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Smith, Rinne lead Predators to 3-2 win over Ducks in Game 2

  • Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber (6) celebrates after scoring with teammates during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, April 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber (6) celebrates after scoring with teammates during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, April 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) celebrates after scoring with his teammates during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, April 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) celebrates after scoring with his teammates during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, April 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm, right, battles Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg for the puck during the second period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs first-round series in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, April 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm, right, battles Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg for the puck during the second period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs first-round series in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, April 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

Craig Smith had a goal and an assist, Pekka Rinne made 27 saves and the Nashville Predators confidently claimed their second straight road victory to open their first-round series, 3-2 over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 on Sunday night.

Shea Weber and Mattias Ekholm also scored as the Predators took a 2-0 playoff series lead for the first time in franchise history with another win over the Pacific Division champions.

Smith got the tiebreaking goal midway through the second period on a slick setup from Forsberg, and Weber's booming shot put the Predators up 3-1 during a power play.

Nate Thompson cut into the lead with 2:42 to play, but Nashville closed out just its second road playoff victory since 2012.

Game 3 is Tuesday night in Nashville.