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LEFTGOVERS: Preds vs Ducks – Game 14

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Here are your “Leftgovers” from the Nashville Predators game on Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks…

LEFTOVER THOUGHTS:
* If he retires after this season, last night was Teemu Selanne‘s final game in Nashville. Unless of course the Ducks meet the Preds in the playoffs.
* There have now been 20 straight sellouts at Bridgestone Arena, dating back to last season.
Brian McGrattan is with the Milwaukee Admirals but was still “scratched” for Saturday night’s contest. Due to the “conditioning” status of the move, he remains on the Predators’ roster.
* In his two games with Milwaukee, McGrattan has taken four shots and has only been assessed one minor penalty.
Patric Hornqvist (injured) and Brandon Yip were also scratched for Nashville.
Hal Gill returned to the Nashville lineup after being a healthy scratch the last two games.
Pekka Rinne‘s shutout streak ended at 155:06, a new career high.
* Nashville’s 14 shots in the first period tied a season high.
* This was the fifth Saturday game this season for the Preds. All five have gone to overtime.
* Anaheim is now 6-2-1 this season when they allow the first goal of the game.
* Shea Weber finished with six shots on goal, three blocked shots and four missed shots. That’s a grand total of 13 shots attempted.
* Weber’s goal was the 100th of his NHL career.
* Sergei Kostitsyn‘s assist on the goal was his 100th career assist.
* Ducks blueliners Toni Lydman and Luca Sbisa were each a minus-2, the lowest rating for either team.
* David Legwand had the highest rating among all skaters. He finished a plus-2.
* Colin Wilson took sole possession of the team lead in scoring (10) thanks to an assist on Legwand’s tally.
* Speaking of Wilson, Saturday night was his 200th career NHL game.
* Nashville went 0-for-5 on the power play.
* The Predators won 59% of their faceoffs.

MY THREE STARS (as voted on with 5:15 remaining in regulation):
1) Shea Weber (NSH)
2) Pekka Rinne (NSH)
3) Viktor Fasth (ANA)

THE THREE STARS OF THE GAME:
1) Shea Weber (NSH)
2) Patrick Maroon (ANA)
3) Viktor Fasth (ANA)