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Predators' potent power play produces 4-3 preseason win over Jets

Winnipeg Jets goalie Chris Mason (50) holds on to the puck as Nashville Predators right wing Patric Hornqvist, of Sweden, looks for the rebound in the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Winnipeg Jets goalie Chris Mason (50) holds on to the puck as Nashville Predators right wing Patric Hornqvist, of Sweden, looks for the rebound in the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Sergei Kostitsyn, Martin Erat and Patric Hornqvist scored consecutive power-play goals as the Nashville Predators beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 in a preseason game on Saturday night.

The Predators, playing their first game at home, have won three in a row. Winnipeg has dropped two straight.

Spencer Machacek, Paul Postma and Derek Meech had goals for Winnipeg.

Jordin Tootoo also scored for Nashville.

The Jets jumped ahead 2-0 in the first period against Chet Pickard, who made seven saves.

Machacek scored on a wrist shot from close range at 5:48. Postma added a power-play goal at 10:27.

Nashville scored four goals in the second period, three on the power play, against goalie Chris Mason.

Tootoo scored Nashville's first goal at 4:50 of the second, and Kostitsyn, Erat and Hornqvist followed with man-advantage goals in a span of 4:36.

Pekka Rinne started the second in goal for Nashville and stopped seven of eight shots. Pickard returned with 5:36 left to play in the period.

Meech scored Winnipeg's only second-period goal, a power-play tally at 6:54.

Shea Weber and Ryan Suter both had a pair of assists for the Predators.

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