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Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - David Legwand scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-3 victory over the Calgary Flames.

Tomas Vokoun made 20 saves while Martin Erat had a goal and an assist for the red-hot Predators, who have won six straight.

Kristian Huselius scored twice and David Moss had two helpers for the Flames, who were looking to win their sixth straight game. Miikka Kiprusoff allowed four goals on 33 shots in the loss.

With the game tied at 2-2 after two periods, Nashville scored two goals in the first four minutes of the third to take control of the contest.

Just 2:28 into the final frame, Jerred Smithson skated into the Calgary zone up the left wing and fired a pass across to Ryan Suter, who one-timed the feed through the pads of Kiprusoff.

A minute and 20 seconds after Suter's goal, Legwand made it 4-2. Erat made a pass to Legwand in the slot and he flipped the puck over the glove of Kiprusoff for his 14th goal of the campaign.

Huselius' second goal of the game with 2:54 remaining pulled the Flames within a goal late. Moss fed the puck down low to Huselius, who slapped the disc past Vokoun with traffic in front.

Calgary pulled Kiprusoff with about a minute remaining, but Scott Hartnell sealed the victory for Nashville with an empty-net goal.

"I think as a team we want to go into the hard places," Smithson said. "Like going in front and crashing the net. We were rewarded with a couple of goals because of our hard play."

The Predators drew first blood after Erat scored 4:14 into the opening period. Legwand centered a pass to Erat in the slot and his one-timer soared past Kiprusoff.

Daymond Langkow's 19th goal of the season tied the game at 17:23 of the first. From in tight, Langkow faked a backhander and after being checked from behind, slid the puck inside the left post.

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