Kostitsyn Scores Twice, Leads Predators Past Ducks

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Sergei Kostitsyn scored two goals, both in the first period, as the Nashville Predators beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 on Thursday night.

Nick Spaling, Jordin Tootoo and David Legwand also scored for Nashville, which has won five straight games.

Tootoo and Spaling each added an assist.

Teemu Selanne scored two power-play goals, and Corey Perry also had two goals for Anaheim, which had its four-game winning streak stopped.

With 1:40 left in the second period, Tootoo took a shot in the slot that bounced off the leg pads of Dan Ellis and into the net to give the Predators a 4-1 lead.

The Predators stretched the lead to 5-1 in the third period as Legwand scored a short-handed goal that bounced off the far post and in at 9:29.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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