Predators hand Islanders another shutout loss

NHL.com | Monday, 09.23.2013 / 12:26 AM

Pekka Rinne and Carter Hutton combined for a 25-save shutout and Gabriel Bourque and Austin Watson scored to help the Nashville Predators beat the New York Islanders, 2-0, at Bridgestone Arena.

The Islanders were shut out for a second straight night. They were blanked in a 3-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Anders Nilsson stopped 23 of 25 shots for New York.

"The one thing for me is that we've gone six periods of hockey without a goal," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "So that tells us about some of the things we need to work on as the week moves forward."

Bourque broke a scoreless tie 3:07 into the second period, when he beat Nilsson with a wrist shot. Watson then made it 2-0 with a wrist shot of his own at 8:22.

"I think I've tried to be consistently good every day," said Watson, Nashville's first-round pick (No. 18) in 2010. "I'm just coming out here, working hard and just trying to do the good things in my game that are going to hopefully help me keep around."

Rinne played the first 40 minutes for Nashville and made 13 saves. Hutton stopped all 12 shots he faced in the third period.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
2nd Period
03:07NSH Gabriel Bourque (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Filip Forsberg (1), Ryan Ellis (1) 1 - 0 NSH
08:22NSH Austin Watson (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Craig Smith (1) 2 - 0 NSH
3rd Period
Three Stars of the Game
Pekka Rinne
Pekka Rinne
SA: 13TOI: 40:00
GA: 0
PIM: 0
SV%: 1.000
Gabriel Bourque
Gabriel Bourque
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 17:02
Seth Jones
Seth Jones
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 23:26
Penalty Summary
1st Period
01:12NSH Rich Clune  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Chris Bruton
01:12NYI Chris Bruton  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Rich Clune
07:12NYI Matt Carkner  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Matt Hendricks
07:12NSH Matt Hendricks  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Matt Carkner
07:12NSH Miikka Salomaki  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Matt Carkner
2nd Period
04:01NYI Eric Boulton  Interference  - 2 min against  Rich Clune
14:24NYI Matt Carkner  Tripping  - 2 min against  Joonas Rask
3rd Period
01:33NYI Michael Grabner  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Miikka Salomaki
14:58NSH Craig Smith  Slashing  - 2 min against  Michael Grabner
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/20/3
Faceoff Wins2326
Blocked Shots1613
Penalty Minutes1614
4R. MartinekD00-13018:19
6R. PulockD00-12021:17
7M. CarknerD0001717:30
14T. HickeyD00-12024:05
16P. ReginC0005018:13
18R. StromeR00-13017:10
27A. LeeL00-11016:44
28J. SundstromC0001017:56
29B. NelsonL00-10016:22
36E. BoultonL000028:22
38C. BrutonC0000515:53
40M. GrabnerR00-11216:24
43M. HalmoL0001014:08
44C. de HaanD0001021:11
49J. JohnsonR000004:58
52J. FinleyD00-11015:57
61R. WetmoreC00-10012:45
96P. BouchardC00-13017:47
35K. Reitter00.0000:00
45A. Nilsson2325.92058:59
3S. JonesD0001023:26
4R. EllisD0120019:10
8K. KleinD0001018:32
9F. ForsbergL0113015:40
10P. CehlinR0002012:17
11D. LegwandC0010016:35
13N. SpalingC0013016:03
15C. SmithR0111215:35
16R. CluneL0001512:50
26M. HendricksL0003512:59
47J. PiskulaD0000015:32
52A. WatsonL1012015:20
57G. BourqueR1012017:02
59R. JosiD0010022:50
64V. BartleyD0012020:30
67M. SalomakiR0003214:55
72J. RaskC0001014:00
84C. SissonsC0000012:44
30C. Hutton12121.00020:00
35P. Rinne13131.00040:00