Glencross scores 3 to lead Flames past Predators

Cullen returns as Predators send Stalberg to Milwaukee, place Clune on waivers (Image 1)
Cullen returns as Predators send Stalberg to Milwaukee, place Clune on waivers (Image 1)

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – Curtis Glencross had his second career hat trick as the Calgary Flames beat the Nashville Predators 6-3 on Friday night for their sixth straight home win.

Mark Giordano, Blake Comeau and Jiri Hudler also scored for Calgary, which led 2-0 just 8 minutes into the game after scoring on its first two shots.

Gabriel Bourque had his team-leading ninth goal for Nashville, and Mike Fisher and David Legwand also scored.

Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne, who came in wiath a 2.13 goals-against average, was pulled for the second straight night after Comeau's goal put the Flames up two. While he leads the NHL with five shutouts, Rinne has been pulled in 4 of his last eight starts.

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