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10th: First playoff shutout evens Detroit series at 2-2

Thursday, 03.20.2008 / 9:53 AM CT / 10th Anniversary
By Kevin Wilson  - Nashville Predators
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10th: First playoff shutout evens Detroit series at 2-2
April 13, 2004

The sell-out crowd at the Sommet Center was as loud as ever for Game 4 of the Predators first-ever playoff series, which saw Tomas Vokoun stop 41 shots to shut out the heavily-favored Detroit Red Wings, and knot their Western Conference Quarterfinal series at 2-2.

Steve Sullivan notched the first goal of the game at 10:44 of the first, and Vladimir Orszagh and Greg Johnson followed suit with goals of their own in Nashville’s 3-0 victory.

“It's great. I was happy, ... and you want to stay down to earth,” Vokoun said. “It's 2-2, and I wish that was a 40-save shutout in Game 7 and we won and you could enjoy it more. I'm going to enjoy it. It's great. There's not much better you can do.”

The Predators were outshot 41-20 for the game, and a combined 83-41 in the two games in the Music City, but Vokoun was a brick wall, stopping all but one of the shots he faced to send the series back to Detroit tied.

“We give up a lot of shots, but a lot of shots I'm able to see and they have got to be doing something right. It's all about that. If you can see, you can stop it,” Vokoun said.

Though the Preds would fall in the series four games to two, Vokoun’s performances in the two wins provided some of the most memorable moments in franchise history.

SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

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STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 52 32 17 3 144 119 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 52 26 19 7 117 122 59
7 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
8 COL 56 27 25 4 149 155 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 53 21 20 12 123 143 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36