40 saves for Edmonton. David Legwand scored twice for Nashville, and Patric Hornqvist added a goal and an assist.

Pekka Rinne was pulled in the second period by Predators coach Barry Trotz after allowing three goals on seven shots. Anders Lindback played the rest of the way and stopped 10 of 12 shots.

Gagner scored into an empty net.

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