Preds Beat Sharks, 6-2

Nashville Predators 6, San Jose Sharks 2

The Nashville Predators took advantage of their opportunities as they beat the San Jose Sharks. The Nashville Predators improve their record to 36-19-7, 79 points and stay 5th in the Western Conference. The San Jose Sharks drop to 32-21-7, 71 points and fall from Pacific Division leader (3rd Place) to 7th in the Western Conference. 

Season Series

Date Away Home Result
10/25 SJ NSH 3-1 SJ
11/5 NSH SJ 4-3 NSH
2/25 SJ NSH 2-6 NSH

Line Up Report

Starting Goalies: 

Name Saves Shots SV % Decision TOI
#35 Pekka Rinne 32 34 .941 W 59:51
#31 Antti Niemi 4 7 .571 L 15:58
#1 Thomas Greiss 11 13 .846 43:56

Nashville Scratches: #38 Jack Hillen

San Jose Scratches: #3 Douglas Murray (Throat), #18 C Dominic Moore (Lower-Body) and #78 W Benn Ferriero

San Jose Players To Watch: 

Name Goals Assists
#19 Joe Thornton 0 2
#39 Logan Couture 0 0
#8 Joe Pavelski 1 1

Scoring Summary

Colin Wilson – Tootoo at 2:03 in the 1st
Shea Weber – Erat and Kostitsyn at 3:23 in the 1st
Patrick Marleau – Pavelski and Thornton at 10:58 in the 1st
Kevin Klein – Josi and Fisher at 15:58 in the 1st
Joe Pavelski – Marleau and Thornton at 0:23 in the 2nd
PP Shea Weber – Legwand and Suter at 12:04 in the 2nd
EN Martin Erat – Bourque and Josi at 18:00 in the 3rd
Nick Spaling – Tootoo and Wilson at 19:18 in the 3rd

Game Highlights

Expect a much better Recap Monday night as I was put on the spot to do it, without seeing the game. This is a much more stat-filled Recap. Preview will come in Sunday for the game vs the LA Kings.