Last Game: Last Game: Nashville 2 @ Buffalo 0
Last Ten Games: 6-3-1
Home Record: 5-3-1
OT/Shootout Record: 5-2
Record vs. Colorado: 0-1-0
Goals For: 70
Goals Against: 77
Power Play Ranking: 13.8%, 27th
Home Power Play Ranking: 15.6%, 21st
Penalty Kill Ranking: 80.2%, 21st
Home Penalty Kill Ranking: 81.6%, 17th
Nashville Team Leaders
Goals: Jason Arnott, 13
Assists: Jean-Pierre DUmont, 19
Points: Dumont, 24 (5g+19a)
Power Play Goals: Arnott, 4
Power Play Scoring: Dumont, 8 (1g+7a)
Short-Handed Goals: Five Tied at 1
Short-Handed Scoring: Scott Nichol, 3 (0g+3a)
Shots: Shea Weber, 83
Shooting Percentage: Arnott, 20.3%
Plus-Minus: Weber, +12
Penalty Minutes: Jordin Tootoo, 52
Hits: Weber, 56
Blocked Shots: Greg Zanon, 67
Giveaways: Dumont, 17
Takeaways: Dan Hamhuis, 17
Turnover Differential: Joel Ward, +9
Faceoffs Won: Radek Bonk, 154-92
Faceoff Percentage: Bonk, 62.6%
Time On Ice: Weber, 24:06
Wins: Dan Ellis, 8-10-2
Minutes Played: Ellis, 1177
Goals Against Average: Pekka Rinne, 2.78
Save Percentage: Rinne, .898
Shutouts: Ellis, Rinne, 1
Nashville Fun Fact: With his appearance in tonight's game, David Legwand will pass defenseman Kimmo Timonen as the Predators' all-time leader in games played.
Nashville Player to Watch: Jean-Pierre Dumont has an impressive track record against the Avalanche, with 18 points (6g+12a) in 19 games.
Nashville Reason(s) to Worry:1.) Since November 14 (the last time the Predators scored multiple goals ont he power play), the Preds have gone an ABYSMAL 3/40 on the man advantage.
2.) Forward Martin Erat has now gone a staggering eight consecutive games without scoring a goal. His last goal came almost a month ago, on November 6 against the Calgary Flames.
Media Coverage: The game will be televised on Altitude in Denver, and on FSN-South (in HD) in Nashville. The game will be available on both 104.5 "The Zone" and "Mile High Sports Radio" AM 1510 in Denver.
Last edited by worstfaceoffmanever: 12-04-2008 at 01:12 AM.
It seems like Rinne is going to get about 30-40% or so of this years starts. He got the start tonight due to the shutout rule Trotz has - i.e. if you have a shutout the game before, you get to keep playing until your shutout streak is broken.
Hard to tell who had a crappier night- Koistenen, refs, or the half-frozen pucks. No wait, Koistenen by a mile. Worst game by a Pred's defenseman since An*y *elmore laced them up for us.
Conversations from our first line last night (DISCLAIMER, I LIKE ALL 3 OF THESE GUYS SO DON'T GO POSTAL HERE):
Jason Arnott (JA)- Looks like you get to join the big boys tonight Joel. Here's the deal. JP passes to me and I shoot.
Joel Ward (JW)- Great.
JP Dumont (JW)- Yeah, except sometimes Arny passes to me and I shoot.
JA- Yeah, that shows I'm a good leader by sharing. Now... we share the rest with you.
JW- Great, so I'll shoot when you pass to me?
JA and JP: BWAHAHHAHHHAHHAAAAAHAHAAAAA.
JA: What are you another dumbass spaz from Russia? We share the rest with you... not the shooting and passing. You dig out the pucks in the corner, forecheck, backcheck, beat icings, park in front of the goal, fight, block shots.
JP- Yeah, the good stuff. I used to do that in Buffalo when I was younger and it was a blast.[Winks to Arny].
JW- Sure, no problem, I'm just happy to be on the first line. I was on the 3rd line in the AHL last year so this is really cool.
JP- We know it is champ. Fids told us all about it last year.
JW- Coach Trotz rocks man.
JP- Yeah he loves guys that don't have much talent... he used to play you know, and he was a suck-ass player with a lot of heart just like y-
JA- ORTMEYER [gives JP a scowl]
JP- Yeah, Ortmeyer, right. That's why he was shipped down and you're playing on THE FIRST LINE.
JA- Yeah, don't blow it though. Don't worry, JP and I will communicate with you out there- just do what we say.
JP- [says something unintelligible]
JA- He said that unlike most of the guys that we let play with us, you should be able to understand his French Canadian accent so that's a plus.
JP- Hey Joel, get your ass down there and try to beat the icing.
JW- You got it.
[10 seconds pass]
JA- Joel, go dig that puck out from the two Avs at the wall. I'm holding down the slot and JP has the blue line covered.
JW- No problem, man. Thanks for letting me play with you.
JA- Sure, it's your privilege I know. After you dig out the puck, can you get in front of the net for me? I'd do it myself but we need somebody bigger and with less potential to wear the "C" handling that job. Besides, JP is still at the blue line.
[10 seconds pass, JW is being mauled by two guys in front of the Avs net]
JP- Hey Joel, Arnny's slapshot deflected the other way. You've got defensive zone coverage on that! Stop standing in front of the net and HUSTLE BACK.
JW- [huffing and puffing] Yeah... I'm....[panting]... backchecking my ass off.
JP- Good, I'll stay down at this end and look for a saucer pass from you.
[15 seconds pass- Avs attempt another shot]
JA- Throw your body in front of it Joel. For Chrissakes I'm covering our blueline and my man JP is covering the far blue line... we can't do it all.
JW [going down and taking puck to throat]- gurgle...no proklemkk. [puck deflects to Arny]
JA- ****, I had to ice it and JP is going for the change. Hey Joel, get your ass down there and try to beat the icing.
[back at the bench]
JA- Good shift boys, we need to keep this up for the entire game. Joel, if you can pick up your pace and make faster decisions, you might make a good linemate for us.
JP- [something unintelligible]
JW- [removing oxygen mask] What?
JA- He said we could be called the "Flying J" line. I like it!