Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 1/22/13
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Genevieve Ross Martin Erat’s game-winning goal at 11:45 of the third period would be the difference maker for Nashville as the Predators got their first win of the season, first road win of the year, and topped the Minnesota Wild tonight 3-1. Tonight’s matchup was the first time the Predators and Ryan Suter had met since Suter’s departure to the Wild over the summer. While it may have been bittersweet before the puck dropped, things quickly changed pace. He and Jared Spurgeon both finished the game a -2 and Suter has yet to record a point since donning the red and green sweater. The Wild got their only goal of the game 6:02 into the first as Dany Heatley shot from the point and Kevin Klein, in an attempt to glove down the puck, inadvertently knocked it down and past Predators goaltender Chris Mason instead for a 1-0 Minnesota lead. Nashville would tie the game 10 minutes later. Kevin Klein would get a bit of redemption with a blue line shot that bounced off o...
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