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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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 53 21 27 5 131 156 47

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 53 10 27 -2 37
S. Weber 53 14 21 -4 35
F. Forsberg 53 15 18 -6 33
M. Ribeiro 53 6 27 3 33
J. Neal 53 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 53 6 16 3 22
R. Ellis 52 6 15 2 21
C. Smith 53 11 6 -1 17
C. Jarnkrok 52 9 7 0 16
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
 
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C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36