Posted February 28, 2013 on AP on Fox

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 26: Kyle Palmieri puts on his new Anaheim Ducks sweater after he was selected #26 overall by the Ducks during the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Kyle Palmieri ended a 10-game goal drought with his first NHL hat trick, Viktor Fasth made 20 saves and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Nashville Predators, 5-1, Wednesday night for their seventh straight home victory. Nick Bonino and Saku Koivu also scored for Anaheim. Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf assisted on all three goals by Palmieri, who hadn't scored since netting back-to-back game-winners on Feb. 1-2 against Minnesota and Los Angeles. Palmieri completed his outburst against Pekka Rinne 1:07 into the second period, during a power play after Nashville had too many men on the ice. It was the sixth natural hat trick in club history and marked the third career multigoal game for the 22-year-old forward, selected by the Ducks in the first round of the 2009 draft. Anaheim (14-3-1) tied Montreal for the second-most points in the NHL behind Chicago's 35. The Ducks have won seven of eight overall. Rinne gave up five goals on 21 shots before he was replaced at the start of the t...
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