Nashville 4, NY Rangers 1

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Nashville 14-14-0-3 6-6-0-2 8-8-0-1 W1
NY Rangers 15-16-1-0 5-8-1-0 10-8-0-0 L3

Recap



Predators 4, Rangers 1: Fourth-liner Richard Clune collected a goal and assist for his first points of the season and Carter Hutton made 28 saves in his first start in exactly one month as visiting Nashville snapped a five-game winless skid (0-4-1).

Paul Gaustad had an empty-net goal and two assists to double his season point total. Fellow fourth-liner Matt Hendricks scored a goal and set up another and Nick Spaling also tallied for the Predators, who avenged a 2-0 home setback to New York on Nov. 23. 

Rick Nash scored for his 600th career point and Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 22 shots for the Rangers, who have dropped three straight (0-2-1) to begin their franchise-high nine-game homestand and nine of 14 at home this season (5-8-1). To add injury to insult, captain Ryan Callahan suffered a knee sprain midway through the first period and did not return.

After Spaling's one-timer from the slot opened the scoring 6:15 into the first period, Clune doubled the advantage just over four minutes later. Clune accepted a saucer pass from Hendricks and fended off New York's Dominic Moore before backhanding the puck past Lundqvist.

Nash trimmed the deficit 6:38 into the second period after reeling in Brad Richards' pass before using his long reach to tuck the puck past the extended pad of Hutton. Hendricks regained the two-goal edge 2:38 into the third after converting a centering feed from Gaustad.

GAME NOTEBOOK: With his team trailing 2-1, New York C Derick Brassard hit the right post in the final two minutes of the second period. ... Callahan was injured after checking Nashville D Victor Bartley near the boards, but got his legs tangled up in the process. ... The Predators failed on their two power-play opportunities and fell to 0-for-16 in their last six games.

Top Game Performances

Nashville   NY Rangers
Paul Gaustad 3 Points Rick Nash 1
Paul Gaustad 1 Goals Rick Nash 1
Paul Gaustad 2 Assists Derick Brassard 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Carter Hutton .966 Save Percentage Henrik Lundqvist .880
Carter Hutton 28 Saves Henrik Lundqvist 22

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Nashville 26 4 0-2 2-2 4 31
NY Rangers 29 1 0-2 2-2 4 24

Upcoming Games

  • NY Rangers will play its next game at home against Columbus. The Rangers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .588 after a loss.
  • Nashville will play its next game at home against Dallas. The Predators have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .444 after a loss.