Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/3/13
SAN JOSE -- Craig Smith scored on the backhand in the shootout, and goalie Pekka Rinne stopped three San Jose shooters as the Nashville Predators snapped the Sharks' season-opening, seven-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory Saturday night. San Jose's Martin Havlat hooked Nashville's David Legwand 2:48 into sudden death, but the Sharks killed their fifth short-handed situation of the game. Over the Sharks' past 21 short-handed situations over five games, they've allowed only one shot. Havlat tied the game 1-1 at 13:39 of the third period with a power-play goal. His backhand shot in close beat Rinne, who had turned away the first 23 shots he faced. The Sharks (7-0-1) finally converted on their fifth power play of the game, a result of Nashville's bench minor for too many men on the ice. The Predators (3-2-3) broke on top 59 seconds into the final period when Sergei Kostitsyn scored at even strength. Nashville's Colin Wilson skated along the right boards in the Sharks end ...
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