One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish...and David Legwand too. May not be as catchy as Dr. Seuss, but I love the results in the game: Nashville defeated Dallas 4-2.
Mike Fisher and David Legwand helped to key the Predators to their sixth consecutive victory with two goals scored each on Saturday night at the Bridgestone arena against the Dallas Stars. Fisher’s two goals occurred in the second period, the first breaking a 1-1 tie 2:33 into the period, and the second goal broke a 2-2 tie 9:57 into the second, and proved to be the permanent go-ahead goal of the game. Legwand scored 14:26 in the first period to tie the game at 1-1, and again at 14:56 in the third period on an empty net to ice the game.
Dallas went up 1-0 over the Predators in the first period off of a power play goal scored by Alex Goligoski, but the Predators were able to answer a few minutes later with Legwand's first goal. Later in the first, Nashville was able to get its first penalty kill of the game when Kostitsyn was called for high-sticking at 7:39.
The second period was highlighted by a Dallas goal scored by Brenden Morrow that was sandwiched between the two aforementioned Mike Fisher goals, as well as a slight altercation between Morrow and Shane O'Brien (who had been barking and pushing each other all game), which resulted in both players being penalized for roughing. Here is my photoshop interpretation of what was happening on the ice:
With the victory over the Stars, the Predators keep the hot streak alive with six straight victories, and the Stars are left with a three-game losing streak. The Preds will try to keep the hot streak going Tuesday night against the Canucks at Bridgestone arena.
Nashville picks up two points in the standings and keeps pace with Los Angeles, which won earlier in the day, at 92 points for the season and in sixth place, as well as increasing the distance between themselves and ninth-place Dallas to six points.
Dallas converted one of three power play attempts in the game, while Nasvhille failed to score on their only power play of the game.