Make it four straight losses at home for the Nashville Predators. Jeff Skinner posted his first career hat trick and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Predators 5-2 Thursday night in Nashville.
The Predators trailed 1-0 after the first period but quickly took the lead in the second period on goals by Mike Fisher and Viktor Stalberg.
After that it was all Carolina though as the Hurricanes ripped off three more goals in the second period for a 4-2 lead.
Skinner scored the final goal on empty netter for the hat trick.