10th: Preds top Caps for back-to-back wins over the '98 Cup finalists
/ Nashville Predators
December 26, 1998
A 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Dec. 26, 1998 signaled more than just the Nashville Predators’ first three-game winning streak. That victory, coupled with a 5-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup-champion Detroit Red Wings on Dec. 23, meant that the expansion Predators had beaten both teams that had played in the 1998 Stanley Cup Finals three days apart.
"This team just totally amazes me," head coach Barry Trotz said. "We beat Detroit, then a couple of guys go down and we beat Washington. We keep putting parts in there and they're doing their jobs.”
The wins combined for an all-around 120-minute effort by Nashville. Nashville’s goals came off the sticks of six different players, the Preds held the opposition’s power play scoreless on six attempts and chased both starting goaltenders – Detroit’s Chris Osgood and Washington’s Olaf Kolzig – from the games.