Strong first period leads to victory

Posted on January 16, 2012

Strong first period leads to victory The Nashville Predators heard all about how good the New York Islanders have been against Western Conference teams.

They just didn't see it.

Sergei Kostitsyn and Matt Halischuk scored on Nashville's first two shots against goalie Kevin Poulin, and the surging Predators rolled to a 3-1 victory over the Islanders on Monday in a holiday matinee.

David Legwand also finished a precision three-way passing play to close out the dominating first period for the Predators, who won for the eighth time in nine games and are 14-4 in their past 18.


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