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After the bump, get your daily dose of post-game potpourri from last night’s game against Dallas:
Predators Game Update (Via the Nashville Predators PR Department)
The Predators have gone to overtime or a shootout in an NHL-high 10 of their first 20 games in 2012-13. Last season, the Preds didn’t hit their tenth extra-time game until contest No. 43 (Jan. 12, 2012 vs. Colorado).
By forcing overtime, the team has now earned at least a point in 14 of the 15 games in which they’ve scored a goal. With the win, Nashville evened its record to 5-5 in extra time (3-1 in OT; 2-4 in the shootout).
Nashville scored its first 5-on-3 powerplay goal of the season (Hornqvist).
The Predators improved to 7-0-5 when scoring first.
The Predators outshot their opponent for a third straight game and for the sixth time this season (31-24). The team has averaged 30.7 shots per game in its last six outings, while allowing only 25.7.
Shea Weber played in his 500th NHL regular-season game. He becomes the sixth player with 500 games for the Predators (Legwand, Erat, Timonen, Suter, Johnson). Weber’s seven shots on goal were a season high for the captain.
Mike Fisher’s third-period goal to tie the game was the 200th goal of his career (33 with Nashville).
With an assist on Patric Hornqvist’s goal, Roman Josi secured his second career multi-point game (two assists one year ago today; Feb. 25, 2012 vs. San Jose). An assist on Fisher’s goal gave the Swiss blueliner his first three-point game on North American soil (six two-point efforts in 74 career AHL games), while the game-winning goal in OT pushed his career-best performance to two goals and four points – the first time this season a Predator has scored four points in a game.
Rich Clune earned his first assist in a Preds uniform on Craig Smith’s first-period goal.
Patric Hornqvist’s goal at 13:43 of the second period was his first since returning from injury on Feb. 18 (missed 10 games) and the team’s first 5-on-3 powerplay goal of the season.
Shea Weber has eight points (3g-5a) in his last seven games. Colin Wilson has eight points (2g-6a) in his last eight games. Sergei Kostitsyn has six points in his last six games (1g-5a). Mike Fisher has four points (2g-2a) in his last five games.
Attendance: 17,113 (23rd consecutive sellout)
Three Stars: 1) R. Josi 2) M. Ryder 3) P. Hornqvist
STAT LEADERS FOR THE PREDATORS AS OF FEBRUARY 26, 2013
Goals – Colin Wilson (5)
Assists – Colin Wilson (10)
Points – Colin Wilson (15)
Plus/Minus – Sergei Kostitsyn (+7)
Penalty Minutes – Richard Clune (35)
Powerplay Points – Patric Hornqvist/Ryan Ellis (T – 2)
Game-winning Goals – Gabriel Bourque (2)
Shooting Percentage – Colin Wilson (21.7%)
Wins – Pekka Rinne (8)
GAA – Pekka Rinne (1.90)
Save Percentage – Pekka Rinne (.926)
Shutouts – Pekka Rinne (3)
BEST OF MAXIM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 27, 2013) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that forward Brian McGrattan has cleared waivers and been assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).
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Dallas Stars (9-8-1, 19 pts) @ Nashville Predators (8-6-5, 21 pts)
7:00 PM CT
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
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