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Nashville Predators 3, New York Islanders 1
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
Monday, January 16, 2012

LEFTOVER THOUGHTS:
* Predators rookie Ryan Ellis was a team-high plus-3.
Sergei Kostitsyn has six goals on just eight shots during the calendar year of 2012. (Thanks to Seth Lake for that stat.)
* How Pekka Rinne didn’t make first star is beyond comprehension. David Legwand was voted first star and had a goal. Not two points. A goal. And it wasn’t even the game-winner. Rinne was outstanding on Monday afternoon yet was relegated to second star honors.
* All-Star defenseman Ryan Suter left the game after the first period with “an upper-body injury” and did not return. Considering he was a game-time decision coming into the contest, it was believed he was being held out for precautionary reasons (the Preds were up 3-0 at the time). However, Coach Trotz told the media after the game that Suter was “doubtful” against the New York Rangers on Tuesday.
Jordin Tootoo and Mike Fisher led all Preds skaters with four shots on goal.
* The Islanders’ Matt Moulson led all skaters with six shots.
* Nashville took three penalties compared to the Islanders’ one.
* Monday afternoon’s win was the Predators’ 12th road win of the year.
* Rinne is now 24-11-4 on the season. He hasn’t allowed more than two goals in any one game since January 5 (five games).
* The Preds netminder is 14-2-0 in his last 17 games.

THE THREE STARS OF THE GAME:
1) David Legwand (NSH)
2) Pekka Rinne (NSH)
3) Sergei Kostitsyn (NSH)