Anaheim 3, Nashville 2

Saturday, February 16, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Anaheim 11-2-0-1 4-1-0-0 7-1-0-1 W4
Nashville 7-3-1-4 3-1-0-3 4-2-1-1 L1


Ducks 3, Predators 2 (SO): Corey Perry scored the decisive goal in the third round of the shootout and Viktor Fasth turned aside 32 shots to win for the eighth time in as many NHL starts as Anaheim capped its season-high six-game road trip in grand style.

Matt Beleskey scored for the second straight contest and Patrick Maroon netted his first NHL goal. The Ducks, who finished the trek with a 5-1-0 mark, have defeated Nashville twice this season after losing the previous six meetings.

Captain Shea Weber recorded his 100th career goal and David Legwand also tallied as the Predators fell for the second time in nine outings. Pekka Rinne finished with 20 saves but saw his shutout streak end at a personal-best 155 minutes, 6 seconds.

After Perry netted the decisive tally in a 3-2 shootout win over Nashville on Jan. 26, history repeated itself on Saturday. Nick Bonino and Craig Smith traded tallies in the first and second rounds, respectively, before Perry backhanded the puck past Rinne. Gabriel Bourque shot wide on Nashville's final attempt, ending the contest.

Weber gave Nashville a 2-1 lead midway through the second period, when his wrist shot sailed past a screened Fasth. The tally was Weber's first of the season, but Maroon leveled the contest by redirecting Kyle Palmieri's wrist shot.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Nashville D Jonathon Blum, who is an Orange County native, was credited with an assist after Legwand cleaned up his rebound to open the scoring. ... Predators C Colin Wilson was playing in his 200th career game. ... Chicago Bears QB and former Vanderbilt star Jay Cutler received a mixed reaction of cheers and boos upon being featured on the Jumbotron. Cutler didn't visibly react to the noise.

Top Game Performances

Anaheim   Nashville
Matt Beleskey 1 Points David Legwand 1
Matt Beleskey 1 Goals David Legwand 1
Bryan Allen 1 Assists Jonathon Blum 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Viktor Fasth .941 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .909
Viktor Fasth 32 Saves Pekka Rinne 20

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 22 3 0-2 5-5 10 26
Nashville 34 2 0-5 2-2 4 37

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play its next game on the road against Colorado. The Predators have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play its next game at home against Columbus. The Ducks have a W/L % of .700 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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