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10th: Back-to-Back Thrillers in Canada

Sunday, 03.23.2008 / 10:49 AM CT / 10th Anniversary
By Sarah Ryan  - Nashville Predators
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10th: Back-to-Back Thrillers in Canada
November 29 & December 1, 2007

If any phrase has captured the essence of the Predator’s this season, “resilient” would be it. Never was this more apparent than when the Predators went on a Canadian road swing that led them to the hockey hotbeds of Ottawa and Montreal.

Playing in Ottawa on November 29th, the Predators began their road trip in frenzied fashion—with Dan Hamuis scoring the game’s first goal on a power play just 44 seconds in. From that point on, the two teams traded chances, playing most of the game tied or within one goal.

It wasn’t until early in the third that Nashville went up 5-3 on Martin Gellinas’ third goal of the season. Ottawa dug in and scored twice to tie it up—the second of those goals coming with under a minute left to play in regulation.

It looked as though the game was headed to overtime until J.P. Dumont stole the puck from Ottawa forward Dean McAmmond and found Martin Erat in the left face-off circle. With Jason Arnott screening goaltender Martin Gerber, Erat got off the shot and found the back of the net, sealing a wild 6-5 Predators’ victory in Ottawa.

The next game found the Predators in Montreal, down 4-1 midway through third period—with Jed Ortmeyer’s shorthanded goal in the third being the lone Predators’ tally. But in a span of just 6:47 David Legwand, Greg DeVries, and Radek Bonk each scored to tie the game 4-all. Bonk’s goal came within the final minute of regulation, forcing the overtime.

Overtime proved to be frantic and exciting, with the teams trading chances, playing end-to-end, and even hitting some posts along the way—though neither team was able to score.

The Predators eventually prevailed in a shootout that saw the teams employ all six skaters. A pair of quick wrist shots by Bonk and Erat lifted the Preds to 2-1 in the shootout, capping a resilient comeback effort with a 5-4 win in Montreal and giving the Predators a pair of exciting road wins.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  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 54 21 28 5 132 164 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
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
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 17 7 .904 2.50
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36