Colin Wilson scored off an Atlanta miscue and Dan
Ellis turned aside 30 shots, leading the Nashville Predators to a
2-1 victory over the slumping Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday night.
Ryan Suter scored Nashville's first goal, and Wilson took
advantage of a hideous turnover by Mark Popovic to make it 2-0
before the first period was done.
Ellis made the lead stand up. The Thrashers were held to a
second-period goal by Nik Antropov and took their third straight
loss, further dampening playoff hopes that looked much better just a week ago.
Nashville snapped a two-game losing streak and strengthened its hold on the seventh seed in the Western Conference.
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