Wings Suffer 8-Nothing Defeat In Nashville

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jason Arnott scored three goals, and Pekka Rinne made 30 saves for his sixth shutout of the season in the Nashville Predators' 8-0 victory over the Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.
Ville Koistinen, David Legwand, Joel Ward, Antti Pihlstrom and Shea Weber also scored for the Predators, who chased Ty Conklin with four goals in the first 9:51. Nashville had five first-period goals for the first time in franchise history.
The Predators scored twice in 29 seconds to start the scoring onslaught. Koistinen scored the first goal at 4:48, redirecting Weber's slap shot low to the left side and into the net against Conklin.
Legwand skated in low at 5:17 and took a shot at the edge of the crease that bounced off of Conklin. Legwand got control of the rebound and shot it behind Conklin from beside the right post.
Ward scored the third goal at 9:24. He shot the puck from behind the net. It bounced off of the stick of Detroit's Brad Stuart and off of Conklin's back before it fell into the goal.
At 9:51 Jordin Tootoo hit Pilhstrom with a pass as he went through the slot. Pihlstrom's shot went high and bounced off Conklin in front of the net. Pihlstrom controlled the rebound and backhanded the puck between Conklin's pads.
Chris Osgood then took over in goal for Detroit. The Predators wasted little time welcoming Osgood to the ice. Less than a minute after Osgood entered the game, Arnott, stationed near the left post, fired a shot into the net from close range.
At 14:13 of the second period Arnott scored his second goal of the night on the power play. Steve Sullivan's shot was blocked and Arnott skated across the crease and backhanded a shot into the net.
Weber scored with a slap shot from just a few feet inside the blue line at 8:45 that beat Osgood to his glove side.
Arnott scored his third goal at 13:16 of the period from in front of the net.


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