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10th: Kariya tallies four assists in playoff opener vs. San Jose

Tuesday, 03.11.2008 / 3:39 AM CT / 10th Anniversary
By Kevin Wilson  - Nashville Predators
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10th: Kariya tallies four assists in playoff opener vs. San Jose
April 21, 2006

In his first playoff game in a Predators uniform, Paul Kariya made quick work of a number of franchise postseason records by assisting on each of Nashville’s four power play goals in a 4-3 victory over the visiting San Jose Sharks. The victory gave the Preds a 1-0 advantage in their 2006 Western Conference Quarterfinal series.

Adam Hall notched the game winner on a setup from Kariya and Kimmo Timonen at 12:06 of the third and Chris Mason stopped 31 shots for his first career playoff victory.

"The guy's a pressure player," Hall said of Kariya, who set all-time marks for playoff points and assists in the game. "He's one of the elite players in the league. He goes out there and he's a great skill player, but what people don't see is his intense work ethic. He deserves everything he's getting."

Though the Preds went on to fall in the series 4-1, Kariya was outstanding, accumulating seven points in the five games. He is the team’s all-time leader in postseason points as well, with nine in 10 games.

"I think it's been pretty apparent that he's a great playmaker, he can score, he can pretty much do everything," defenseman Shea Weber said of Kariya following the Game 1 win. "So it's no surprise that he had a night like he did tonight."
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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

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33