Nashville 2, Calgary 1

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Calgary 14-14-1-1 8-5-1-1 6-9-0-0 L1
Nashville 15-11-3-1 6-5-2-1 9-6-1-0 W3


Colin Wilson's goal early in the third period lifted the host Nashville Predators to a 2-1 victory over Calgary on Tuesday, halting the Flames' three-game winning streak.

With the game knotted 1-1 after 40 minutes, the Predators took the lead on a man advantage 3:31 into the third period. Craig Smith's snapshot from the slot was stopped by Calgary netminder Miikka Kiprusoff, but Wilson swooped in to bang home the rebound for his eighth goal of the year.

Calgary had a handful of chances to draw even in the final two minutes, but Nashville's Pekka Rinne made three saves from point-blank range as the Predators won their third straight one-goal game.

Nashville's Matt Halischuk opened the scoring 11:43 into the game, backhanding a loose puck past Kiprusoff after a Calgary defender blocked Brian McGrattan's initial shot.

Calgary drew even at 6:12 of the second period on a great individual effort from Curtis Glencross. The veteran forward stickhandled through Nashville's defense and into the low slot before lifting a backhand over Rinne's glove.

Top Game Performances

Calgary   Nashville
Curtis Glencross 1 Points Matt Halischuk 1
Curtis Glencross 1 Goals Matt Halischuk 1
Derek Smith 1 Assists Roman Josi 1
N/A Power Play Goals Colin Wilson 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Miikka Kiprusoff .956 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .972
Miikka Kiprusoff 43 Saves Pekka Rinne 35

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 36 1 0-1 2-3 6 27
Nashville 45 2 1-3 1-1 2 32

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play its next game at home against Detroit. The Predators have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .533 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play its next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Flames have a W/L % of .267 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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