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.

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS
 

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