|CGY||1||0||2||(0 - 0)||3|
|NSH||2||2||1||(0 - 0)||5|
NASHVILLE, TN -- The Calgary Flames were able to pull themselves within a single goal after falling behind by three but the Nashville Predators were able to hold them off and take the game by a score of 5-3.
The Predators were led offensively by Sergei Kostitsyn who potted a hat trick on Sunday night.
Nashvilled tied it up shortly after when Kevin Klein, returning after missing six games with the flu, sent a howitzer at Kiprusoff from the blueline.
The Predators pushed ahead at 15:06 when Kostitsyn batted a Mike Fisher pass into the back of the net whilst falling to the ice.
Calgary allowed two more goals in the second period with Kostitsyn adding his second of the game and Matt Halischuk scoring his ninth goal of the year.
Offensively, the Predators stifled their visitors in the second period. The Flames landed a mere four shots on Rinne while Nashville rifled 15 at Kiprusoff.
Rene Bourque made it a 4-2 game at 1:17 of the third frame when he took advantage of some sloppy defence right in front of the net. Lee Stempniak and Blake Comeau earned the helpers on the Flames second goal of the evening.
Morrison scored at 17:57 but Kostitsyn was able to notch an empty netter to complete the hat trick.
|Jarome Iginla (15) ASST: Olli Jokinen (20), Curtis Glencross (11)|
1 - 0 CGY
|Kevin Klein (2) ASST: Nick Spaling (7), Jordin Tootoo (11)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Sergei Kostitsyn (6) ASST: Mike Fisher (9), Patric Hornqvist (6)|
2 - 1 NSH
|Matt Halischuk (9) ASST: Jordin Tootoo (12), Jack Hillen (4)|
3 - 1 NSH
|Sergei Kostitsyn (7) ASST: Patric Hornqvist (7), Jerred Smithson (3)|
4 - 1 NSH
|Rene Bourque (13) ASST: Lee Stempniak (8), Blake Comeau (4)|
4 - 2 NSH
|Brendan Morrison (4) ASST: TJ Brodie (6), Paul Byron (1)|
4 - 3 NSH
|EN - Sergei Kostitsyn (8) ASST: Kevin Klein (6)|
5 - 3 NSH
|Nick Spaling Tripping against Jay Bouwmeester|
|Tim Jackman Too many men on the ice|
|Tom Kostopoulos Interference against Ryan Ellis|
|Paul Byron Roughing against Nick Spaling|
|Patric Hornqvist Hi-sticking against Miikka Kiprusoff|
|SA: 26||TOI: 59:02|
|Saves: 22||EV: 19 - 23|
|PIM: 0||PP: 3 - 3|
|SV%: .846||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 20||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 17||EV: 15 - 18|
|PIM: 0||PP: 2 - 2|
|SV%: .850||SH: 0 - 0|