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Arnott nets two; Predators edge Flames

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Associated Press
10/29/2006 1:48:47 AM

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Jason Arnott scored two goals and the Nashville Predators continued their recent domination of the Calgary Flames with a 3-2 victory on Saturday night.

Arnott's second goal gave Calgary a 3-1 lead. Miikka Kiprusoff, who had been spectacular all night in goal for the Flames, had no chance when Shea Weber's shot from the blue line caromed off Arnott's stick, changed directions, and went into the top corner of the net.

Calgary drew back within one for the second time in the period on Jarome Iginla's second goal of the game with 3:43 left. However, Tomas Vokoun came up with some big saves in a hectic sequence in the final seconds.

Vokoun finished with 25 saves to improve to 10-3-3 lifetime against the Flames.

Nashville has won the past five meetings between the teams and has lost just once to the Flames in their last 11 games.

JP Dumont also scored for Nashville, which started a five-game road trip with their fourth straight road win away from home. After opening the season with three losses, the Predators have picked up points in their last seven games (6-0-1) and are tied with the Detroit Red Wings for first place in the Central Division.

After playing just once in the past eight days, Calgary (3-5-1) began a busy stretch of five games in eight days.

Matthew Lombardi had an assist to extend his points streak to six games (3 goals, 5 assists).

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