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10th: Preds beat Calgary in 3-1 fight fest at the Saddledome

Friday, 03.14.2008 / 8:48 PM CT / 10th Anniversary
By Kevin Wilson  - Nashville Predators
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10th: Preds beat Calgary in 3-1 fight fest at the Saddledome
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March 20, 2004

When Calgary Head Coach Darryl Sutter sent out a rugged foursome to take the final face-off of the game after the Predators had iced the game with an empty netter with just 2.9 seconds remaining, Preds coach Barry Trotz knew exactly what was about to ensue.

"They had four guys out there to do something," Trotz said. "Obviously, that's premeditated. You look over and Darryl's talking to Oliwa, and he's got Regehr taking the draw. I just told our guys to back off.”

Mayhem erupted soon thereafter, and when it was all said and done, referees Bill McCreary and Kelly Sutherland had handed out 25 penalties totaling 138 penalty minutes – 101 of which went to Flames skaters.

Several skirmishes took place simultaneously in the final three seconds, including one between the goalies, Tomas Vokoun and Miikka Kiprusoff. Greg Johnson and Scott Hartnell also dropped the gloves for the Predators, while Flames assistant coach Rich Preston and Trotz could be seen angrily yelling at each other from their respective benches.

“Those were incidents in the past that stirred some anger,” Trotz said recently. “We have had some memorable games with them – there have been some scrapes and incidents that have made both teams very competitive.”

Hartnell provided a goal with just one second remaining in the first period to tie the game at 1-1, and Martin Erat provided the game winner at the 17:45 mark of the second. Those goals, paired with Sergei Zholtok’s empty netter, gave the Preds a 3-1 victory, starting a streak of eight straight wins against the Flames.

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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

STATS

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
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61