2/16/13 Preds Vs Ducks, Ducks 3-2 Shoot Out

This weekend, we left the hotel early and went over to Opry Mills mall to see “A Good Day To Die Hard”.  Gotta love a new Bruce Willis movie.   Action packed (although not a lot of Bruce action, since he’s getting older, he’s just super cool).   Pretty good movie.

After, we had lunch at Logan’s Roadhouse, and then it’s time to get ready for the game!

I didn’t even bring my Canon this time, I only brought a point and shoot, because I’m still so frustrated with the netting messing up my pictures, I just didn’t want to deal with it.    That, and that Preds keep losing, and I just hate documenting that.   So……….on with the writeup, not many pictures from me, I’m going to let the Nashville Preds photog do the work this time, and their photos are at the bottom.  

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Nashville Predators made Anaheim goaltender Viktor Fasth work hard to continue the perfect start to his NHL career.

All the guys are on the ice!

The very awesome Teemu Selanne 

Fasth heading over for some duty!   

Hiller’s no longer solid black weird lid!  I kinda like this one, as good as it gets

Fasth, thirsty 

David Legwand scored the game’s first goal at 13:31 of the opening period when he popped in the rebound of defenseman Jonathon Blum’s shot from the point.

The following photos are courtesy of the team photographer where noted:

Nick Bonino and Corey Perry scored in the shootout and the Ducks beat the Predators 3-2 on Saturday night to earn their fourth straight victory and eighth in their last nine games.

In the tiebreaker, Fasth allowed just one of three Nashville shooters to score. The 30-year-old improved to 8-0-0 on the season, with four of those victories coming in shootouts.

It was the second time in as many games this season that the teams went to a shootout. The first came Jan. 26 in Anaheim in Fasth’s NHL debut.

Pekka Rinne stopped one of Anaheim’s three shootout attempts. The loss halted Nashville’s three-game winning streak.

Matt Beleskey evened the score at 1 at 17:25 of the first.

As Beleskey was skating through the slot, Perry hit him with a pass, and Beleskey beat Rinne high for his third goal of the season.

The goal was the first puck to get by Rinne in his last 155:06 of action, a personal best.

We did get to see “Deacon” again tonite, and of course, he sat right beside JB again, and of course, I didn’t jump over and squeal and get my photo with him, I just took a bunch!

Nashville regained the lead at 9:31 when Shea Weber beat Fasth with a wrist shot from the right point.

The Nashville captain’s goal was his first of the season and 100th of his NHL career.

Weber’s goal came just after Nashville killed off an Anaheim two-man advantage of 1:54 following successive delay-of-game penalties assessed to Rinne and defenseman Hal Gill.

Anaheim drew even again at 16:08 of the second on Patrick Maroon’s first career goal.

Kyle Palmieri had the puck on the left boards and threw it in front, where Maroon was able to tip the puck past Rinne.

Anaheim concluded its season-long six-game road trip 5-1-0.

NOTES: Nashville C Colin Wilson played in his 200th career NHL game. He has points in three consecutive games. … Predators LW Sergei Kostitsyn recorded his 100th career assist. … After allowing at least one power-play goal against in its last four games, Anaheim did not allow one in Nashville’s five opportunities with the man advantage.

Three star selections
Winning Goaltender
Viktor Fasth

Losing Goaltender
Pekka Rinne




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