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Predators 2, Flames 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:48 AM


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Predators 2, Flames 1
Calgary Flames 1, Nashville Predators 2
Three Stars of the Game
Colin Wilson
Colin Wilson
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 15:50
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 45TOI: 58:36
GA: 2EV: 40-41
PIM: 0PP: 3-4
SV%: .956SH: 0-0
Pekka Rinne
Pekka Rinne
SA: 36TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 35-36
PIM: 0PP: 0-0
SV%: .972SH: 0-0

NASHVILLE, TN -- The Calgary Flames three-game win streak was cut short on Tuesday evening as they fell 2-1 to the Nashville Predators.

Miikka Kiprusoff put in one of his best performances of the season, stopping 43 of 45 shots.

Two of his best saves of the night came in the first stanza. His right pad stops on David Legwand and Martin Erat will be all over every highlight reel as he stoned them on what looked like sure-fire goals.

The Flames didn't come out with the start they would have hoped for, only landing six shots on net while allowing 18 to be sent at Kiprusoff.

Predators forward Matt Halischuk opened the scoring at 11:43 of the first frame. His persistance at the side of the net paid off as he was able backhand the puck over Kiprusoff after Brian McGrattan was able to get it to the net.

Calgary came out with a better effort in the second period and were able to notch the equalizer.

Curtis Glencross weaved through the defence and roofed a backhander past Rinne.

Defenceman Derek Smith picked up the lone assist, pushing him to six points in 24 games this year.

The Predators regained the lead with what would be the game-winning goal early in the third period.

Brendan Morrison was handed an interference call at 3:01 and just thirty seconds later, Nashville found themselves ahead. Colin Wilson was able to capitalize on a Craig Smith rebound, knocking it over Kiprusoff's pad.

The Flames poured on the pressure late in the period, hemming the Predators in their own zone for close to a minute and generating several quality scoring opportunities, but Rinne held his team in and carried them to victory.

scoring summary
1st Period
Matt Halischuk (6) ASST: Brian McGrattan (2), Roman Josi (2)
1 - 0 NSH
2nd Period
Curtis Glencross (9) ASST: Derek Smith (4)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
PPG - Colin Wilson (8) ASST: Craig Smith (15), David Legwand (13)
2 - 1 NSH
penalty summary
1st Period
Jay Bouwmeester  Hooking against  Craig Smith
2nd Period
Tom Kostopoulos  Interference against  Matt Halischuk
Roman Josi  Holding against  Lee Stempniak
3rd Period
Brendan Morrison  Interference against  Craig Smith
goalie stats
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 45TOI: 58:36
Saves: 43EV: 40 - 41
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .956SH: 0 - 0
Pekka Rinne
Pekka Rinne
SA: 36TOI: 60:00
Saves: 35EV: 35 - 36
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .972SH: 0 - 0