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Pekka Rinne makes 28 saves as Predators double Ducks 4-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Pekka Rinne made 28 saves, and Ryan Jones, Jason Arnott, Martin Erat and Vernon Fiddler scored in the Nashville Predators' 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.

The Predators have won three in a row and four of their last five. Corey Perry scored twice for Anaheim. Jones opened the scoring at 11:19 of the first period, beating Jean-Sebastien Giguere with a slapshot to the glove side.

Perry tied it with 1:44 left in the period, skating across the goalmouth and putting a backhander by Rinne's stick.

Arnott answered off a rebound 1:08 into the second period, and the Predators made it 3-1 when Erat beat Giguere with a wrist shot at 11:22 of the second.

Perry scored again for Anaheim with 1:06 to go in the second, skating in low from the left side and beating Rinne with a low snapshot.

Fiddler added an empty-net goal with 1:11 left in the third.

Notes: The Predators scored more than two goals in a game for only the second time in their last 10 games. ... Perry has nine points (eight goals, one assist) in his last nine games. ... Anaheim failed to score a power-play goal for the second straight game after scoring at least one in nine consecutive games.

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