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10th: Steve Sullivan debuts with a hat trick vs. San Jose

Friday, 02.15.2008 / 5:04 PM CT / 10th Anniversary
By Kevin Wilson  - Nashville Predators
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10th: Steve Sullivan debuts with a hat trick vs. San Jose

February 18, 2004

Steve Sullivan started his tenure as a Nashville Predator with a bang, recording a hat trick and assisting on another goal to lead his new team to a 7-4 stomping of San Jose at the Sommet Center.

"It's the kid in me that just loves scoring goals," said Sullivan, acquired from Chicago less than 48 hours before his debut. "You always hope for nights like these, but they are never easy. They usually come few and far between. I'm just happy the team got the win. That was my main objective."

New linemate Scott Walker and defenseman Marek Zidlicky assisted on the trio of goals, all of which came on the power play. All three used the outburst as a rallying cry – Walker had 10 points (2g-10a) in three games, Zidlicky pitched in six helpers in three contests, and Sullivan his five-goal, five-assist explosion to earn NHL Offensive Player of the Week honors.

"To be relaxed and to stay calm were the big things for me in my first game," Sullivan said. "It was like any other game this season. I just wanted to keep things simple."

Entering the 2007-08 campaign, Sullivan had racked up 158 points (62g-96a) in just 150 games making him the only Predator ever to average more than a point a game. He is the only player in franchise history to record three hat tricks, and his 2005-06 goal total of 31 was tied for the highest ever.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Wilson 14 5 8 8 13
R. Josi 14 1 8 -6 9
R. Johansen 14 4 4 0 8
J. Neal 14 4 4 1 8
M. Fisher 14 5 2 -1 7
M. Ekholm 14 3 4 2 7
S. Weber 14 3 4 -7 7
R. Ellis 14 0 6 0 6
F. Forsberg 14 2 2 -11 4
M. Salomaki 14 1 1 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 7 7 0 .906 2.63
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .667 3.00