Predators halt Leafs home win streak

Craig Smith of the Predators beats Jonathan Bernier for one of his two goals in Thursday night's...

Craig Smith of the Predators beats Jonathan Bernier for one of his two goals in Thursday night's 4-2 win over the Leafs in Toronto. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:36 PM ET

TORONTO - While Popeye Jones played for a season and a half with the Raptors, his time on the Air Canada Centre hardwood had him headed towards the twilight of his career.

His hockey playing son, Seth? The teenager is an NHL star on the rise and one with a bullet at that.

The rookie Nashville defenceman who is playing anything but freshman minutes this season scored a power-play goal 2:01 into the second period to trigger a Predators rally and ultimately a 4-2 victory.

The loss snapped a five-game home winning streak for the Leafs in an overall effort that did little to cement the fearsome feeling coach Randy Carlyle is aiming to develop at the Air Canada Centre.

Once Jones broke the ice in a building his dad played with a power-play point shot that appeared to deflect off a Leafs player and past Jonathan Bernier, the Leafs never got a whiff of a win.


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