Vokoun Posts 2.00 GAA as 4th-seeded ’05-’06 Predators Upset Reigning Representatives, Top-seeded ’10-’11 Predators in Seven Games

This was a relatively low-scoring series. There was only a combined 4.5 goals/game with just three goals in the first two games combined. Patric Hornqvist registered two assists as the top-seeded ’10-’11 Predators took Game 1, 2-1. Then, goaltender Tomas Vokoun stopped all 23 shots against in a 1-0 shutout for the ’10-’11 Predators. David Legwand scored the only goal of Game 2. The 4th-seeded ’05-’06 Predators got on the board in the series in Game 3 as they won 3-1. Paul Kariya posted two assists in the win. The ’10-’11 Predators held a 3-2 lead going into the third period of Game 4. However, the ’05-’06 Predators scored three times in the third to comeback and tie the series up, including an empty-netter from Adam Hall.

Joel Ward led the ’10-’11 Predators to a 4-2 win in Game 5 as he posted a goal and two assists. Nick Spaling and defenseman Ryan Suter both posted a goal and an assist in the win. Vokoun then led the ’05-’06 Predators to a 3-0 shutout win in Game 6 as he stopped all 33 shots he saw. Mike Sillinger posted a hat trick as he scored all three goals in the game while Kariya tallied two assists, again. In Game 7, the ’05-’06 Predators outscored the ’10-’11 Predators 2-1 in both the first and second periods to hold a 4-2 lead going into the third. Scottie Upshall scored a shorthanded goal to cap their good first two periods. Defenseman Shea Weber scored almost halfway through the third period for the ’10-’11 Predators to narrow the lead to 4-3, but they could never find the game-tying goal. So, the Nashville Predators will have a new representative in the upcoming 2015 Ultimate NHL Playoffs with the ’10-’11 Predators being eliminated. 

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’05-’06 Predators 0 0 1 1
’10-’11 Predators 0 1 1 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’10-’11 NSH – 2   ’05-’06 NSH – 1   (1-0 ’10-’11 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Patric Hornqvist (’10-’11 NSH) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +1   3 S

2nd Star: G – Tomas Vokoun (’05-’06 NSH) – L   2.00 GAA   .943 SV% (33 SV’s)

3rd Star: D – Marek Zidlicky (’05-’06 NSH) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   2 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’05-’06 Predators 0 0 0 0
’10-’11 Predators 1 0 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’10-’11 NSH – 1   ’05-’06 NSH – 0   (2-0 ’10-’11 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Pekka Rinne (’10-’11 NSH) – W   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (23 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Tomas Vokoun (’05-’06 NSH) – L   1.00 GAA   .969 SV% (31 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – David Legwand (’10-’11 NSH) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   5 S   2 PIM

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’10-’11 Predators 0 1 0 1
’05-’06 Predators 0 1 2 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 NSH – 3   ’10-’11 NSH – 1   (2-1 ’10-’11 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Tomas Vokoun (’05-’06 NSH) – W   1.00 GAA   .970 SV% (32 SV’s)

2nd Star: LW – Paul Kariya (’05-’06 NSH) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   Even   5 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: LW – Scott Hartnell (’05-’06 NSH) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   2 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’10-’11 Predators 2 1 0 3
’05-’06 Predators 1 1 3 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 NSH – 5   ’10-’11 NSH – 3   (2-2)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Marek Zidlicky (’05-’06 NSH) – 2 G   2 A   4 P   +2   4 S

2nd Star: G – Pekka Rinne (’10-’11 NSH) – L   4.00 GAA   .926 SV% (50 SV’s)

3rd Star: G – Tomas Vokoun (’05-’06 NSH) – W   3.00 GAA   .936 SV% (44 SV’s)

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’05-’06 Predators 1 0 1 2
’10-’11 Predators 0 2 2 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’10-’11 NSH – 4   ’05-’06 NSH – 2   (3-2 ’10-’11 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Joel Ward (’10-’11 NSH) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +1   6 S

2nd Star: G – Pekka Rinne (’10-’11 NSH) – W   2.00 GAA   .927 SV% (38 SV’s)

3rd Star: D – Ryan Suter (’10-’11 NSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   2 S

GAME 6:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’10-’11 Predators 0 0 0 0
’05-’06 Predators 1 1 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 NSH – 3   ’10-’11 NSH – 0   (3-3)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Tomas Vokoun (’05-’06 NSH) – W   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (33 SV’s)

2nd Star: C – Mike Sillinger (’05-’06 NSH) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +3   8 S

3rd Star: LW – Paul Kariya (’05-’06 NSH) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +2   3 S

GAME 7:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’05-’06 Predators 2 2 0 4
’10-’11 Predators 1 1 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 NSH – 4   ’10-’11 NSH – 3   (4-3 ’10-’11 NSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Marek Zidlicky (’05-’06 NSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   2 S

2nd Star: D – Shea Weber (’10-’11 NSH) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   Even   7 S

3rd Star: C – Mike Sillinger (’05-’06 NSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   9 S

Up next in the other Semifinal matchup is the 2nd-seeded ’11-’12 Predators and the 3rd-seeded ’06-’07 Predators!

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