Thursday, January 9, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Teemu Selanne scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 Thursday night for their fifth straight win and 15th in 16 games.
Selanne's fifth goal this season came on the power play at 18:52 of the second, capping a four-goal period for the Ducks. Ryan Getzlaf also scored two goals, and Corey Perry added a goal. Matt Beleskey had two assists.
Paul Gaustad, Craig Smith and Rich Clune scored a goal each for Nashville, and Matt Cullen had two assists. But the Predators lost for only the second time in regulation when scoring first.
Anaheim started a two-game road trip a bit sluggish as the Predators opened by quickly scoring twice. Gaustad scored 200th NHL point with his seventh goal this season at 1:52 on a wrister, and Smith got his 13th at 2:22 off a 2-on-1 with a nice pass from Kevin Klein.