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10th: Preds score four in third to beat Detroit, 4-3; begins run to 2004 playoffs

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10th: Preds score four in third to beat Detroit, 4-3; begins run to 2004 playoffs
November 8, 2003

Over the course of an 82-game season, it’s not very often that a team can point to one game as a defining moment.  For the 2003-04 Nashville Predators, however, it goes back to one November night at the Joe.

The Predators staged one of the most dramatic comebacks in franchise history in the most unlikely of places, rallying from a 3-0 deficit with four scores in the final 20 minutes. It became a 4-3 win in regulation at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, a place where Nashville had posted a record of 1-10-3 in 14 all-time trips up to that point.
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The first of four third-period goals came from the stick of Vladimir Orszagh at 6:47, energizing the Nashville attack.  The Predators began to funnel players to the net, creating traffic, and Nashville fired a total of 20 shots on Detroit goalie Curtis Joseph in the third.  Martin Erat scored at 11:57, Scott Hartnell tied the game at 16:26 and Scott Walker notched the game-winner, completing the comeback with just 57 seconds remaining.

"It's as well as we've played for a short period – 20 minutes," head coach Barry Trotz said. "That might be our best period for passion, determination and those things. The guys were determined they were going to make something happen."

After a slow start to the season had put the Preds into a 4-8-1 hole, the victory over the Red Wings sparked a run of 10 wins in their next 12 games and vaulted Nashville towards the first playoff berth in franchise history.

"We came out and played an unbelievable period," goaltender Tomas Vokoun said. "It just shows that we have it in us."
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 54 21 28 5 132 164 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 53 10 27 -2 37
S. Weber 53 14 21 -4 35
F. Forsberg 53 15 18 -6 33
M. Ribeiro 53 6 27 3 33
J. Neal 53 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 53 6 16 3 22
R. Ellis 52 6 15 2 21
C. Smith 53 11 6 -1 17
C. Jarnkrok 52 9 7 0 16
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 17 7 .904 2.50
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36