Posted November 29, 2011 on AP on Fox
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Nick Spaling scored to break a third-period tie, and the Nashville Predators snapped a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night. Spaling netted the winning goal with 7:39 remaining after Jordin Tootoo sent a backhanded pass in front to him for his third of the season. Shea Weber also scored for the Predators (11-8-4), who played the third game of a tough five-game road trip. Jordan Eberle had the lone goal for the Oilers (12-10-2), who have lost two in a row and seven of 10. Edmonton took a 1-0 lead 7:07 in on its first shot of the game. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins made a nice move to spin around a defender and got the puck to Eberle, who lifted his own rebound off a defender and over the glove of goalie Anders Lindback for his eighth goal. Neither goalie saw much action in the opening period. Edmonton had only four shots, and Nashville recorded six against Nikolai Khabibulin. Nashville was given a big break six minutes into the second period...
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