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10th: Vokoun stops 41 shots in Preds 3-1 win vs. Vancouver

Tuesday, 03.4.2008 / 7:18 AM CT / 10th Anniversary
By Kevin Wilson  - Nashville Predators
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10th: Vokoun stops 41 shots in Preds 3-1 win vs. Vancouver
March 2, 2006

The Nashville Predators scored three unanswered goals to overcome a 1-0 deficit and top the Vancouver Canucks by a 3-1 score, but it was Tomas Vokoun's stellar play in net that secured the win. Vokoun stopped 41-of-42 shots to earn his 29th victory of the season in addition to first-star honors.

"Talk about a gold-medal performance, that was a gold-medal performance," head coach Barry Trotz said of Vokoun's play. "He made the big saves when we needed it. At the start of the second period I thought he was great because if they get two goals there we're probably not sitting here saying, 'Hey, we got the win.'”

Yanic Perreault kick-started the Preds offense at 17:01 of the second period, and Greg Johnson netted the game winner just 45 seconds into the third. Mike Sillinger added an insurance marker less than six minutes later.

"I think we showed a lot of character tonight," said Sillinger. "Tomas, obviously the backbone of our hockey club, was fantastic tonight. He's the reason why we won the game."

The win also sparked one of the most impressive runs in franchise history to that point – the Predators earned at least a point in each of their next 10 games, outscoring opponents 36-19.
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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
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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
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