Weber scores in overtime for Predators

OTTAWA (AP) — Shea Weber made sure the Nashville Predators earned a full two points in a wild game with the Ottawa Senators.

The Nashville defenseman scored his second goal of the game on a power

play in overtime to give the Predators a 6-5 victory Thursday night.

“Definitely not a defensive battle. It was a lot of offense, but we got

two points and we’re happy,” said Weber, who also had an assist.

Weber ripped a shot between goalie Pascal Leclaire’s pads with Matt

Carkner serving an interference penalty. The goal put an end to a game

that saw the Predators blow a 3-0 lead in the third period and the

team’s exchange last-minute goals.


Phillips scored the tying goal for the Senators with 1.6 seconds left

while Ottawa was short-handed and Leclaire on the bench for an extra


“That’s a tough game to sum up in

30 seconds. A lot happened,” Phillips said. “Obviously, not the start

we wanted, but we battled back and lots happened in between there, a

lot of goals scored.”

Ryan Suter, also a

defenseman, had two goals and an assist, and J.P. Dumont scored once

and set up four other goals to help the Predators snap a six-game

winless slide.

Rookie Cody Franson also

scored for Nashville. It was the first career goal for Franson, who was

playing in just his third NHL game.


Scatchard, a veteran of 637 NHL games who was recalled Tuesday from

Milwaukee of the AHL, recorded an assist, his first NHL point since

Jan. 7, 2007. Rookie Alexander Sulzer, also recalled Tuesday, had his

first career point with an assist.


had some of the craziest games here in this rink,” Nashville coach

Barry Trotz said. “They scored, we scored, the third period was like

that. We had a 3-0 lead and we’re in good shape, then we took

penalties. But give our guys a lot of credit because we’ve been a

little bit fragile lately.

“You’re on the

power play and they score a short-handed goal with 1.6 seconds left and

you’re on a six-game losing streak, that plays with your mind.”

Pekka Rinne made 27 saves for his first victory of the season.

Anton Volchenkov had a goal and an assist, and Chris Campoli, Nick

Foligno and Milan Michalek also scored for Ottawa. Jason Spezza had

three assists, Daniel Alfredsson added two, and Leclaire finished with

31 stops.

“I think we showed character in

the way we fought back,” Alfredsson said. “It’s a little frustrating,

but the way we found a way to get a point is very encouraging.”


Franson’s goal marked the second straight night a member of the

Predators has scored his first NHL goal. Colin Wilson had his first

Wednesday against Boston. … Nashville is at Chicago on Saturday night.