LEFTGOVERS: Preds vs Sharks – Game 12

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Here are your “Leftgovers” from the Nashville Predators game on Tuesday night against the San Jose Sharks…

LEFTOVER THOUGHTS:
Brent Burns and Scott Gomez were scratched for San Jose.
Patric Hornqvist (injured), Brian McGrattan and Hal Gill were scratches for the Predators.
* McGrattan was in an interested scratch because, as Ryan Porth reported earlier today, Nashville’s resident muscle is wearing a jaw protector for the next few games. Therefore, he can’t fight. So, therefore, his role is extremely limited. So, therefore, McGrattan could have filled that role.
Matt Halischuk played in his first game since February 2.
* The Predators have now earned a point in 10 of their 13 games this season.
* In every game Nashville has scored a goal in this season, they’ve gotten at least a point.
Kevin Klein led all Predators in shots (4).
* He also led in blocked shots (4).
Martin Erat took three penalties on Tuesday night. All came in the second period. All were back-to-back-to-back.
* The Preds won 61% of their draws.
* San Jose mustered just four shots on goal during their six power plays.
* This was the first time Nashville has gone with just six defensemen since January 31.

MY THREE STARS (as voted on with 4:55 remaining in regulation):
1) Pekka Rinne (NSH)
2) Antti Niemi (SJ)
3) Gabriel Bourque (NSH)

THE THREE STARS OF THE GAME:
1) Pekka Rinne (NSH)
2) Colin Wilson (NSH)
3) Antti Niemi (SJ)