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Thomas Vokoun makes 25 saves as Predators shutout Thrashers 5-1

Tomas Vokoun made 25 saves to finish the pre-season 3-0.

Scott Hartnell began the power-play streak with 2 seconds left in the first period, Steve Sullivan scored 37 seconds into the second and David Legwand capped the surge 2:40 later. Hartnell and Sullivan scored on 4-on-3 advantages.

The sequence began with 1:04 to play in the first period when Predators right wing Jordin Tootoo took a run at Ilya Kovalchuk, the Thrashers’ leading goal scorer in the pre-season. Tootoo was assessed minor penalties for boarding and roughing, but Kovalchuk retaliated and was given a match penalty for kicking. Atlanta’s Kyle Wanvig was called for roughing at the same time as he attempted to defend Kovalchuk.

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Within 52 seconds, two more Thrashers were sent to the penalty box, Greg DeVries for holding and Garnet Exelby for a double minor for high-sticking. Exelby later scored Atlanta’s only goal at 4:26 of the second period.

Tootoo was ejected with 15:11 to play when he was the third man in an altercation. Atlanta’s Eric Boulton was given a 10-minute misconduct for instigating a fight with 6:31 remaining.

J.P Dumont and Jerred Smithson also scored for Nashville, Sullivan finished with a goal and an assist, and Marek Zidlicky had two assists.

Nashville finished the pre-season 4-1-1, and Atlanta went 3-4-0.