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10th: Preds top Caps for back-to-back wins over the '98 Cup finalists

Tuesday, 12.25.2007 / 1:41 PM CT / 10th Anniversary
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10th: Preds top Caps for back-to-back wins over the \'98 Cup finalists
December 26, 1998

A 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Dec. 26, 1998 signaled more than just the Nashville Predators’ first three-game winning streak.  That victory, coupled with a 5-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup-champion Detroit Red Wings on Dec. 23, meant that the expansion Predators had beaten both teams that had played in the 1998 Stanley Cup Finals three days apart.

"This team just totally amazes me," head coach Barry Trotz said. "We beat Detroit, then a couple of guys go down and we beat Washington. We keep putting parts in there and they're doing their jobs.”

The wins combined for an all-around 120-minute effort by Nashville.  Nashville’s goals came off the sticks of six different players, the Preds held the opposition’s power play scoreless on six attempts and chased both starting goaltenders – Detroit’s Chris Osgood and Washington’s Olaf Kolzig – from the games.
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 DAL 56 36 15 5 182 150 77
2 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
6 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
7 NSH 56 26 21 9 147 148 61
8 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
9 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
10 MIN 55 23 22 10 135 138 56
11 VAN 55 22 21 12 127 149 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 56 11 31 0 42
F. Forsberg 56 18 18 -7 36
S. Weber 56 15 21 -2 36
M. Ribeiro 56 6 30 3 36
J. Neal 56 21 14 19 35
M. Ekholm 56 6 19 3 25
R. Ellis 55 6 16 2 22
C. Jarnkrok 55 11 8 2 19
C. Smith 56 11 7 -1 18
R. Johansen 16 4 12 6 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 8 .902 2.57
C. Hutton 6 2 1 .924 2.10