3rd-seeded ’06-’07 Predators Upset 2nd-seeded ’11-’12 Predators in Five Games

Thanks to two primary assists from Peter Forsberg, the 3rd-seeded ’06-’07 Predators took Game 1, 2-1. Then, in Game 2, two goals in the first period were all the ’06-’07 Predators would need as goaltender Tomas Vokoun stopped 34 of 35 shots against. Paul Kariya led the way offensively with a goal and two assists. The 2nd-seeded ’11-’12 Predators got their first win of the series in Game 3 as defenseman Ryan Suter‘s three assists led them to a 5-2 win. Pekka Rinne stopped 31 of 33 shots against in the win. Game 4 saw three goals scored in just 25 seconds early in the first period with two of them from the ’11-’12 Predators. Then, Forsberg scored the next goal to tie the game 2-2 almost midway through the third, which eventually forced overtime. Jason Arnott completed the ’06-’07 Predators’ comeback by scoring at the 3:42 mark of overtime and gave them a 3-1 series lead. The ’06-’07 Predators then completed the upset with a 3-1 win in Game 5. They scored a goal in every period and Jason Arnott’s two assists and Martin Erat‘s goal and an assist led them offensively. 

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’06-’07 Predators 0 1 1 2
’11-’12 Predators 0 0 1 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’06-’07 NSH – 2   ’11-’12 NSH – 1   (1-0 ’06-’07 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Tomas Vokoun (’06-’07 NSH) – W   1.00 GAA   .969 SV% (31 SV’s)

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

3rd Star: C – Peter Forsberg (’06-’07 NSH) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +2   1 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’06-’07 Predators 2 1 1 4
’11-’12 Predators 0 0 1 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’06-’07 NSH – 4   ’11-’12 NSH – 1   (2-0 ’06-’07 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Paul Kariya (’06-’07 NSH) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +1   7 S

2nd Star: G – Tomas Vokoun (’06-’07 NSH) – W   1.00 GAA   .971 SV% (34 SV’s)

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

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’11-’12 Predators 1 3 1 5
’06-’07 Predators 1 1 0 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’11-’12 NSH – 5   ’06-’07 NSH – 2   (2-1 ’06-’07 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

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

2nd Star: D – Shea Weber (’11-’12 NSH) – 0 G   1 A   1 P   +3   5 S

3rd Star: RW – Patric Hornqvist (’11-’12 NSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   7 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’11-’12 Predators 2 0 0 0 2
’06-’07 Predators 1 0 1 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’06-’07 NSH – 3   ’11-’12 NSH – 2   (OT)   (3-1 ’06-’07 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Peter Forsberg (’06-’07 NSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   2 S

2nd Star: C – David Legwand (’11-’12 NSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   4 S

3rd Star: RW – Patric Hornqvist (’11-’12 NSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   9 S   2 PIM

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’06-’07 Predators 1 1 1 3
’11-’12 Predators 0 0 1 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’06-’07 NSH – 3   ’11-’12 NSH – 1   (4-1 ’06-’07 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

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

2nd Star: G – Pekka Rinne (’11-’12 NSH) – L   3.00 GAA   .933 SV% (42 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Jason Arnott (’06-’07 NSH) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +2   2 S

This sets up a Final between the 3rd-seeded ’06-’07 Predators and the 4th-seeded ’05-’06 Predators!

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