Preds Shine In Canada, Crush Leafs 9-2
By Josh @Top6Grinder
The Nashville Predators faced off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto for a Tuesday night showdown under the bright lights of the Air Canada Centre.The Preds came in with sticks a blazing and quickly took a 3 goal lead in the first period.
The Leafs came into the 2nd period down 3-0 and James Reimer as the new goaltender. Reimer faired a little better only giving up 1 goal in the 2nd. However, Reimer couldn’t hold off the Preds furious offensive attack in the 3rd period giving up 5 goals and sending bags and jerseys onto the ice from the faithful of the Air Canada Centre.
The only negative, if you can find one after a double fisting frosty kinda night, was the amount of dumb penalties by the Preds and the continued underwhelming power play, going 1-4 on the night. Beck with the lone goal out of 4 chances on the power play. The Preds power play should be producing a lot more with the flourishing talent on the team
Preds Goals By:
Taylor Beck- 2 (3)
Derek Roy-1 (1)
Eric Nystrom-1 (3)
Colin Wilson-1 (2)
Filip Forsberg-1 (9)
Mike Ribero-1 (5)
Calle Jarnkrok-1 (1)
Roman Josi-1 (3)
Preds Assists By:
Roman Josi- 1 (6)
Shea Weber- 3 (6)
Seth Jones- 1 (5)
Ryan Ellis- 2. (8)
Mattias Elkholm- 1 (6)
Matt Cullen- 1 (4)
Filip Forsberg-1 (13)
Craig Smith- 1 (4)
Calle Jarnkrok- 1 (2)
Eric Nystrom- 1 (3)
Paul Gaustad- 2 (5)
Colin Wilson- 1. (4)
Taylor Beck- 1 (2)
Mike Ribero- 1 (11)
As you can tell a lot of Preds were involved in the offensive party.You will see a lot of sudden ohhh’s and ahhh’s out of the Canadian media after this performance in Toronto.
-The Preds tie a franchise record for goals in a game.
-Filip Forsberg started another scoring streak.
-Young Taylor Beck with the first star of the game.
-Paul Gaustad notched 10 penalty minutes for fighting.
Taylor Beck on the Preds offense:
“We were good offensively, everyone was making plays,” Beck said. “Those games are fun. You know they’re not all gonna be like that, but they’re fun to play, certainly for the winning team.”
Dion Phaneuf take on the game:
“When you get beat like that in professional sports, it’s embarrassing,” Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf said. “To get beat like that in front of your home fans compounds the issue.”
Randy Carlyle on his team:
“We need a better performance from everybody,” he said. “Goaltending is part of that, defense is part of that, offence, all those things combined for the team effort. It was a team effort in the loss tonight.”
The Preds continue their short road trip on Thursday when they face off against the Ottawa Senators.