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Anaheim 5, Nashville 1: Ducks Dynasty

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The Anaheim Ducks moved to 3-0 against Nashville with a thorough beatdown of the Predators tonight, as Pekka Rinne gave up five goals and yielded to Chris Mason for the third period.

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The Predators fell behind quickly in this one, down 2-0 less than five minutes into the game, and ended up surrendering a hat trick to Kyle Palmieri, his first ever in the NHL, coming in his 46th career game. Craig Smith scored the lone goal for Nashville, coming off a nice play from Kevin Klein and Rich Clune, but that was about the only highlight of the night for the Preds.

They'll have a couple days to stew over this loss, as they don't play again until Saturday night at San Jose.

Random Observations

  • Peks, we love you, but those adventures behind the net get scary sometimes, like that opening goal for Bonino.
  • Of course, after one superstar got punked, it was time for our other one, as Weber simply got beat wide by Palmieri for goal #2.
  • The rest of the game was pretty much a dumpster fire, but seeing Rinne break his stick against the goal post probably says it best:
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Thanks to deansredhalo in the 3rd Period Game Thread for the gif.

Boxscore - Game Summary - Event Summary

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Nashville Predators

Player Pos ES TOI Total Shots For Total Shots Against Corsi Net Zone Starts Adjusted Corsi
Gabriel Bourque L 14:16 13 14 -1 -1 -1
David Legwand C 14:10 10 16 -6 -2 -5
Patric Hornqvist R 13:28 11 16 -5 -1 -5
Craig Smith C 12:46 10 12 -2 -3 -1
Mike Fisher C 12:15 11 11 0 0 0
Martin Erat R 12:13 10 12 -2 0 -2
Nick Spaling C 12:13 6 7 -1 -2 -0
Paul Gaustad C 12:00 6 7 -1 -2 -0
Sergei Kostitsyn L 11:50 5 9 -4 -3 -3
Colin Wilson C 11:34 10 12 -2 +1 -2
Rich Clune L 11:33 7 11 -4 -3 -3
Brandon Yip R 11:33 8 6 +2 -1 +2
Roman Josi D 20:20 14 19 -5 -1 -5
Shea Weber D 17:30 13 14 -1 -1 -1
Kevin Klein D 17:23 17 13 +4 -5 +6
Scott Hannan D 17:20 8 17 -9 -2 -8
Jonathon Blum D 17:19 14 17 -3 -3 -2
Ryan Ellis D 12:52 6 13 -7 0 -7

Anaheim Ducks

Player Pos ES TOI Total Shots For Total Shots Against Corsi Net Zone Starts Adjusted Corsi
Teemu Selanne R 14:24 17 12 +5 +5 +3
Daniel Winnik C 14:23 7 11 -4 +1 -4
Nick Bonino C 14:08 12 8 +4 0 +4
Andrew Cogliano C 13:35 7 8 -1 +1 -1
Bobby Ryan R 13:12 16 10 +6 +3 +5
Matt Beleskey L 12:39 13 10 +3 +5 +1
Saku Koivu C 12:29 6 6 0 +1 -0
Emerson Etem R 12:12 10 5 +5 +1 +5
Patrick Maroon L 12:10 10 4 +6 0 +6
Ryan Getzlaf C 11:50 12 9 +3 -1 +3
Corey Perry R 10:58 13 12 +1 0 +1
Kyle Palmieri C 8:55 13 10 +3 +1 +3
Cam Fowler D 20:37 14 15 -1 +3 -2
Luca Sbisa D 19:27 11 16 -5 +2 -6
Francois Beauchemin D 16:25 14 13 +1 +3 -0
Bryan Allen D 16:09 18 13 +5 0 +5
Toni Lydman D 14:46 20 8 +12 +1 +12
Sheldon Souray D 14:36 14 9 +5 +3 +4