Preds vs. Coyotes: 2011-12 Season Series At A Glance

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Preds vs. Coyotes: 2011-12 Season Series At A Glance

    

The Predators will match-up against the Phoenix Coyotes in the Western Conference Semifinals. The Predators went 2-2-0 against the Coyotes during the regular season.

Here's a quick look back at the regular season series between the Preds and Coyotes.

Game-by-Game Results

Oct. 13 at Nashville: Coyotes 5, Predators 2
LaBarbera vs. Rinne (Yandle GWG)
  Game Highlights
It was the home opener for the Predators, but the Coyotes stole the show with a 5-2 victory. David Schlemko, Ray Whitney, Lauri Korpikoski and Mikkel Boedker all tallied for Phoenix, before Ryan Suter – who scored his first-career shorthanded goal – and Colin Wilson cut the margin to two goals early in the third. Shane Doan added an empty-netter with 1:10 remaining to seal the win for Phoenix. David Legwand notched two assists on the night, giving him seven points (2g-5a) in three games.
  Post-Game Musings


Nov. 3 at Phoenix: Predators 3, Coyotes 0
Rinne vs. LaBarbera (Blum GWG)
  Game Highlights
Pekka Rinne
– who celebrated his 29th birthday – signed the largest contract in Nashville's history earlier that afternoon, and then capped off the day by shutting out the Coyotes in Glendale. That victory gave Rinne four career shutouts against the Coyotes – more than any other team. Patric Hornqvist scored for a fourth straight game, while Jonathon Blum and Matt Halischuk added goals for the Preds.
  Post-Game Musings



Dec. 6 at Nashville: Coyotes 3, Predators 2
LaBarbera vs. Rinne (Korpikoski GWG)
  Game Highlights
Phoenix claimed the Nashville portion of the season series with a 3-2 win on a late goal from Keith Yandle. Taylor Pyatt opened the scoring for the ‘Yotes just nine seconds into the game. Jack Hillen – who played in his 200th career game – tied the game with 12 seconds remaining the first. The game remained even until Ray Whitney scored early in the third. Shea Weber responded with a power-play goal at the 12:53 mark of the third to knot the game at two goals, before Yandle beat Rinne with just 1:45 remaining to edge the Predators.
  Post-Game Musings



Mar. 12 at Phoenix: Predators 5, Coyotes 4 (SO)
Rinne vs. Smith (Andrei Kostitsyn GWG)
  Game Highlights
Nashville pulled out the 5-4 shootout win to split the season series with Phoenix. Martin Erat got the Preds on the board with just 29 second remaining in the first. The teams traded goals in the middle frame, as Mike Fisher and Francis Bouillon tallied for the Preds. It was Bouillon’s first goal in 87 games – his previous goal came against the Coyotes on Nov. 3, 2010 at Jobing.com Arena. Craig Smith extended the Preds lead early in the third, but Phoenix tallied twice in the final 13 minutes to force overtime. Andrei Kostitsyn tallied on the first shot in the tiebreaker, while Rinne turned away all three Coyote shooters to record his 39th win of the season.
  Post-Game Musings

SCHEDULE
 

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PROMOTIONAL

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 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