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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Seth Jones scored his first NHL goal and the Nashville Predators edged the New York Islanders 3-2 on Saturday night.
Nashville has won two of three. The Islanders were beaten for the third time in four games -- including twice in two days.
Patric Hornqvist and Ryan Ellis had the other Nashville goals. Frans Nielsen and John Tavares scored for New York.
Pekka Rinne needed to make only 14 saves for the win. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 28 shots in the loss.
After a scoreless opening period, Jones gave the Predators a 1-0 lead at 1:03 of the second.With Nashville on a power play, Shea Weber had the puck at the right point. Weber found David Legwand on the right boards, and Legwand slid a cross-ice pass to Jones at the top of the left circle. Jones took the puck and beat Nabokov on the short side with a slap shot.
The 19-year-old defenseman, who was the No. 4 four pick in this year's NHL draft, was put on the left side of Nashville's top defensive pairing alongside Weber. He took that spot after Roman Josi sustained a concussion just over a week earlier in a game at Colorado.
Nielsen tied it at 12:39 of the second after Kyle Okposo found him with a pass as Nielsen came through the high slot unchecked. He snapped a wrist shot past Rinne.
Less than three minutes later, Tavares gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead when he banked in a shot from below the goal line off of Rinne's right pad.
Hornqvist sent the teams into the second intermission tied at 2 after his shot from the right circle beat Nabokov with 53 seconds remaining in the period.
Ellis netted the winning goal 3:23 into the third when his slap shot from just inside the blue line on the right side beat Nabokov on the stick side.
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When the Nashville Predators were granted the fourth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, they never imagined they’d get the top player on their board. That top player was defenseman Seth Jones. Low and behold, the Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning all opted for forwards and there was Jones, sitting there for the taking when the Predators took the stage...
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Barry Trotz Postgame Press Conference
Tonight’s Three Stars (voted by the Nashville media):
1) Seth Jones
2) Ryan Ellis
3) Patric Hornqvist
Tonight’s Three Stars (how The Predatorial voted):
1) Ryan Ellis
2) Seth Jones
3) Kyle Okposo
1) Ryan Ellis
2) Seth Jones
3) Patric Hornqvist
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