Posted February 03, 2013 on AP on Fox
With five shootouts in their first eight games, the Nashville Predators are getting used to the tiebreaker system. Craig Smith scored the lone goal in the shootout, and Pekka Rinne stopped all three San Jose attempts to help the Predators hand the Sharks their first loss of the season, 2-1 on Saturday night. ''We're getting in the right direction with the shootouts,'' captain Shea Weber said. ''We're getting more confident with it. We wanted to get some points here in San Jose. It's a big two points for us.'' Sergei Kostitsyn scored his first goal of the season to break a scoreless tie in the opening minute of the third period. Rinne made 26 saves through overtime and led the Predators to their second straight shootout win after they lost their first three this season. Marty Havlat made up for a premature celebration that cost San Jose a goal by scoring the equalizer on the power play with 6:21 remaining in regulation. But the Sharks were unable to get the next goal and missed ...
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