4th-seeded ’05-’06 Predators Sweep 5th-seeded ’14-’15 Predators to Begin Tournament

The 4th-seeded ’05-’06 Predators scored a goal in each period of Game 1 as they took the opening game 3-1. Mike Sillinger and Martin Erat both registered a goal and an assist for the ’05-’06 Predators in the win. Paul Kariya dominated Game 2 for the ’05-’06 Predators as he posted two goals and three assists as they took a 2-0 series lead with a 6-1 win. Goaltender Tomas Vokoun stopped 41 of 42 shots against in the win. Kariya scored late in the second to give the ’05-’06 Predators a 3-1 lead. James Neal and defenseman Roman Josi scored in the third for the 5th-seeded ’14-’15 Predators to force an overtime. Adam Hall scored the overtime winner over nine minutes into the extra period to give the ’05-’06 Predators a 3-0 series lead. The ’14-’15 Predators outplayed and outshot the ’05-’06 Predators to stave off the sweep in Game 4. However, the ’05-’06 Predators took Game 4 by a final of 5-2. Steve Sullivan led the way offensively with a goal and two assists.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’14-’15 Predators 0 0 1 1
’05-’06 Predators 1 1 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 NSH – 3   ’14-’15 NSH – 1   (1-0 ’05-’06 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Mike Sillinger (’05-’06 NSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   7 S

2nd Star: G – Pekka Rinne (’14-’15 NSH) – L   3.00 GAA   .942 SV% (49 SV’s)

3rd Star: LW – Martin Erat (’05-’06 NSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   5 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’14-’15 Predators 0 1 0 1
’05-’06 Predators 2 2 2 6

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 NSH – 6   ’14-’15 NSH – 1   (2-0 ’05-’06 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Paul Kariya (’05-’06 NSH) – 2 G   3 A   5 P   +5   8 S

2nd Star: C – Yanic Perreault (’05-’06 NSH) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +3   3 S

3rd Star: G – Tomas Vokoun (’05-’06 NSH) – W   1.00 GAA   .976 SV% (41 SV’s)

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’05-’06 Predators 1 2 0 1 4
’14-’15 Predators 0 1 2 0 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 NSH – 4   ’14-’15 NSH – 3   (OT)   (3-0 ’05-’06 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Adam Hall (’05-’06 NSH) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   4 S

2nd Star: LW – Paul Kariya (’05-’06 NSH) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   12 S

3rd Star: G – Tomas Vokoun (’05-’06 NSH) – W   3.00 GAA   .933 SV% (42 SV’s)

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’05-’06 Predators 2 1 2 5
’14-’15 Predators 0 1 1 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 NSH – 5   ’14-’15 NSH – 2   (4-0 ’05-’06 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Tomas Vokoun (’05-’06 NSH) – W   2.00 GAA   .964 SV% (53 SV’s)

2nd Star: RW – Steve Sullivan (’05-’06 NSH) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   11 S

3rd Star: RW – Adam Hall (’05-’06 NSH) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   2 S

Up next is the 2-7 matchup between the ’11-’12 Predators and the ’07-’07 Predators!

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