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Date of game: 1/6/2015

Recap: Nashville vs. Carolina

Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Roman Josi's game winner was the last of three goals in the third period, and Nashville claimed a 3-2 victory over Carolina at Bridgestone Arena.

Ryan Ellis and Mike Fisher also lit the lamp in the final 20 minutes for the Predators, who have reeled off seven wins in their last 10 outings.

"We didn't come out strong...but we kept getting better," Fisher said.

Pekka Rinne made 23 saves to back the Central Division front-runners.

Eric Staal and Justin Faulk scored once each for the Hurricanes, while Cam Ward stopped 23 pucks in defeat.

Nashville assumed its first lead of the contest with 4:43 to play, on a rocket shot from the bottom of the left circle from Josi.

The hosts' Paul Gaustad was booked for tripping with 1:26 to play and Ward was sent to the bench to make it 6-on-4. A Jordan Staal minor less than a minute later negated the advantage and Rinne was not required to make difficult saves for the duration.

"We were battling hard out front," Jordan Staal said of his costly penalty. "(The referee) decided to called me for (a slash). I'm not sure why. It is what it is."

Eric Staal's power-play goal with 2:35 left in the first period put the visitors on the board.

Ellis evened things for the Preds at 4:43 of the third when he beat Ward on a sharp-angle try from the right wing near the goal line, then Faulk's power-play marker with 8:14 elapsed put Carolina back on top.

Fisher struck again just over two minutes later, when he cleaned up a Colin Wilson rebound atop the Carolina crease.

Game Notes

Preds rookie Filip Forsberg set a new franchise single-season record for points in one season (38) with a secondary assist on Fisher's tally ... Staal's goal was his 300th career marker, and only Ron Francis is ahead of him on the Whalers/Hurricanes franchise list at 382.

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John Tavares recorded four goals and Jakub Voracek followed with three scores and three assists, as Team Toews walked away with a 17-12 decision over Team Foligno in the 2015 All-Star Game from Nationwide Arena, the highest-scoring mid-season event in league history. The 2001 event in Denver held the previous mark of 26 combined goals in a 14-12 North American victory over the World, but the new record was set when Jonathan Toews put his own team ahead by a 16-11 count with 5:39 remaining in the contest. Toews and Patrice Bergeron each ended up with a goal and four helpers, with Filip Forsberg, Rick Nash and Tyler Seguin adding two strikes apiece. Corey Crawford -- the last of three goaltenders to give up four goals -- stopped 14-of-18 shots in the third period to earn the win. Ryan Johansen from Team Foligno picked up the MVP award, pacing his side with two goals and as many assists. Patrick Kane and Steven Stamkos added two goals and one assist apiece, while Claude Giroux totaled three points on a tally and two helpers. Marc-Andre Fleury took the loss, charged with seven goals on 16 shots in the second period.

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