Game 5 - First Period

Saturday, 05.07.2011 / 7:22 PM

Thoughts and views from the first period at Rogers Arena...

 - Loud building here at the outset. Very important for the Preds to weather this first seven/10 minutes of the game. Been a sloppy start by both teams at the start -- several offsides and pucks out of play, a lot of stop and go and not much flow to the beginning of the game. (ed note: 1-1 game after the first 10 minutes; Nashville's started to compete a lot better as the period has moved along)

 - Preds lines to open the game (in order of their first shifts) -- all four lines took shifts in the opening two-plus minutes of the game
      Legwand centering Erat and Ward
      Fisher centering Hornqvist and Kostitsyn
      Spaling centering Tootoo and Wilson
      Geoffrion centering Dumont and Halischuk
** note: Erat and Kostitsyn appear to have switched lines mid-way through the period (the Erat-Fisher-Hornqvist trio has been doing strong work on their first few shifts together, battling well on the boards, getting in on the forecheck, etc.)

 - Big save by Rinne around a minute and a half into the game denying the Lapierre line on a scramble at the top of the goal crease. Rinne made an even better save on a Burrows breakaway eight minutes in.

 - Luongo hasn't looked all that sharp when the action's been around his end; the Preds have missed out on some prime rebound opportunities and also missed the net on a couple of shifts when Luongo wasn't in prime position.

 - Excellent play by Ward on Nashville's shorthanded goal; cleared the zone and patiently waited for Legwand to split the center seam before feathering a pass to Legwand for the breakaway.

 - No chance for Rinne on the equalizer; puck hopped over Blum's stick in the neutral zone heading into the Nashville end -- Blum was unable to recover and Franson wasn't able to cut off the passing lane.

 - Due to a scoreboard malfunction in the arena, both the shot clock and time left in the period are not being displayed in arena; reduced to in-arena announcements during stoppages of play.


 



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