Predators Beat Sharks for Third Win in a Row

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Joel Ward and David Legwand each had a
goal and two assists, and the Nashville Predators beat the San Jose
Sharks 4-3 Tuesday night for their third straight win and seventh in nine games.

Jerred Smithson had a goal and Ryan Suter had two assists for Nashville, which was was coming off a 2-0 win over Montreal in which the Predators fired off a franchise-record 55 shots. Putting the puck in the net was no problem against Sharks backup goalie Thomas Greiss, playing his fourth game this season.

Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist, Scott Nichol had a short-handed goal and Patrick Marleau also scored for San Jose, which lost in regulation for the first time since Oct. 22.