NHL.com: Legwand shines despite series loss to Canucks

Monday, 05.9.2011 / 11:20 PM CT / Nashville Predators Playoffs Coverage
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NHL.com: Legwand shines despite series loss to Canucks
After goalie Pekka Rinne, center David Legwand was arguably Nashville\'s best player in this Western Conference Semifinal series that Vancouver ended on Monday in six games with a 2-1 win at Bridgestone Arena.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- After goalie Pekka Rinne, center David Legwand was arguably Nashville's best player in this Western Conference Semifinal series that Vancouver ended on Monday in six games with a 2-1 win at Bridgestone Arena.

Legwand, who has played in each of the 12 seasons that the Predators have existed, had four of his team's 11 goals in the series, including two shorthanded. The No. 2 pick in the 1998 Entry Draft also had an assist and was plus-2 in the series and led Nashville in time on ice among its forwards. On Saturday, he had the Predators only goal.

Legwand spoke with reporters after his season ended Monday night.
 
Q: Do you think you opened around a lot of eyes in hockey in this playoff?
A: Yeah, I think so. I think, obviously, it ended on a sour note, but it's something to be – not proud of – but positive about, I guess, for the future and moving forward as an organization, as a team as a group of players.
 
Q: How would you categorize your playoff?
A: I guess you can't really say good because we didn't win, so it's not good enough. Any time you don't win, it's not good enough and that's what we want to do is win hockey games. We thought we had a good chance to go back there, but they came in and played a tough road game tonight.
 
Q: This team is showing a lot of potential, isn't it?
A: All the great teams said they had to learn how to lose before they could win and you know we lost a bunch in the first round the farther you get the tougher it is to swallow.

Author: John Manasso | NHL.com Correspondent

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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 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 6 4 2 1 6
C. Wilson 6 5 0 -1 5
J. Neal 6 4 1 0 5
C. Smith 6 2 3 2 5
M. Ribeiro 6 1 4 2 5
S. Jones 6 0 4 -6 4
R. Ellis 6 0 3 4 3
M. Cullen 6 1 1 -1 2
C. Jarnkrok 6 0 2 -2 2
C. Franson 5 0 2 1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 2 4 2 .909 2.68