Weber has goal, assist in Preds win over Thrashers

Shea Weber scored a power-play goal and added an assist as the

Nashville Predators beat the Atlanta Thrashers 2-1 in a preseason

game on Monday night.

Sergei Kostitsyn scored the first goal of the game 3:06 into the

first period with a tip-in off of a shot by Weber from high above

the right circle.

Ben Eager got the Thrashers even at 15:30 of the second period

when he scored with a wrist shot from a few feet in front of the

crease.

With Nashville on a power play, Weber gave the Predators a 2-1

lead 11:02 into the third when he blasted a shot from just inside

the blue line that went through traffic and past goalie Ondrej

Pavelec.

Pavelec and Nashville counterpart Pekka Rinne went the distance

in goal. Pavelec stopped 29 shots, and Rinne made 21 saves.

NOTES: Weber’s goal was the first on the power play for

Nashville in four preseason games. Nashville goaltender Chet

Pickard dressed for his first preseason non-rookie game, but didn’t

play. This was the first road game of the preseason for the

Thrashers.