Short of the season opener, this was probably the most anticipated game for Nashville Predators fans early in the 2013 season. Ryan Suter, the All-Star defenseman who misled the only franchise he’d ever known before signing with the Minnesota Wild on July 4, 2012, was finally going to play his old team.
They say the ultimate revenge in sports is to win. In front of 17,540, the Predators did just that besting the Wild, 3-1, on Tuesday night in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Nick Spaling, Martin Erat and David Legwand would get the goals for Nashville in the victory.
Chris Mason, getting his first start in a Predators sweater since April 2008, turned aside 29 Minnesota shots en route to his first win of the season, 59th as a Predator and 137th of his NHL career. While he only gave up a single goal, the Red Deer, Alberta, native didn’t look his best. He constantly gave up rebounds, fumbled a couple routine glove saves and even looked uncomfortable in his own net at times. Of course, the best tim...