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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

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

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

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Wilson 9 2 5 4 7
R. Johansen 9 3 3 1 6
R. Josi 9 0 6 -3 6
S. Weber 9 2 3 -4 5
M. Ekholm 9 3 1 2 4
J. Neal 9 2 1 -3 3
M. Fisher 9 2 1 -3 3
F. Forsberg 9 1 2 -6 3
C. Smith 6 1 1 3 2
R. Ellis 9 0 2 0 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 4 5 0 .915 2.48
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .000 0.00