Originally written on Section 303  |  Last updated 11/16/14

UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Jack Hillen #38 of the New York Islanders skates against the Atlanta Thrashers on November 7, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Nashville Predators 5, Carolina Hurricanes 2 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN Saturday, January 7, 2012 * Jack Hillen was the odd-defensemen out on Saturday night. It was his first healthy scratch since Mattias Ekholm was assigned to Sweden. * The Predators are now 1-2-0 with Hillen out of the lineup. * It took only 0:15 for Carolina to get the first shot on goal. * Craig Smith‘s goal was his first in over a month. He scored on a remarkably similar play on December 3 against Buffalo. * It was just Smith’s second goal in 25 games. Remember, he scored seven in his first 15. * Patric Hornqvist had no goals on four shots in the first period. He finished with two goals on seven shots. * Projected to be a power play quarterback coming into the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, how appropriate is it that Ryan Ellis‘ first career assist and goal both came on the man advantage? * Speaking of the power play, Nashville went an incredible 4-for-5 on Saturday night. They are now the NHL’s second best in tha...
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