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San Jose Falls 2-1 to Predators - Recap

The Sharks came up short Saturday against the Predators, falling 2-1 in a shootout.

Bettors who backed the Predators were rewarded as +172 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.

Craig Smith potted the shootout winner for Nashville. Nashville got goals from Sergei Kostitsyn in the victory. Kostitsyn opened the scoring at 0:59 of the third period.

Pekka Rinne turned in a 26-save effort for the Predators.

San Jose got a goal from Martin Havlat in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

San Jose got a 23-stop effort from Antti Niemi in the loss.

Nashville scored 0 times on 5 chances on the power play, while San Jose went 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

San Jose outshot Nashville 27-24 in the game.

Nashville looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Blues. The Sharks will aim to get back on the winning track at Anaheim.