Perreault scored an empty net goal at 18:38 on a breakaway, and
Walker earned the assist.
Walker gave Nashville a 3-2 advantage at 7:36 of the third
period on the power play with a wrist shot from the left side past
Carolina goaltender Martin Gerber.
Erat tied the game 2-2 at 4:12 of the third period when he took
a drop pass from Legwand and went top shelf over the right shoulder
Carolina, aided by six power-play chances including a 5-on-3 for
1:10, peppered Mason with 19 shots in the first period.
The Hurricanes scored first when left winger Erik Cole popped in
a wrist shot that beat Mason to his glove side at 16:57 of the
opening period. At the 18:53 mark of the first period the Predators
tied the score when center Legwand scored on a wrist shot.
Mason started in goal for Nashville, facing 29 shots and making
Nashville's Jamie Alison was carried from the ice on a stretcher
after colliding with Cole, flipping over Vokoun and hitting the
back of his neck against the right goal post.