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Arnott, Koistinen help Predators rally past Red Wings in shootout

Apr 10, 2009 - 4:10 AM
DETROIT (AP) -- For the Nashville Predators, these truly are must-win games.

The Predators moved into a tie for the eighth and final playoff spot, coming from two goals down with less than seven minutes left in the third and winning the shootout to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on Thursday night.

Ville Koistinen and Jason Arnott scored in the shootout for Nashville, which tied the St. Louis Blues for the eighth. St. Louis has two games remaining.

Nashville finishes the regular season Friday night in Minnesota.

"This is the biggest game of the year," Arnott said. "Tomorrow night will be the biggest game of the year."

Arnott also had a goal and an assist in regulation and Scott Nichol and J.P. Dumont scored for Nashville. Pekka Rinne stopped 23 shots.

"We stayed alive," Predators' coach Barry Trotz said. "That's pretty good. Coming back when you're down 3-1 (in the third period) to the Detroit Red Wings."

Nicklas Lidstrom, Niklas Kronwall and Johan Franzen scored for Detroit and Henrik Zetterberg had two assists. Jiri Hudler scored in the shootout. Chris Osgood made 22 saves.

"We knew they were going to come out and be really desperate in the third period," Lidstrom said.

Dumont tied the game with a minute left in regulation on a goal-mouth scramble on the power play and with Rinne pulled for an extra attacker. It was Dumont's 16th goal.

Arnott brought Nashville to within one with 6:42 left with his 31st goal. He scored on a rebound after a giveaway by Lidstrom in Detroit's zone.

"We came in after the second period and we felt we were in a good spot," Arnott said. "We knew we had to come out and lay it on the line and go on the offense."

Lidstrom broke a 1-all tie with just 33 seconds left in the second period with a power-play goal. He beat Rinne on a slap shot from the left point for his 16th goal.

Franzen made it 3-1 less than three minutes into the third on a wrist shot from the slot for his 34th goal.

Detroit, which has two games left, will finish second in the Western Conference.

"I think we were doing a lot of good things tonight and we've got to take those with us (to the playoffs)," Lidstrom said. "But we've got to play 60 minutes."

Nichol tied the game with his fourth goal, 6:18 into the second period. He beat Osgood from the top of the right circle.

Kronwall's power-play goal was the only scoring in the first period. He beat Rinne with a slap shot from the point in the middle of the ice with 8:10 left in the opening period for his sixth goal.








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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    NASHVILLE 0 1 2 0 (2) 4
    DETROIT 1 1 1 0 (1) 3 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DET - (PP) NIKLAS KRONWALL 6 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, JIRI
    HUDLER) 11:50
    2ND PRD: NAS - SCOTT NICHOL 4 (VILLE KOISTINEN, JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT)
    6:18
    DET - (PP) NICKLAS LIDSTROM

    Predators 4, Red Wings 3  Final - 2OTApr 9 10:12 PM


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    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NASHVILLE 0 1 2 0 3
    DETROIT 1 1 1 0 3 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DET - (PP) NIKLAS KRONWALL 6 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, JIRI
    HUDLER) 11:50
    2ND PRD: NAS - SCOTT NICHOL 4 (VILLE KOISTINEN, JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT)
    6:18
    DET - (PP) NICKLAS LIDSTROM 16 (BRI

    Apr 9 10:05 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    NASHVILLE 0 1 2 3
    DETROIT 1 1 1 3 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DET - (PP) NIKLAS KRONWALL 6 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, JIRI
    HUDLER) 11:50
    2ND PRD: NAS - SCOTT NICHOL 4 (VILLE KOISTINEN, JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT)
    6:18
    DET - (PP) NICKLAS LIDSTROM 16 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, VALTTERI
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    NASHVILLE 3
    DETROIT 3
    3RD PRD: NAS - (PP) JOEL WARD 18 (JASON ARNOTT, RYAN JONES) 19:00

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    NASHVILLE 2
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    3RD PRD: NAS - JASON ARNOTT 31 (UNASSISTED) 13:18

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    NASHVILLE 1
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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NASHVILLE 0 1 1
    DETROIT 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DET - (PP) NIKLAS KRONWALL 6 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, JIRI
    HUDLER) 11:50
    2ND PRD: NAS - SCOTT NICHOL 4 (VILLE KOISTINEN, JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT)
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    DET - (PP) NICKLAS LIDSTROM 16 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, VALTTERI
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    NASHVILLE 1
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    2ND PRD: DET - (PP) NICKLAS LIDSTROM 16 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, VALTTERI
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    NASHVILLE 1
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    2ND PRD: NAS - SCOTT NICHOL 4 (VILLE KOISTINEN, JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT)
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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NASHVILLE 0 0
    DETROIT 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DET - (PP) NIKLAS KRONWALL 6 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, JIRI
    HUDLER) 11:50
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    NASHVILLE 0
    DETROIT 1
    1ST PRD: DET - (PP) NIKLAS KRONWALL 6 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, JIRI HUDLER)
    11:50

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