Found February 16, 2013 on
Fox Sports Tennessee:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Nashville Predators made Anaheim goaltender Viktor Fasth work hard to continue the perfect start to his NHL career.
Nick Bonino and Corey Perry scored in the shootout and the Ducks beat the Predators 3-2 on Saturday night to earn their fourth straight victory and eighth in their last nine games.
In the tiebreaker, Fasth allowed just one of three Nashville shooters to score. The 30-year-old improved to 8-0-0 on the season, with four of those victories coming in shootouts.
"We weren't on it right from the start, but we battled our way into the game," Fasth said. "I'm glad that we got away with a win today."
It was the second time in as many games this season that the teams went to a shootout. The first came Jan. 26 in Anaheim in Fasth's NHL debut.
"We played a pretty good game against a pretty good team," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "Both times we have played them, it has gone to a shootout. Unfortu...
BEST OF MAXIM
from Ken Baker of NHL.com,
KEN BAKER: You aren't a big goalie, but you look big in the net. What's your secret?
VIKTOR FASTH: I try to cut off the angle a little different than the taller goalies (Fasth is 6-foot, 186 pounds). And I try to play with big patience. If I go down on my knees too early, I will be opening up some holes top-shelf. So I have to play more...
(Photo by: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Viktor Fasth, a 30-year old rookie out Sweden, is currently the National Hockey League's breakout star of the year, already. Before being signed by the Anaheim Ducks during the offseason, Viktor Fasth played in the Swedish Elite League, where he won two consecutive goalie of the year awards. Another goalie many might new who...
Friday night, both the first and second periods were played to ties at Joe Louis Arena between the Detroit Red Wings and Anaheim Ducks. Then, the Ducks were the benefactor of Detroit’s lazy defensive mindset in the third, scoring three times to break away with a 5-2 victory.
Playing without Pavel Datsyuk and other key players, the Red Wings had the deck stacked against them a bit...
Somehow Anaheim keeps finding a way to get the job done and win games. The persevering Ducks finished up their six game road trip with a 3-2 shootout win over Nashville, giving them a 5-1-0 record on the trip, their best road trip in franchise history.
It was the second of back to back games, and the Ducks were clearly tired. Nonetheless, they dug deep, got great goaltending...
(Photo by: John Russel/Getty Images)
The Anaheim Ducks defeated the Nashville Predators, 3-2 in a shootout for the second time in as many meetings. Ducks’ goaltender Viktor Fasth came up big in the shootout, stopping two of three attempts. Fasth also turned away 32 shots that came his way. Also, the Ducks ended their road trip on a high note, going 5-1-0. “It’s...
With these Anaheim Ducks, apparently all things are possible, even winning at Joe Louis Arena. The Ducks finally got their fourth regular season win (after a mere 37 attempts) with a 5-2 defeat of the Red Wings.
Red Wings fans were not very happy about that. They are used to seeing their home team trounce upon the Ducks. That is to be expected. The last time Anaheim...
The Nashville Predators take on the Anaheim Ducks for the second time this season, this time at Bridgestone Arena. Nashville and Anaheim are both on win streaks, but one of these teams will have to lose. The Predators are 7-3-4 with 18 points and ranked 4th in the Western Conference, while the Ducks are 10-2-1 with 21 points and ranked 2nd in the Western Conference. Puck drops at...
Certainly not the third period we were looking for. The effort was there most of the night, but turnovers were the Red Wings’ undoing in this game. The Ducks scored 4 of their 5 goals off of turnovers. Yes, injuries are a problem, but our key injuries are to forwards and the problem was on defense. Howard did what he could, but there were too many turnovers to overcome.
Here are your “Leftgovers” from the Nashville Predators game on Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks…
* If he retires after this season, last night was Teemu Selanne‘s final game in Nashville. Unless of course the Ducks meet the Preds in the playoffs.
* There have now been 20 straight sellouts at Bridgestone Arena, dating back to last season....
The Nashville Predators fell to the Anaheim Ducks in a shootout on Saturday night by a 3-2 score. Nashville out-shot the Ducks by a 34-22 margin but were simply unable(More here)…
After an amazing start to his NHL career, Viktor Fasth was named the NHL second star of the week for the week ending February 17.
In that time, Fasth was 3-0-0 with a 1.89 goals against average and a .935 save percentage. Those wins against Chicago, Detroit and Nashville, while on the road, have helped the Ducks get to an 11-2-1 start. Their Pacific Division lead is six...
NEW YORK (February 18, 2013) -- New York Islanders center John Tavares, Anaheim Ducks goaltender Viktor Fasth and Carolina Hurricanes center Jiri Tlusty have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the period ending Feb. 17. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"