Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Kyle Palmieri posted his first career hat trick on Wednesday, as the Anaheim Ducks earned their seventh straight home victory with a 5-1 rout of the Nashville Predators at Honda Center.
Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf assisted on all three of Palmieri's goals, while Nick Bonino and Saku Koivu each scored once for the Ducks, who finished February with 11 wins to match a franchise record for victories in a given month.
Rookie netminder Viktor Fasth suffered the first setback of his NHL career in a 5-2 loss in Los Angeles on Monday, but bounced back by stopping 20-of-21 shots in Wednesday's win.
Craig Smith scored the lone Nashville goal, while Pekka Rinne allowed all five goals on 21 shots before being pulled to start the third period.
Chris Mason saved all seven shots he faced in relief, but it wasn't enough, as the Predators lost for the fifth time in their last seven games.