NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Adam Hall and Jerred Smithson scored a goal apiece and Tomas Vokoun made 19 saves as the Nashville Predators beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 Thursday night.

Recently criticized by coach Barry Trotz for not shooting enough, the Predators took 46 shots against the Wild. Minnesota goaltender Dwayne Roloson finished with 44 saves.

The Predators took a 1-0 lead about 71/2 minutes into the game when Hall put the puck under the outstretched leg pads of Roloson for a power-play goal.

The Predators have scored at least one power-play goal in each of their last nine games.

Minnesota tied the game with 3:10 left in the period with another power-play goal. Kurtis Foster took a slap shot from the left point that went by Vokoun’s glove.

Smithson scored the deciding goal with about 13 minutes left in the second, his first of the season. He put a wrist shot between Roloson’s leg pads to make it 2-1.


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