The Nashville Predators scored two third period goals to come from behind with a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes at the RBC Center in Raleigh on Friday night.
Chris Mueller's backhander with 13 minutes left in the contest was the game winner. It came just 1:37 after Jack Hillen wrister tied the game 2-2.
Anders Lindback got the win in relief, stopping 20 of 21 shots over the final 40 minutes of the game. Jeremy Smith started the game and stopped eight of nine in 20 minutes of play.
Carolina got on the board first, 31 seconds into the game, when Alex Ponikarovsky made a wrap-around move that caught Smith by surprise in his first of two goals on the evening. David Legwand tied the game 1-1 late in the second period.
The Predators headed back to Nashville after the game and are now 3-1 in preseason play. They will face the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night at the Bridgestone arena at 7 p.m. in their first home contest of the year.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass