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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
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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 - 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

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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
 
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P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61