Dallas 6, Nashville 3

Friday, December 23, 2011 8:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Nashville 18-13-3-1 9-5-2-1 9-8-1-0 L1
Dallas 20-13-0-1 11-5-0-1 9-8-0-0 W1


Michael Ryder collected a goal and two assists and Loui Eriksson, Mike Ribeiro and Steve Ott each added a goal and an assist as the Dallas Stars went into the holiday break with a 6-3 victory over the visiting Nashville Predators on Friday.

Vernon Fiddler and Jamie Benn each chipped in a tally for the Stars, who have won five of their last seven games behind rookie goaltender Richard Bachman.

The Predators fell into an early 3-0 hole in the first period, when Fiddler, Eriksson and Ott scored within three minutes of each other against Pekka Rinne. That ended Rinne’s night, as Anders Lindback came on in relief 12:30 into the contest.

Nashville, which recovered from a 5-2 deficit to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, cut it to 3-2 in the second period but Ribeiro scored on a one-timer from a bad angle with 5:50 left in the period to push it back to a two-goal edge.

David Legwand drew the Predators within 4-3 on a power play in the third but Benn recorded his ninth goal 30 seconds later and Ryder capped it off with an unassisted tally on an empty net with 2:07 to play.

Top Game Performances

Nashville   Dallas
Martin Erat 1 Points Michael Ryder 3
Martin Erat 1 Goals Michael Ryder 1
Blake Geoffrion 1 Assists Michael Ryder 2
Martin Erat 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Anders Lindback .905 Save Percentage Richard Bachman .919
Anders Lindback 19 Saves Richard Bachman 34

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Nashville 37 3 2-5 3-3 6 29
Dallas 29 6 0-3 3-5 10 28

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play its next game on the road against St. Louis. The Stars have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Nashville will play its next game at home against Detroit. The Predators have a W/L % of .474 after a win and .562 after a loss.
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