Nashville 5, Dallas 4

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, February 25, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 9-8-2-0 4-3-1-0 5-5-1-0 L1
Nashville 9-6-1-4 5-2-0-3 4-4-1-1 W1

Recap


Predators 5, Stars 4 (OT): Defenseman Roman Josi capped a career-high four-point performance with his second goal of the night 28 seconds into overtime as host Nashville rallied for its second win in six games.

With Jaromir Jagr heading to the bench for a change after breaking his stick, the Predators stormed into the offensive zone and took advantage of a short-handed Dallas squad. Sergei Kostitsyn dished the puck to Josi, whose blast from above the left faceoff circle deflected off the stick of Jamie Benn and past Dallas netminder Cristopher Nilstorp.

Craig Smith, Mike Fisher and Patric Hornqvist also scored, Kostitsyn and captain Shea Weber added two assists apiece and Pekka Rinne made 20 saves for Nashville, which had been shut out in its previous two contests.

Loui Eriksson had a goal and an assist, Matt Fraser, Reilly Smith and Vernon Fiddler added goals and Nilstorp stopped 26 shots for the Stars. Michael Ryder recorded three assists for Dallas, which has won just once in four games (1-2-1).

Nashville carried a 1-0 lead into the second period, when Dallas erupted for four goals - including two during a double-minor on Fisher for high-sticking. Hornqvist got the Predators within one goal during a power play with 6:17 remaining in the period and Fisher atoned for his infraction at 8:22 of the third, splitting the defense and slipping a backhander between Nilstorp's pads.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Stars D Trevor Daley returned to the lineup after missing two games with a neck injury. He registered one shot and blocked one in just over 19 minutes of ice time. ... Weber, who was playing in his 500th game, was clipped on the side of the nose by teammate Martin Erat's stick in the second period but did not miss a shift. ... The Predators have been involved in a league-leading 10 games that have gone beyond regulation. They are 5-5 in those contests.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Nashville
Michael Ryder 3 Points Roman Josi 4
Loui Eriksson 1 Goals Roman Josi 2
Michael Ryder 3 Assists Roman Josi 2
Loui Eriksson 1 Power Play Goals Patric Hornqvist 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cristopher Nilstorp .839 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .833
Cristopher Nilstorp 26 Saves Pekka Rinne 20

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 24 4 2-4 3-4 15 26
Nashville 31 5 1-4 2-4 15 31

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play their next game on the road against Nashville . The Predators have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Columbus . The Stars have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .556 after a loss.