2nd-seeded ’11-’12 Predators Defeat 7th-seeded ’07-’08 Predators in Seven Games After Trailing 3-2 in Series

Martin Erat scored a goal each in the first and second period of Game 1 for the 2nd-seeded ’11-’12 Predators before they added three goals in the third to cement a dominant Game 1. Then, in Game 2, the ’11-’12 Predators dominated again. They took the first two games of the series by a combined score of 11-1 with defenseman Shea Weber totaling six points in the two games. The 7th-seeded ’07-’08 Predators responded by taking Game’s 3 and 4. David Legwand scored two goals in Game 3 to lead them to a 4-1 win. Then, two goals in the third completed a comeback and forced overtime where Martin Gelinas scored five plus minutes into the overtime period to give the ’07-’08 Predators a 3-2 win. Goaltender Chris Mason stopped 71 of 74 shots against in the two wins for the ’07-’08 Predators.

Defenseman Jonathon Blum scored a PP goal in the first period of Game 5 for the ’11-’12 Predators, but that would be the only shot to beat Mason in the game. Legwand and Alexander Radulov scored in the second for the ’07-’08 Predators to lead them to a 2-1 win and a 3-2 series lead. Radek Bonk then gave them an early lead in Game 6, but the ’11-’12 Predators would score six goals in the second to take a 6-1 lead. Weber and Patric Hornqvist both scored two as they accounted for four of those six goals. The ’07-’08 Predators then scored four in the third to just fall short of a huge comeback. Just like in Game 6, the ’07-’08 Predators scored early in the first before the ’11-’12 Predators scored multiple goals in the second to take the lead. Hornqvist gave the ’11-’12 Predators a 3-1 lead halfway through the third, but Erat scored a minute and a half later to narrow it to 3-2. However, defenseman Ryan Suter scored with just over a minute left to seal the deal for the ’11-’12 Predators.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’07-’08 Predators 0 0 1 1
’11-’12 Predators 1 1 3 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’11-’12 NSH – 5   ’07-’08 NSH – 1  (1-0 ’11-’12 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Shea Weber (’11-’12 NSH) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   +4   4 S

2nd Star: LW – Martin Erat (’11-’12 NSH) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   7 S

3rd Star: D – Ryan Suter (’11-’12 NSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +4   4 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’07-’08 Predators 0 0 0 0
’11-’12 Predators 3 1 2 6

GAME SUMMARY:  ’11-’12 NSH – 6   ’07-’08 NSH – 0  (2-0 ’11-’12 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Pekka Rinne (’11-’12 NSH) – W   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (23 SV’s)

2nd Star: D – Ryan Suter (’11-’12 NSH) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +3   1 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: D – Shea Weber (’11-’12 NSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +3   4 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’11-’12 Predators 1 0 0 1
’07-’08 Predators 2 1 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’07-’08 NSH – 4   ’11-’12 NSH – 1   (2-1 ’11-’12 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – David Legwand (’07-’08 NSH) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   5 S

2nd Star: G – Chris Mason (’07-’08 NSH) – W   1.00 GAA   .972 SV% (35 SV’s)

3rd Star: LW – Jan Hlavac (’07-’08 NSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   4 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’11-’12 Predators 0 2 0 0 2
’07-’08 Predators 0 0 2 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’07-’08 NSH – 3   ’11-’12 NSH – 2   (OT)   (2-2)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Chris Mason (’07-’08 NSH) – W   2.00 GAA   .947 SV% (36 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Pekka Rinne (’11-’12 NSH) – OTL   3.00 GAA   .929 SV% (39 SV’s)

3rd Star: LW – Martin Erat (’07-’08 NSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   8 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’07-’08 Predators 0 2 0 2
’11-’12 Predators 1 0 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’07-’08 NSH – 2   ’11-’12 NSH – 1  (3-2 ’07-’08 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Chris Mason (’07-’08 NSH) – W   1.00 GAA   .977 SV% (43 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Pekka Rinne (’11-’12 NSH) – L   2.00 GAA   .951 SV% (39 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – David Legwand (’07-’08 NSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   3 S

GAME 6:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’11-’12 Predators 0 6 0 6
’07-’08 Predators 1 0 4 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’11-’12 NSH – 6   ’07-’08 NSH – 5   (3-3)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Mike Fisher (’11-’12 NSH) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   +3   6 S

2nd Star: D – Shea Weber (’11-’12 NSH) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   Even   4 S

3rd Star: RW – Patric Hornqvist (’11-’12 NSH) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +3   10 S

GAME 7:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’07-’08 Predators 1 0 1 2
’11-’12 Predators 0 2 2 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’11-’12 NSH – 4   ’07-’08 NSH – 2  (4-3 ’11-’12 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Martin Erat (’11-’12 NSH) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   9 S

2nd Star: G – Chris Mason (’07-’08 NSH) – L   4.00 GAA   .930 SV% (53 SV’s)

3rd Star: RW – Patric Hornqvist (’11-’12 NSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   11 S

Up next is the 3-6 matchup between the ’06-’07 Predators and the ’09-’10 Predators!

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