NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves for his first shutout of the season to help the Nashville Predators beat the Calgary Flames 2-0 Tuesday night.

Vokoun improved to 13-4-2 this season with his 13th career shutout.

Vernon Fiddler scored his first goal of the season with 1:27 left in the first period, and Scott Hartnell completed the scoring with a power-play goal over Miikka Kiprusoff’s right shoulder with 15 seconds remaining in the third.

It was Nashville’s seventh win in nine games, and Calgary lost its second straight after winning 10 of 11.

Nashville was outshot 31-17 for the game, but Vokoun stopped everything sent his way.

The Flames were 0-for-6 on the power play, as the Predators moved into second place in the NHL in penalty-killing – improved their percentage to 86.6.

Nashville was 1-for-6 on the power play, and has scored with the man advantage in eight straight games.

Notes: Nashville managed only four shots on goal in the second period and just 10 in the first two periods. … Only Minnesota (89 percent) has a better penalty-killing unit than Nashville. … Hartnell’s goal was his sixth in the last nine games.

AP-ES-11-29-05 2310EST


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