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NASHVILLE -- Jeff Skinner is providing a big offensive boost for the Carolina Hurricanes. Randall Cobb Jersey . Skinner got his first career hat trick to lead the Hurricanes to a 5-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. He has five goals in his past two games. Justin Faulk and Riley Nash also scored for Carolina, winners of its past two. Mike Fisher and Viktor Stalberg scored for Nashville, which completed a four-game homestand 0-3-1. Faulk scored the games first goal just 23 seconds after the opening faceoff with a wrist shot from the right faceoff dot that beat Nashville goaltender Marek Mazanec between the pads. "Any time you can establish good play or good momentum early in the game, let alone a goal, is always huge," Faulk said. "You dont go into the game expecting to score on your first shift or your first shot on net, but obviously when you do that it kind of gives your team a little bit of a boost." Nashville tied it at 50 seconds of the second on Fishers goal. Defenceman Victor Bartley fired a slap shot toward the Carolina net from the left point. Standing just to the left of the slot, Fisher tipped the puck over the shoulder of Carolina goaltender Justin Peters. Bartleys assist was his first point of the season. "Its been a long time since I had a point so that was definitely nice to get," Bartley said. "Fisher did a great job getting on the net, and (Seth) Jones made a nice pass to me. We had some traffic and good things happened." Less than two minutes later, Stalberg gave Nashville the lead at 2:41. Coming down the right side on a 2-on-1 break with Nick Spaling, Stalbergs initial shot was turned aside by Peters, but he skated around the goal and swatted it into the net with a backhand for his third goal of the season. Skinner evened the game at 2 at 6:11 of the second on a wrist shot from the right circle low to Mazanecs glove side. Carolina regained the lead at 11:51 of the second. Just out of the penalty box, Ron Hainsey intercepted a clearing attempt by Nashvilles Roman Josi leading to a 3-on-1 break for the Hurricanes. Hainsey found Patrick Dwyer, who made a nice pass to Nash for his second of the season. "That third goal, it was just a blatant turnover," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "That changed the whole game right there. It got them excited and it got us on our heels again." Nashs score snapped a 19-game goal-scoring drought. Skinners second goal came on the power play at 19:08 of the second when he ripped a slap shot from above the circle by Mazanec. "The PP has sort of been struggling throughout the year, but I think the last couple of games we have sort of felt good about that," Skinner said. "Its always nice to get goals late in the periods, coming into the locker room with that good feeling." Carter Hutton replaced Mazanec in the Nashville goal at the start of the third period. Mazanec, who was named the NHLs Rookie of the Month for November, stopped just nine of the 13 shots he faced in 40 minutes. Skinner completed the hat trick at 17:53 of the third with an empty-net goal. "Hes shooting the puck," Carolina coach Kirk Muller said. "Hes a goal scorer when he shoots the puck. He can score when he gets those opportunities, so hes working for it." Carolinas Patrick Dwyer, Mike Komisarek, and Dryason Bowman all left the game with injuries and did not return. Notes: Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne underwent an MRI on Thursday, and the results were improved according to general manager David Poile. Rinne will continue limited physical activity for the next two weeks and, if all goes well, will be able to advance to more strenuous conditioning later in December. "In a nutshell, the doctor is happy with the progress," Poile said. "What he is recommending is two more weeks basically of rehab if you will. December 20th is sort of a target date to hopefully get him into more strenuous activity leading back to playing." ... Nashville D Shea Weber missed his third straight game with an eye injury. The team announced that he would practice with the team Friday and return to the lineup as early as Saturday in Washington. ... Mazanec has started Nashvilles past 12 games. Carolina C Eric Staal has points in three straight games. ... The Hurricanes previous win in Nashville came Dec. 3, 2002. Lane Taylor Jersey . Tristan Jackson returned a missed field goal 129 yards early in the fourth quarter as the Roughriders beat the B.C. Kyler Fackrell Jersey . (January 11, 2014) – Once again Kevin Martin proved why he is the all-time TSN skins leader, winning $11,500 in prize money and a spot in the Travelers All-Star Curling Skins Game presented by Pintys final following a semifinal victory over Brad Jacobs earlier this evening at the Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre in Banff, Alta.TORONTO - While Canada is set with the recent addition of Curtis Lazar, other teams are still getting stronger ahead of the world junior hockey championship.Switzerland will have San Jose Sharks defenceman Mirco Mueller, who leads all rookies in blocked shots and will become a go-to guy in Group B play in Toronto.As an important young player to our franchise for now and the future, we think this experience will provide a positive impact on his career moving forward, Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said in a statement.The Dallas Stars will let defenceman Julius Honka play for defending champion Finland, as long as they dont sustain any injuries in the next two games. Honka has spent the season with the AHLs Texas Stars.Sweden and the Czech Republic are getting boosts as well. Philadelphia Flyers defensive prospect Robert Hagg will play for the Swedes, and Boston Bruins forward prospect David Pastrnak will return to play for the Czechs.Hagg and Pastrnak, like Honka, have been in the AHL.A handful of teams have been stingy with their junior eligible players. In some cases, like the Florida Panthers with blossoming No. 1 pick Aaron Ekblad, it has happened without much protest.The Vancouver Canucks did not loan Bo Horvat to the Canadian team, which will instead have Lazar from the Ottawa Senators and Anthony Duclair from the New York RRangers in its lineup. Corey Linsley Jersey. The Senators announced Thursday that Lazar, who was their fourth-line centre, would be allowed to go.Hockey Canada and the Senators had lengthy discussions about Lazars role at the world juniors. Some of the Senators questions are the same ones other clubs have about sending players to this tournament.With all the teams, there are a lot of questions they want to understand, said Scott Salmond, Hockey Canadas vice-president of hockey operations. At the end of the day, it is their player, as much as I think they want to help us, they want to make sure they are getting a better player back. They understand what kind of role he is going to play, on and off the ice, when we would need him, all sorts of things.To make their decision, they need to have the information in regard to where we see him, how much we see him and what kind of role he is going to play.The Edmonton Oilers decided to keep centre Leon Draisaitl rather than let him play for Germany. Draisaitl, the No. 3 pick in the 2014 draft, has averaged 12:42 of ice time as a rookie.On Friday, the Washington Capitals sent 19-year-old forward Andre Burakovsky to the AHLs Hershey Bears after playing in 26 NHL games and putting up 13 points. Burakovsky was a point-a-game player at last years tournament in his hometown of Malmo, Sweden. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '