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10th: "Backdoor Bubba" scores OT winner vs. Detroit

Friday, 12.28.2007 / 4:10 PM CT / 10th Anniversary
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10th: \"Backdoor Bubba\" scores OT winner vs. Detroit
December 29, 2001

Andrew “Bubba” Berenzweig’s finest hour in the National Hockey League came on Dec. 29, 2001 – the Predators’ fourth season – when he capped the team’s late comeback over the rival Detroit Red Wings with one of the most memorable overtime winners in franchise history.  Berenzweig notched two assists and the game-winner to lead the Predators to their first win over the Red Wings in more than a year.

"We hadn't beaten them yet this year," Berenzweig said.  "It was big for the team and, of course, big for me.  It feels really good since it was Detroit and I went to the University of Michigan for four years."

The come-from-behind win was mounted in the final five minutes of regulation with Nashville trailing 2-0. Vitali Yachmenev tallied at 15:40 before Vladimir Orszagh tied the game while on the power play, with goalie Mike Dunham pulled, with just 65 ticks left in regulation. Berenzweig finished the comeback with his first NHL game-winner 2:20 into OT.

"I saw my forwards battling for it along the boards.  I kind of stayed out by the blue line at first," Berenzweig said.  "When I saw Orszagh was going to get the puck, I started to creep in.  I saw their player was going to step over and play Orzy.  I just kept sneaking back door and he made a great pass to me."
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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 55 35 16 4 153 127 74
2 DAL 52 33 14 5 169 137 71
3 STL 54 29 17 8 128 128 66
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 50 27 19 4 145 132 58
6 COL 54 27 23 4 146 148 58
7 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
8 NSH 52 24 20 8 130 137 56
9 MIN 51 23 19 9 126 122 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 51 20 19 12 119 138 52
12 CGY 50 22 25 3 130 147 47
13 WPG 51 22 26 3 132 148 47
14 EDM 52 21 26 5 130 151 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 52 10 27 -4 37
S. Weber 52 13 20 -6 33
J. Neal 52 18 13 16 31
M. Ribeiro 52 6 25 1 31
F. Forsberg 52 14 16 -9 30
M. Ekholm 52 6 16 1 22
R. Ellis 51 6 15 0 21
C. Smith 52 11 6 -1 17
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
C. Jarnkrok 51 8 7 -3 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 19 17 7 .903 2.51
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36