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Fisher helps Predators beat Flames 5-3

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 21, 2013 at 11:11 pm •  Published: March 21, 2013

Erat responded with a power-play goal at 11:36 when he redirected Josi's slap shot from the blue line by Kiprusoff, who finished with 18 stops.

"The most important thing is we got the two points," Erat said. "We had a couple of bad mistakes the last three, four games, and it happens. It is a long season and we bounced back today."

Calgary came up with another short-handed goal when Giordano made a nice pass from the left faceoff dot to Comeau, who was coming down the right side. He tipped the puck by Rinne for his fourth of the season at 13:05.

"It was the perfect scenario," Flames coach Bob Hartley said of the two short-handed goals. "I felt that we wanted to start with jump. We wanted to get the first goal, and that's exactly what we did. Giveaways simply killed us."

Nashville has allowed three short-handed goals in its last three games and four this season, equaling its total from the 2011-12 season.

"The thing that impressed me the most was that we didn't go into a shell," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "We've had a little bit of bad luck and a little bit of bad play that goes along with it. We didn't score first tonight. As I said before the game, I wanted to keep a positive spirit."

NOTES: Calgary D Jay Bouwmeester recorded an assist for his 300th career NHL point. ... Stempniak has a goal and five assists in his last four games. ... Fisher has points in five consecutive games, a season-long streak. ... Nashville C Craig Smith was a healthy scratch. It was the first game he has missed this season.