Game Story: Nashville Predators 4, Calgary Flames 3

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Then on a deflection.. 3.. Nashville LW Austin Watson — Lanky 21-year-old from Michigan, in his sixth career outing, hammers home his first NHL goal.. WHY THE FLAMES LOST Because, on a night when they needed (more) magic from the youngsters, the well is dry.. Because, in the face of a (slightly) more experience squad, they wilt.. In this case, the shot-clock does not lie.. THE BIG HIT Calgary D Mark Cundari dashes into enemy territory in the first period and plasters D Roman Josi into the end boards.. From there the puck goes from C Paul Byron to D T.J.. Brodie, who opens the scoring.. The belt is one of four by Cundari in the first period.. THE BIG SAVE In the second period, while killing a penalty, Nashville roars into Calgary territory. source:

Predators snap eight-game losing streak

“It’s been a tough year for everybody,” Halischuk said.. “It was good to win this one for the fans that have stuck with us all year.” Roman Cervenka scored two goals for the Flames, who lost for just the second time in seven games and saw a three-game winning streak end.. Calgary (19-23-4) scratched nine regulars, using a lineup composed mostly of minor league call-ups and role players.. Watson zipped a 23-foot wrist shot past Miikka Kiprusoff at 3:17 of the third, set up by a sweet pass from Craig Smith.. It was just the sixth NHL game for Watson, one of many call-ups from Milwaukee of the AHL who have been pressed into duty thanks to a slew of injuries to Predators forwards.. “It was just a matter of staying the course,” Watson said of getting on the score sheet.. “It’s not going to come if you push too hard.. I just wanted to play a good, solid game defensively, and whatever happened, happened.” Halischuk made it 4-2 at 4:40, flipping a point-blank shot off Kiprusoff’s mask for his fifth goal of the year and third in two games.. Cervenka deflected Chris Butler’s shot past Pekka Rinne at 15:10 to pull the Flames within a goal, but the visitors couldn’t produce the equalizer.. Calgary started the scoring at 5:59 of the first period as defenseman T.J.. Brodie notched his second goal off a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle.. Nashville tied it when David Legwand slipped a rebound through Kiprusoff’s legs at 14:39 of the first for his 200th career goal. source:


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