Nashville 3, Arizona 0

Thursday, February 14, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 6-6-1-1 4-3-1-0 2-3-0-1 L1
Nashville 7-3-1-3 3-1-0-2 4-2-1-1 W2


Predators 3, Coyotes 0: Pekka Rinne made 19 saves for his second straight shutout and third in his last four starts as host Nashville avenged an early-season loss to Phoenix.

Rinne, who stopped 32 shots against Los Angeles last Thursday and 25 against San Jose on Tuesday, hasn’t allowed a goal in his last 135 minutes, 33 seconds. Gabriel Bourque, Nick Spaling and Mike Fisher scored third-period goals for the Predators.

Mike Smith made 26 saves for the Coyotes, who defeated Nashville 4-0 at home on Jan. 28. Phoenix was held without a goal for the first time this season.

After neither team could score through two periods, Martin Erat’s centering attempt on a power play early in the third deflected off Bourque’s skate and past Smith to give Nashville the lead. Spaling fired a high wrist shot from the right faceoff dot that eluded Smith’s glove to extend the lead midway through the period.

Rinne robbed former teammate Steve Sullivan with his glove on a backhand shot with just under four minutes remaining to preserve his 28th career shutout. Shortly after, Fisher made it 3-0 when he one-timed defenseman Ryan Ellis’ pass from the slot for his second goal of the season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rinne has five shutouts in 16 career starts against Phoenix. … Coyotes D Keith Yandle had a team-high four shots. … Nashville finished 1-for-2 on the power play, scoring with the man advantage for the first time in four games.  

Top Game Performances

Arizona   Nashville
N/A Points Martin Erat 2
N/A Goals Gabriel Bourque 1
N/A Assists Martin Erat 2
N/A Power Play Goals Gabriel Bourque 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mike Smith .897 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne 1.000
Mike Smith 26 Saves Pekka Rinne 19

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Arizona 19 0 0-4 1-2 4 30
Nashville 29 3 1-2 4-4 8 16

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play its next game at home against Anaheim. The Predators have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play its next game at home against Columbus. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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