Nashville 3, Anaheim 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, October 29, 2011 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Anaheim 5-4-0-1 3-2-0-0 2-2-0-1 L1
Nashville 5-4-0-1 2-2-0-1 3-2-0-0 W2

Recap

Pekka Rinne recorded his 100th career victory in style by turning aside all 20 shots he faced as the Nashville Predators posted a 3-0 home triumph over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.

Captain Shea Weber collected a goal and an assist, Patric Hornqvist netted his second tally in as many contests and Martin Erat returned after an eight-game absence to score his first goal of the season.

With the win, Nashville has defeated Anaheim in seven of the last nine regular-season meetings. The Predators also bounced the Ducks from the Western Conference quarterfinals last season.

A Vezina Trophy finalist last season, Rinne secured his second shutout of the season and 22nd career - although he was only required to stop three shots in the third period. The 28-year-old Finn improved to 7-2-2 with a pair of shutouts in his regular-season career versus Anaheim.

Hornqvist whipped the Bridgestone Arena faithful into a frenzy as he backhanded a puck past Jonas Hiller for a goal just 14 seconds into the contest.

Erat, who had been sidelined with an upper body injury, doubled the advantage with 61 seconds remaining in the session after wiring a shot past Hiller. The tally was Erat's first since he scored in Game 3 of the conference quarterfinals.

Hiller finished with 26 saves for Anaheim, which has dropped two of three on its current seven-game road trip.

Top Game Performances

Anaheim   Nashville
N/A Points Shea Weber 2
N/A Goals Shea Weber 1
N/A Assists Ryan Suter 2
N/A Power Play Goals Shea Weber 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonas Hiller .897 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne 1.000
Jonas Hiller 26 Saves Pekka Rinne 20

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 20 0 0-1 5-6 26 22
Nashville 29 3 1-6 1-1 16 24

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play their next game on the road against Nashville . The Predators have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play their next game on the road against Columbus . The Ducks have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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