3rd-seeded ’06-’07 Predators Sweep 6th-seeded ’09-’10 Predators with Margin of Victory Never Larger than Two

In Game 1, the 3rd-seeded ’06-’07 Predators won 5-3 with four of their five goals coming in the second period. Steve Sullivan led the way offensively with a goal and two assists. The 6th-seeded ’09-’10 Predators took a 2-1 lead into the third period of Game 2 thanks to a PP goal from Patric Hornqvist last in the second. However, Martin Erat scored twice for the ’06-’07 Predators early in the third to turn the tables and take a 3-2 lead, but Sullivan scored just over two minutes after Erat gave the ’06-’07 Predators, retied the game for the ’09-’10 Predators. The game went into overtime and it was Paul Kariya who won it just under three minutes in for the ’06-’07 Predators. They completed the sweep in Game 4 with a 5-3 win. Again, it was Sullivan that helped lead the ’06-’07 Predators with two goals and one assist. Defenseman Kimmo Timonen also pitched in with a good effort as he posted a goal and two assists in the win.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’09-’10 Predators 1 1 1 3
’06-’07 Predators 0 4 1 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’06-’07 NSH – 5   ’09-’10 NSH – 3   (1-0 ’06-’07 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Steve Sullivan (’06-’07 NSH) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +3   4 S

2nd Star: C – Peter Forsberg (’06-’07 NSH) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   5 S

3rd Star: RW – Patric Hornqvist (’09-’10 NSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +3   4 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’09-’10 Predators 0 2 1 0 3
’06-’07 Predators 1 0 2 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’06-’07 NSH – 4   ’09-’10 NSH – 3   (OT)   (2-0 ’06-’07 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Paul Kariya (’06-’07 NSH) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   10 S

2nd Star: G – Pekka Rinne (’09-’10 NSH) – OTL   4.00 GAA   .933 SV% (56 SV’s)

3rd Star: LW – Martin Erat (’06-’07 NSH) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   2 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’06-’07 Predators 3 0 1 4
’09-’10 Predators 1 0 1 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’06-’07 NSH – 4   ’09-’10 NSH – 2   (3-0 ’06-’07 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Ryan Suter (’06-’07 NSH) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   5 S

2nd Star: D – Dan Hamhuis (’06-’07 NSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   4 S

3rd Star: LW – Paul Kariya (’06-’07 NSH) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +2   7 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’06-’07 Predators 3 1 1 5
’09-’10 Predators 2 0 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’06-’07 NSH – 5   ’09-’10 NSH – 3   (4-0 ’06-’07 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Steve Sullivan (’06-’07 NSH) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +1   10 S

2nd Star: D – Kimmo Timonen (’06-’07 NSH) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   Even   5 S

3rd Star: RW – J.P. Dumont (’09-’10 NSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   3 S

That wraps up the 1st Round! The Semifinal Round takes places tomorrow!

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