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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.
Hordichuk scored his first goal of the season with 7:10 remaining in the first period. He centered the puck from the right side from behind the net, bouncing the puck off the back of Nashville defenseman Kevin Klein, who was standing in the crease.
Hemsky capitalized on a 2-on-1 break and scored from in front with 3:38 left in the first period when Rinne was knocked out of position in a scramble.
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The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with 2010 goaltending prospect Tyler Bunz, signing the WHLer to a 3 year entry level deal.
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Note: I was relegated to the couch as my engine blew on the way to the rink :(Devan Dubnyk played a career game in goal and Ales Hemsky picked up his first career hat trick to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 6-3 win over the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night.All the focus during the day from Predator fans was on the pending arrival of Alexander Ovechkin but...
Alexander Radulov left Nashville Predators with one year left on his entry level deal to play with Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the KHL. He walked out on his contract. That created a controversy where the KHL did not honor existing NHL contracts. Radulov was able to make more money playing in the KHL than he could on an entry level NHL contract. He spent four years starring in the...
Nashville Predators 42-23-8
Pittsburgh Penguins 45-21-6
Alexander Radulov participated in his first team practice on Wednesday
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Despite some strong performances lately, the Edmonton Oilers are left to work toward next season and spoil other teams' playoff hopes.
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