10th:Kariya beats Ducks for franchise's first shootout victory

Wednesday, 10.10.2007 / 12:25 PM / 10th Anniversary
Nashville Predators
October 8, 2005

When the National Hockey League returned to action in 2005-06, several fan-friendly changes had been made to the game.  Among them was the use of the shootout to decide games that remained tied after a five-minute four-on-four overtime session.

Predators fans got their first taste of the shootout early on in 2005-06, and the scene was a dramatic one.  Nashville’s newest superstar Paul Kariya, who joined the Predators as a free agent during the summer of 2005, scored the game-deciding shootout goal against the Anaheim Ducks, the team he starred on for nine seasons.

Yanic Perreault provided both of the Preds’ regulation goals, setting the stage for Kariya’s heroics. Anaheim’s Teemu Selanne, Sergei Fedorov and Andy McDonald were all stoned by Nashville goalie Tomas Vokoun in their breakaway attempts, while Anaheim goalie J.S. Giguere stopped Steve Sullivan and Marek Zidlicky before Kariya lit the lamp. The 3-2 victory was the second win in a stretch of eight consecutive victories to start the season for the Predators.
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
S. Weber 79 23 33 -2 56
P. Hornqvist 76 22 31 1 53
C. Smith 79 24 28 16 52
M. Fisher 75 20 29 -4 49
R. Josi 72 13 27 -2 40
M. Cullen 77 10 29 4 39
C. Wilson 81 11 22 -1 33
N. Spaling 71 13 19 2 32
R. Ellis 80 6 21 9 27
G. Bourque 74 9 17 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Hutton 20 11 4 .910 2.62
D. Dubnyk 11 18 3 .891 3.43

 
 

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