LEFTGOVERS: Preds vs Coyotes – Game 13


Here are your “Leftgovers” from the Nashville Predators game on Thursday night against the Phoenix Coyotes…

* Nashville went with the same lineup as Tuesday night, meaning Patric Hornqvist (injured), Brian McGrattan and Hal Gill were scratched.
* The first Coyote shot on goal came from former Predator Steve SullivanPekka Rinne made the stop.
* Coming into the night, the Predators were 11th in the league on the penalty kill.
* From the “Oops” file: FS-Tennessee aired the Lady Gaga commercial promoting her now-cancelled tour stop in Music City.
* They also aired a GnashVegas commercial on Thursday. The GnashVegas event was on Wednesday.
* During the opening frame, Martin Erat took his fourth penalty in three periods.
* Phoenix lost veteran blueliner Derek Morris after the first period. He was listed with an upper-body injury and did not return.
* Thursday night was Sullivan’s 980th career NHL game.
* If he can stay healthy from now until then, Sullivan’s milestone 1,000th game will be right here in Music City on March 28.
* With the victory, the Predators moved into sole possession of fourth place in the Western Conference.
Mike Fisher‘s third period goal was just his second tally in 13 games.
* Thanks to his two assists, Erat is now tied with Colin Wilson for the team lead in points (9).
* Nashville clicked at just 35% in the face-off dot.
* This was just the second time this year that the Predators outshot their opponent.

1) Pekka Rinne (NSH)
2) Ryan Ellis (NSH)
3) Mike Fisher (NSH)

One Comment

  1. Dirk Hoag (@Forechecker)

    February 15, 2013 at 9:48 am

    And Gabriel Bourque scored his first career power play goal just days after you asked Barry Trotz whether he should get some PP time. I think Gabby owes you a steak dinner.