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10th: Nashville beats Detroit during ice storm in Music City

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10th: Nashville beats Detroit during ice storm in Music City
December 23, 1998

The Predators gave the Nashville fans who braved an ice storm an early Christmas present in 1998 when they defeated the two-time defending Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings, 5-3, in a high-scoring spirited affair.

Trailing 1-0, the Preds rallied for four straight scores.  Both Scott Walker and Cliff Ronning tallied two goals each for Nashville, while Patric Kjellberg, Sebastian Bordeleau and Andrew Brunette pitched in a pair of assists each. It was the first time in franchise history the Preds hosted the Wings, and was the only victory for the expansion franchise against the defending champs during their inaugural season.

With starting netminder Mike Dunham on the shelf due to injury, Tomas Vokoun got the nod in net, stopping and impressive 50 of 53 shots in the victory. The save total still stands as the second-highest in a single game by a Nashville goaltender.
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61