Nashville Predators 3, New York Islanders 1
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
Monday, January 16, 2012
* Predators rookie Ryan Ellis was a team-high plus-3.
* Sergei Kostitsyn has six goals on just eight shots during the calendar year of 2012. (Thanks to Seth Lake for that stat.)
* How Pekka Rinne didn’t make first star is beyond comprehension. David Legwand was voted first star and had a goal. Not two points. A goal. And it wasn’t even the game-winner. Rinne was outstanding on Monday afternoon yet was relegated to second star honors.
* All-Star defenseman Ryan Suter left the game after the first period with “an upper-body injury” and did not return. Considering he was a game-time decision coming into the contest, it was believed he was being held out for precautionary reasons (the Preds were up 3-0 at the time). However, Coach Trotz told the media after the game that Suter was “doubtful” against the New York Rangers on Tuesday.
* Jordin Tootoo and Mike Fisher le