Nashville 4, Philadelphia 2

Saturday, January 14, 2012 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 26-13-2-2 10-6-1-1 16-7-1-1 L1
Nashville 25-15-3-1 14-7-2-1 11-8-1-0 W4


Martin Erat, Sergei Kostitsyn and Mike Fisher each notched a goal and an assist as the Nashville Predators extended their winning streak to four games with a 4-2 home victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Nick Spaling also scored and Pekka Rinne made 36 saves for Nashville, which has won 10 of 12 at home and seven of eight overall.

Erat gave the Predators a 1-0 lead when his shot from the right faceoff circle sailed between teammate Patric Hornqvist's legs in front and past a screened Ilya Bryzgalov during a power play with 58 seconds remaining in the first period.

Bryzgalov was screened again with 9 1/2 minutes left in the second as Kostitsyn scored from the top of the slot following a turnover by Philadelphia rookie Brayden Schenn.

Spaling put Nashville ahead 3-1 when Jordin Tootoo's backhanded pass caromed off his body and into the net 4 1/2 minutes into the third. Fisher sealed the win with an empty-net goal in the final minute.

Rookie Sean Couturier and Wayne Simmonds each registered a goal and an assist for the Flyers, who completed a 2-2-0 road trip. Couturier extended his goal-scoring streak to four games after going 21 contests without a tally.

Philadelphia failed to earn a point for just the second time in 10 meetings with Nashville (3-2-5).

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Nashville
Sean Couturier 2 Points Martin Erat 2
Sean Couturier 1 Goals Martin Erat 1
Sean Couturier 1 Assists Martin Erat 1
N/A Power Play Goals Martin Erat 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ilya Bryzgalov .875 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .947
Ilya Bryzgalov 21 Saves Pekka Rinne 36

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 38 2 0-2 2-3 6 32
Nashville 25 4 1-3 2-2 4 26

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play its next game on the road against NY Islanders. The Predators have a W/L % of .560 after a win and .579 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play its next game at home against Minnesota. The Flyers have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .706 after a loss.
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