Glencross scores 3 to lead Flames past Predators

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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