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At 19 years, 9 months, Smith-Pelly is the second-youngest player in Ducks history to score a short-handed goal. Defenseman Oleg Tverdovsky was 18 years, 9 months old when he did it on Feb. 1, 1995, in a 9-2 loss at Dallas.
NOTES: This was the first season in which Anaheim failed to beat the Predators since the NHL expanded to Nashville in 1988-89. ... The Ducks were 0 for 9 on the power play in the four meetings, making them 4 for 36 against the Predators over the past three seasons. ... Hiller is 3-8-0 lifetime against Nashville despite a goals-against average under 3.00. ... Anaheim D Toni Lydman was scratched because of an upper-body injury, the fourth game he's missed this season. Beauchemin and defense partner Cam Fowler are the only Anaheim defenseman to have played in all 73 games. ... Nashville's Barry Trotz needs three wins to join Al Arbour, Lindy Ruff, Billy Reay and Toe Blake as the only coaches with at least 500 in the regular season. All of Trotz's victories have come with the Predators -- who have had only one coach throughout their 13 seasons in the NHL. ... Nashville RW Martin Erat, who scored the winner against the Ducks on a penalty shot the last time the Predators played in Anaheim on Nov. 9, has at least one goal against every NHL team except Boston and Montreal. ... The Predators are 34-8-4 since their last back-to-back regulation losses, Dec. 23-26 against Dallas and Detroit. ... Nashville's next road win will give the Predators at least 20 for the third straight season. They have five chances to do it, starting with Thursday night's game at Pittsburgh.
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