|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) Wrist shot - ASST: Olli Jokinen (20), Curtis Glencross (11)|
1 - 0 CGY
|Kevin Klein (2) Slapshot - ASST: Nick Spaling (7), Jordin Tootoo (11)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Sergei Kostitsyn (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Fisher (9), Patric Hornqvist (6)|
2 - 1 NSH
|Matt Halischuk (9) Snap shot - ASST: Jordin Tootoo (12), Jack Hillen (4)|
3 - 1 NSH
|Sergei Kostitsyn (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Patric Hornqvist (7), Jerred Smithson (3)|
4 - 1 NSH
|Rene Bourque (13) Snap shot - ASST: Lee Stempniak (8), Blake Comeau (4)|
4 - 2 NSH
|Brendan Morrison (4) Wrist shot - ASST: TJ Brodie (6), Paul Byron (1)|
4 - 3 NSH
|EN - Sergei Kostitsyn (8) Backhand shot - ASST: Kevin Klein (6)|
5 - 3 NSH
|Nick Spaling Tripping against Jay Bouwmeester|
|Tim Jackman Too many men/ice - bench|
|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|