San Jose 3, Nashville 1

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Jose 4-3-0-0 1-2-0-0 3-1-0-0 W3
Nashville 3-4-0-1 0-2-0-1 3-2-0-0 L1


Joe Pavelski scored to snap a tie with just under six minutes remaining in the third period as the San Jose Sharks continued their impressive road trip with a 3-1 triumph over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.
Pavelski tallied again just over 4 1/2 minutes later and Calder Trophy finalist Logan Couture netted a shorthanded goal for his second in as many contests for San Jose.
Antti Niemi turned aside 19 shots for the Sharks, who improved to 3-0-0 on their four-game road trip and recorded their 15th victory in 20 meetings against the Predators.
Only 57 seconds after rookie Craig Smith tied the game 1-1, Pavelski regained the lead for San Jose after backhanding a shot past Pekka Rinne with 5:51 remaining. Pavelski added his fourth goal in three contests and sixth of the season.
With defenseman Justin Braun in the box serving a holding penalty, Martin Havlat skated up the ice and wristed a shot from just inside the blue line. Rinne made the initial save, but Couture cleaned up the rebound and tucked the puck past the Vezina Trophy finalist with 5:38 remaining in the first period.
Rinne finished with 33 saves for Nashville, which fell to 0-2-1 at home this season. The Predators have dropped five of their last six overall (1-4-1).

Top Game Performances

San Jose   Nashville
Joe Pavelski 2 Points Craig Smith 1
Joe Pavelski 2 Goals Craig Smith 1
Patrick Marleau 2 Assists Mike Fisher 1
N/A Power Play Goals Craig Smith 1
Logan Couture 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Antti Niemi .950 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .943
Antti Niemi 19 Saves Pekka Rinne 33

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 36 3 0-2 3-4 8 30
Nashville 20 1 1-4 2-2 4 35

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play its next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Predators have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • San Jose will play its next game on the road against Detroit. The Sharks have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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