Nashville 3, Anaheim 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 10, 2011 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Anaheim 8-16-2-3 6-9-1-0 2-7-1-3 L2
Nashville 14-11-3-1 5-5-2-1 9-6-1-0 W2

Recap


Roman Josi's first career NHL goal helped the Nashville Predators resume their dominance over Anaheim with a 3-2 win over the visiting Ducks on Saturday night.

With the score tied at 1-1 after a defensive 40 minutes, Josi put the Predators up on a power play at 2:33 with a slapshot from the point that fooled Anaheim netminder Dan Ellis.

Jordin Tootoo, in his return from a two-game suspension, made it 3-1 less than three minutes later with a well-placed wrist shot from the bottom of the right circle.

Anaheim's Francois Beauchemin converted a Teemu Selanne pass from the slot with 6:36 remaining, but the Predators held on from there to improve to 9-2-1 in their last 12 games against the Ducks.

Andrew Gordon opened the scoring 38 seconds into the middle period, slapping a centering pass from Brandon McMillan between the pads of Nashville netminder Pekka Rinne from a bad angle.

Nashville countered at 12:03, as Nick Spaling skated untouched into the slot and wristed a shot that beat Ellis up high.

Top Game Performances

Anaheim   Nashville
Francois Beauchemin 1 Points Jordin Tootoo 2
Francois Beauchemin 1 Goals Jordin Tootoo 1
Niklas Hagman 1 Assists Jordin Tootoo 1
N/A Power Play Goals Roman Josi 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Dan Ellis .893 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .882
Dan Ellis 25 Saves Pekka Rinne 15

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 17 2 0-2 3-4 18 17
Nashville 28 3 1-4 2-2 14 31

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play their next game at home against Calgary . The Predators have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .533 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play their next game at home against Phoenix . The Ducks have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .238 after a loss.
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