Minnesota 3, Nashville 2

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Nashville 10-7-3-1 4-3-2-1 6-4-1-0 L3
Minnesota 13-5-2-1 8-2-1-0 5-3-1-1 W5


Kyle Brodziak scored the go-ahead goal on a power play in the third period as the Minnesota Wild rallied to earn their fifth straight win with a 3-2 triumph over the visiting Nashville Predators on Wednesday.

Dany Heatley netted his sixth goal of the season and Cal Clutterbuck’s shorthanded tally proved to be the game-winner for the Wild, who have won 10 of their last 12.

The Predators grabbed the early lead when Jordin Tootoo scored his second goal at the 5:21 mark of the first period. The game would remain that way until the third period, when Minnesota finally figured out Pekka Rinne.

Heatley tied it at the 1:05 mark, taking a feed from Mikko Koivu and slapping a shot over Rinne’s right shoulder.

Brodziak struck at the 9:39 mark, taking advantage of defenseman Ryan Suter’s slashing penalty with his fifth tally. Clutterbuck provided the breathing room with the Wild down a man. The Ontario native got an assist from Koivu and wristed a shot past Rinne on the glove side.

Suter would draw Nashville back within a goal 38 seconds later on the power play, but Josh Harding held them off the rest of the way. Harding finished with 23 saves.

Top Game Performances

Nashville   Minnesota
Jordin Tootoo 2 Points Mikko Koivu 2
Jordin Tootoo 1 Goals Kyle Brodziak 1
Jordin Tootoo 1 Assists Mikko Koivu 2
Ryan Suter 1 Power Play Goals Kyle Brodziak 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Cal Clutterbuck 1
Pekka Rinne .900 Save Percentage Josh Harding .920
Pekka Rinne 27 Saves Josh Harding 23

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Nashville 25 2 1-6 5-6 14 27
Minnesota 30 3 1-6 5-6 14 29

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play its next game at home against Edmonton. The Wild have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Nashville will play its next game on the road against Detroit. The Predators have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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