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Here are your “Leftgovers” from the Nashville Predators game on Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks…
* Anaheim goaltender Viktor Fasth made his NHL debut last night.
* Fasth got the win and earned first star of the game honors.
* Paul Gaustad returned to the Nashville lineup after missing the past three games.
* The Predators changed some things up on the blueline as Scott Hannan was paired with Ryan Ellis while Hal Gill skated with Kevin Klein.
* At the end of the opening frame, Craig Smith was given a minor penalty for pushing Hannan’s stick towards him in the defensive zone (Hannan had lost it earlier in the play). By rule 53.2, this is a minor penalty. If Hannan had not picked it up, it would have been legal. But, because he did, a penalty was warranted.
* His second period tally was Bobby Ryan‘s 137th career NHL goal.
* Ryan is sixth on Anaheim’s all-time goals list.
* Patric Hornqvist took a Shea Weber slapshot to the inner-thigh. Later, Ryan Get
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It was great to see the Ducks rebound from an ugly loss against the Vancouver Canucks with a character win over the Nashville Predators the following night.
Anaheim won 3-2 in a shootout to improve to 3-1-0 on the season.
The game was highlighted by Ducks backup goalie Viktor Fasth's first career NHL win and Daniel Winnik's fifth goal in four games.
Nashville Predators wing Patric Hornqvist will be sidelined indefinitely after suffering a lower-body injury in Saturday night's game at Anaheim, Predators coach Barry Trotz told the Tennessean. "He's a big part of what we do," Trotz said, according to the Tennessean. "He's a great guy who brings a lot of energy. He's as hard as they come. He'...
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Viktor Fasth made 19 saves and stopped all three Nashville shootout attempts to win his NHL debut, and Corey Perry scored the only shootout goal in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Predators on Saturday night.
Fasth, the Ducks' new 30-year-old backup goalie from Sweden, capped his solid debut performance by deftly gloving his deflection of...
Preds F Patric Hornqvist has returned to Nashville to be evaluated for a leg injury suffered during a stretch where he was hit in the upper thigh by a Shea Weber shot from the point, then had an awkward collision along the boards with Ducks F Ryan Getzlaf on Saturday night in Anaheim. Both incidents sent the gritty forward to ...
The Nashville Predators tend to have little trouble with the Anaheim Ducks.
Both teams had plenty of it while trying to put the puck in the net their last time out.
The Predators look to continue their dominance of the Ducks on Saturday night, when both clubs attempt to bounce back from their first shutout losses of the season.
Nashville (1-1-2) has won six in a row over Anaheim...
Both teams were coming off embarrassing losses. The Anaheim Ducks got blasted by the Vancouver Canucks, 5-0, on Friday night and the Nashville Predators looked like a minor league squad against the St. Louis Blues, losing 3-0, on Thursday. Something had to give.
In front of 17,174 at Honda Center, the Ducks used the shootout to down the Preds, 3-2.
Nashville went to a shootout in...
from Dirk Hoag of On The Forecheck,
First, Hornqvist took a Shea Weber shot off his right thigh, which left him hobbling off to the bench for repairs. Signs were hopeful at that time, as he made it back out for another shift, but a Ducks player then fell into Hornqvist's left leg in the corner of the Anaheim zone, causing that knee to buckle at an unnatural angle....
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Nashville would take a lead twice, give it up twice, head to their third shootout, and grab their third shootout loss, losing to Anaheim 3-2 on a Corey Perry shootout goal. The Predators now are 1-1-3 on the season, 1-1-1 on the current road trip, and will be at Phoenix on Monday night for the fourth game of the seven game roadtrip.
The Phoenix Coyotes' stunning success last season included their first appearance in the Western Conference finals, and that came at the expense of the Nashville Predators.
Neither team has played at that level since returning from the lockout, and now the Predators are without Patric Hornqvist.
In their first meeting since facing off in the playoffs, the Coyotes and Predators...
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The Nashville Predators start their Pacific coast road trip Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks after being shutout by the St. Louis Blues, 3-0 Thursday. Anaheim is coming off of a embarrasing loss themselves Friday, losing to the Vancouver Canucks, 5-0. Both teams are looking to get their play in gear and make their drive...