Nashville 5, Minnesota 4

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Nashville 31-16-3-1 16-7-2-1 15-9-1-0 W5
Minnesota 24-19-2-5 13-7-1-2 11-12-1-3 L1


Mike Fisher scored twice in the final three minutes to cap a spectacular comeback as the visiting Nashville Predators rallied for a stunning 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.

The Predators scored four goals in the final 10:38 to erase a 4-1 lead and extended their winning streak to five games.

Patric Hornqvist and Fisher scored 21 seconds apart to tie the game at 4-4 with 3:00 to play before Fisher delivered the game-winner with 21 seconds left to give Nashville its 13th win in 15 games.

It was the fifth and sixth goals scored by Fisher in a five-game points streak.

Goaltender Pekka Rinne was the beneficiary, turning aside 21 shots to win a franchise-record and career-best 10th consecutive start. Rinne had permitted only 12 goals during his previous nine games.

Matt Halischuk and Brandon Yip each had a goal and assist for the Predators.

Dany Heatley had his first two-goal of the season and added an assist for Minnesota, which held leads of 3-0 and 4-1 after Kyle Brodziak scored 16 seconds into the final period.

Top Game Performances

Nashville   Minnesota
Mike Fisher 2 Points Dany Heatley 3
Mike Fisher 2 Goals Dany Heatley 2
Matt Halischuk 1 Assists Matt Cullen 2
N/A Power Play Goals Dany Heatley 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Pekka Rinne .840 Save Percentage Josh Harding .833
Pekka Rinne 21 Saves Josh Harding 25

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Nashville 30 5 0-1 0-1 4 32
Minnesota 25 4 1-1 1-1 4 37

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play its next game on the road against Colorado. The Wild have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .346 after a loss.
  • Nashville will play its next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Predators have a W/L % of .613 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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