Predators 2, Capitals 0: Nashville takes Baltimore Hockey Classic

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 20: Ryan Ellis #49 of the Nashville Predators collides with Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals at the 1st Mariner Arena on September 20, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Nashville Predators pushed their preseason record to 2-1 with a 2-0 triumph over Washington in the Baltimore Hockey Classic. Chris Mueller led with the way with a goal and an assist, Niclas Bergfors had two assists, and Colin Wilson scored in the third period. NHL.com has your basic recap for you. If you click the picture above this story, it'll take you to an entire gallery of photos from tonight's game.

Building off of pre-game concerns about the quality of the ice, it sounds like the players weren't too happy with the conditions. This, as tweeted by Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post:

Tyler Sloan on soupy ice at 1st Mariner: "It was bad. Along the boards, there was cement. Guys were ticked off ... it was dangerous."    

Since I haven't seen any totals put up yet, here are your Nashville Predators leading scorers for the preseason...

 Player  Goals   Assists   Points 
 Colin Wilson 2 2 4
 Chris Mueller 2 1 3
 Sergei Kostitsyn  3 3
 Jonathon Blum 1 1 2
 Blake Geoffrion 1 1 2
 Niclas Bergfors 2 2
 Matt Halischuk 2 2
 Jordin Tootoo 2 2
 Ryan Thang 1 1
 Kyle Wilson 1 1
 Jani Lajunen 1 1
 Teemu Laakso 1 1
 Victor Bartley 1 1
 Tyler Sloan 1 1
 Taylor Beck 1 1
 Shea Weber 1 1

We should probably expect some more cuts either later tonight or in the morning, followed by practices at Centennial Sportsplex. Group 1 runs from 11:00 - 12:30, and Group 2 goes from 1:00 - 2:30 (check here for the full schedule).

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