Predators edge Oilers 3-2 behind Kostitsyn

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 25, 2013 at 11:28 pm •  Published: March 25, 2013
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The last time Sergei Kostitsyn played against Edmonton, he committed a costly mistake.

When the Oilers came to town Monday night, he made up for it and more.

Kostitsyn had a goal and an assist to help the Nashville Predators extend their winning streak to three games with a 3-2 victory.

During a March 17 game in Edmonton, it was a bad line change by Kostitsyn that led to a short-handed goal for the Oilers in their 3-2 win. Kostitsyn was a healthy scratch for Nashville's next game two nights later.

"That was against Edmonton? I don't remember that. That was a long time ago," Kostitsyn joked when asked about his previous game against the Oilers. "I know I made a mistake, but it is in the past."

Kevin Klein and Chris Mueller also scored for Nashville. Pekka Rinne made 24 saves in his 22nd consecutive start.

Martin Erat added two assists for the Predators. He has seven points (one goal, six assists) in his past three games.

Taylor Hall and Shawn Horcoff scored for the Oilers in their third consecutive loss.

Hall opened the scoring at 7:53 of the opening period with his seventh of the season.

Kostitsyn answered for Nashville at 11:51 of the first when he converted off a nifty Mike Fisher pass from the right side.

"Sergei is a real intelligent player," Predators coach Barry Trotz said. "I was glad he was trying to shoot the puck today and he got rewarded."

Fisher's assist extended his season-long points streak to seven games.

Klein gave Nashville a 2-1 lead at 4:31 of the second.

From the right circle, Erat found Kostitsyn on the left side. Kostitsyn carried the puck in deep and then fed Klein in the low slot where he had an easy wrist shot into an open net for his second of the season.



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