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10th: Jason York scores OT winner, Mason earns first NHL win vs. Colorado

Wednesday, 01.2.2008 / 3:48 PM CT / 10th Anniversary
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10th: Jason York scores OT winner, Mason earns first NHL win vs. Colorado
January 8, 2004

At the exact midpoint of 2003-04 season, the Nashville Predators won a statement game against one of the top teams in the Western Conference, overcoming an early two-goal deficit to beat the Colorado Avalanche, 4-3, at the Sommet Center. Defenseman Jason York provided the sudden-death heroics, while goaltender Chris Mason recorded his first NHL victory stopping 31 shots.

Mason started only because goalie Tomas Vokoun came down with the flu after starting the team’s previous 21 games. He faced a Colorado team that had won four straight and five of its last seven and came in as the NHL's best road team.

The Avs tied the game with just 15 seconds left in regulation, setting up York’s tally 1:12 into overtime.

``I thought it was going to slip away,'' Mason said. ``I was unbelievably nervous. They have an All-Star team.''

The victory was the beginning of something special, as the Predators went 8-2-2 in the next 12 games, positioning themselves for the first playoff berth in franchise history.
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  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