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Weber scores twice, including go-ahead goal in 3rd, as Predators beat Flames 6-5

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    Nashville Predators' Matt Cullen, right, celebrates his goal with teammates Mike Fisher, left, and Shea Weber during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, Friday, March 21, 2014. The Predators won 6-5. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh) (The Associated Press)

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    Nashville Predators' Matt Cullen, right, celebrates his goal as Calgary Flames goalie Joey Macdonald, center, and Flames' Curtis Glencross, left rear, watch during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Friday, March 21, 2014. The Predators won 6-5. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh) (The Associated Press)

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    Nashville Predators goalie Carter Hutton, left, and teammate Shea Weber watch as Calgary Flames' Jiri Hudler, from the Czech Republic, chases the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Friday, March 21, 2014. The Predators won 6-5. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh) (The Associated Press)

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    Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, right, from Finland, and Rich Clune guard the net from Calgary Flames' TJ Galiardi during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh) (The Associated Press)

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    Nashville Predators' Eric Nystrom, right, gets checked by Calgary Flames' Ladislav Smid, from the Czech Republic, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh) (The Associated Press)

Shea Weber scored twice, including the go-ahead goal late in the third period, and the Nashville Predators escaped with a 6-5 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.

Tied 4-4 and with the Predators on the power play, Weber took a perfect pass from Matt Cullen and blasted a high slap shot past Joey MacDonald from the faceoff dot to put Nashville back into the lead at 14:28.

Weber's 18th goal tied him with Ottawa's Erik Karlsson for second in the NHL among defensemen, one back of Winnipeg's Dustin Byfuglien.

Cullen added his seventh goal of the season at 17:08 on a deflection and that would turn out to be the winning goal after Mike Cammalleri's second of the game 28 seconds later set up a furious final 2½ minutes for the Flames, who buzzed around the Predators net but couldn't tie it against backup goaltender Carter Hutton.