NHL Game Summary - Dallas at Nashville|
(Saturday, March 26th)
Final Score: Nashville 4, Dallas 2
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - David Legwand and Mike Fisher each scored two
goals, as the Nashville Predators held off the Dallas Stars, 4-2, at
Pekka Rinne made 28 saves for the Predators, who have won six in a row and are
tied with Los Angeles for fifth in the Western Conference with 92 points.
"Mike (Fisher) does so many other good things," Nashville head coach Barry
Trotz said. "He was snake-bit and frustrated that he wasn't scoring. He had
been a little bit dry here. It is probably a big weight off of his back."
Alex Goligoski and Brenden Morrow lit the lamp for the Stars, who have dropped
three straight. Kari Lehtonen made 28 saves in defeat.
Dallas sits two points behind Chicago for the eighth and final playoff spot
in the West.
Goligoski's power-play goal put the Stars on the board at the 8:49 mark of the
Nashville tied the game with 5:34 remaining. Martin Erat controlled the puck
behind the net and attempted a wrap around. A rebound was left in front for
Legwand, who put the puck into the back of the net.
Fisher's one-timer from the right circle made it a 2-1 game at the 2:33 mark
of the second.
Dallas tied the game again less than two minutes later. Morrow gathered the
disc behind the net and attempted to pass the puck in front. Instead, the disc
deflected off a Nashville player and took a weird bounce before sneaking past
Fisher gave the Predators the lead for good at the midway mark of the middle
stanza. Ryan Suter fired a shot on net from the point. Fisher stopped the puck
in front and put a backhander past Lehtonen.
The Stars had a golden chance to tie the contest late in the third period.
Suter was sent to the box for hooking with two minutes left. Dallas then
pulled Lehtonen for two extra skaters.
But Legwand scored on the empty net with 3.6 seconds remaining to seal the
Nashville and Dallas split four meetings this season...The Predators have won
five straight on home ice and are sporting a 22-8-7 record as the host this
year...The Stars started a five-game road trip on Saturday.
03/27 01:45:31 ET