11/29/2006 10:00:09 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Martin Erat scored with 5:09 left help the Nashville Predators win their third straight game, 3-2 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.
Steve Sullivan and Alexander Radulov also scored, and Chris Mason stopped 24 shots for the Central Division-leading Predators. Mason has been strong in goal since replacing the injured Tomas Vokoun (thumb), improving to 5-1-1 this season.
About 90 seconds after the last-place Flyers showed some surprising spirit to tie it at 2 on R.J. Umberger's seventh goal of the season, the Predators scored on a turnover that showed why each team is at their current spot in the standings.