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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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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 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
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7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
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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

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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