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Jan. 16-April 4, 2003: Vokoun starts 38 consecutive games to end 02-03

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Jan. 16-April 4, 2003: Vokoun starts 38 consecutive games to end 02-03
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Former Predators goaltender Tomas Vokoun holds the vast majority of the franchise’s goalie records, but one of his most impressive streaks goes largely unnoticed. Vokoun started the final 38 games of the 2002-03 season, an ironman streak that has yet to be approached by any other netminder.
 
The stretch had its fair share of ups and downs, as the Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic native backstopped a pair of four-game winning streaks and a 4-1-1 stretch in late January, but also saw the Predators go winless for the final 15 games of the year. It also saw him blank back-to-back opponents for just the second time in team history – a 5-0 rout of Columbus on Feb. 25, and a 6-0 beating of Pittsburgh two days later.

2002-03 was quite the transition for Vokoun – he started the year as Mike Dunham’s backup yet started 69 of 82 games on the season, finishing with a stellar 2.20 goals-against average and .918 save percentage. The coming-of-age season prepared Vokoun for what was to come in 2003-04, a season when he led Nashville to a franchise record in victories and the first playoff berth in franchise history.

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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