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Calgary Flames 6, Nashville Predators 3: Pekka Rinne Pulled Again

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Reaction, video highlights and advanced stats as the Predators dropped another lopsided decision tonight at Calgary.

It's been a bad couple days for the Nashville Predators, giving up a total of 13 goals and watching Pekka Rinne get pulled from consecutive starts. Needing points to keep pace in the Western Conference standings, the Preds instead dropped a stinker tonight in Calgary, losing 6-3.

Curtis Glencross completed a hat trick with an empty net goal in the final minute, finishing off a fun night for the home crowd. Five Flames had multi-point nights, and Miikka Kiprusoff had a pretty easy night to push his record to 5-5-2. For Calgary, it was their sixth straight home victory.

For Nashville, they move on to Edmonton Sunday night, hoping to find a formula that yields a win.

Random Observations

  • Sergei Kostitsyn scratched? Bestill my beating heart... it's about time somebody relatively high-up on the depth chart was made to sit, but he wouldn't be my first choice.
  • I couldn't blame Pekka Rinne if he's frustrated these days, but you have to think he'll be chomping at the bit to get back in there Sunday at Edmonton.
  • So who else was pumped to see David Legwand keep his point streak alive with that late goal? Just me, eh? OK.
  • I know many will question the constant jumbling of the forward lines tonight, but at some point there's a certain amount of sense in it. When playing with new linemates, players concentrate on doing the basics and communicating, which is probably where the Predators need to start when trying to piece things back together right now.
  • I can't remember seeing Barry Trotz quite so exasperated as he seemed during his intermission interview tonight. Will change come about over the weekend?

Boxscore - Game Summary - Event Summary

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And your advanced stats...

Nashville Predators

Player Pos ES TOI Total Shots For Total Shots Against Corsi Net Zone Starts Adjusted Corsi
Mike Fisher C 17:49 11 15 -4 +2 -5
Martin Erat R 17:04 10 15 -5 +2 -6
Craig Smith C 15:36 13 18 -5 +2 -6
Nick Spaling C 14:51 12 11 +1 +2 +0
Gabriel Bourque L 14:34 9 12 -3 0 -3
David Legwand C 13:58 11 7 +4 +1 +4
Bobby Butler R 13:42 9 6 +3 +1 +3
Zach Boychuk L 13:34 13 10 +3 +3 +2
Matt Halischuk R 13:23 12 18 -6 +2 -7
Brandon Yip R 8:46 10 11 -1 +1 -1
Rich Clune L 7:26 6 9 -3 0 -3
Chris Mueller C 7:08 8 7 +1 -1 +1
Shea Weber D 19:35 13 22 -9 +4 -11
Kevin Klein D 19:10 16 15 +1 +1 +1
Victor Bartley D 18:58 18 15 +3 0 +3
Roman Josi D 18:31 13 17 -4 +4 -6
Ryan Ellis D 16:05 13 12 +1 0 +1
Scott Hannan D 12:23 9 11 -2 +1 -2

Calgary Flames

Player Pos ES TOI Total Shots For Total Shots Against Corsi Net Zone Starts Adjusted Corsi
Jarome Iginla R 16:04 17 9 +8 -1 +8
Alex Tanguay L 15:57 16 11 +5 -1 +5
Matt Stajan C 15:56 16 18 -2 -3 -1
Mike Cammalleri L 15:21 14 8 +6 -1 +6
Lee Stempniak R 14:40 14 16 -2 -2 -1
Curtis Glencross L 14:23 12 15 -3 -2 -2
Mikael Backlund C 13:37 10 8 +2 -1 +2
Jiri Hudler C 13:31 9 9 0 -1 +0
Blake Comeau L 13:23 9 10 -1 -1 -1
Tim Jackman R 8:33 7 6 +1 -1 +1
Brian Mcgrattan R 7:57 8 6 +2 -1 +2
Steve Begin L 7:23 6 7 -1 0 -1
Jay Bouwmeester D 24:29 18 20 -2 -6 +0
TJ Brodie D 21:37 14 17 -3 -4 -1
Dennis Wideman D 17:50 18 15 +3 -1 +3
Mark Giordano D 16:48 18 13 +5 +1 +5
Chris Butler D 12:09 13 8 +5 0 +5
Derek Smith D 11:47 11 9 +2 0 +2