WHO: Western Conference Quarterfinal Series, Game 2: Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks
TICKETS: A limited number of single seats remain! Order online, call 615-770-PUCK or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.
PROMOTIONS: All fans receive a Predators Pom courtesy of O'Charley's
WHEN: 7:00 p.m. CT
WHERE: Nashville Arena, Nashville, TN
TONIGHT THE PREDS WEAR: Blue
TONIGHT'S ANTHEM PERFORMER: Vince Gill and Amy Grant
TELEVISION: FSN South (Comcast cable Ch. 28 in Davidson and Williamson counties, DISH Network Ch. 445, DirecTV Ch. 633)
RADIO: WGFX 104.5-FM
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One-Sheet Game Preview
On the three-year anniversary of the franchise's first playoff win, the Nashville Predators face the San Jose Sharks tonight at Nashville Arena in Game 2 of the 2007 Western Conference Quarterfinals. Game time is 7:00 p.m. CT and a limited number of single seats remain. Game 2 will be broadcast on FSN South and WGFX 104.5-FM.
San Jose leads the best-of-seven series 1-0. The Predators staged a thrilling third-period comeback on Wednesday night to send Game 1 to overtime, but San Jose's Patrick Rissmiller scored in the second overtime to give the Sharks a 5-4 victory. Wednesday night's game was the longest in Preds history. Nashville and San Jose went at it on the ice for 88:14, with the game lasting 3 hours and 40 minutes.
J.P. Dumont and rookie Alexander Radulov each posted two goals in the loss, while defenseman Shea Weber contributed two assists. Weber now has four points (2g-2a) in six career playoff games.
The Predators' four goals in a single playoff game on Wednesday tied a franchise record. Nashville scored four times at San Jose in a 5-4 loss on April 27, 2006 and in a 4-3 win vs. the Sharks on April 21, 2006... San Jose's five goals was the most tallies Nashville has allowed in a playoff contest... Eight of the nine goals scored in Wednesday's tilt were even strength markers.
Alexander Radulov and J.P. Dumont became the first players in franchise history to score two goals in a playoff game. In fact, two goals is the most a Predator has ever scored in a playoff series. Adam Hall had two goals in Nashville's 2004 series vs. Detroit. Paul Kariya, Mike Sillinger and Shea Weber had two goals in the 2006 playoffs vs. San Jose... Shea Weber registered a playoff career-high two assists and had a team-high seven shots on goal in Game 1... Dumont (33:27), Ryan Suter (32:29), Kimmo Timonen (30:51) and Weber (30:20) all logged over 30 minutes of ice time. Dumont, Timonen and Peter Forsberg all finished the game a +2... Forsberg had twice as many hits (8) on Wednesday than any player on either roster. Scott Hartnell ranked second with four hits. Greg Zanon, playing in his first career playoff game, notched an assist on Radulov's first goal... Martin Erat returned to the lineup and posted an assist in Game 1 after missing the final 11 games of the regular season with a sprained knee.
THIS DATE IN PREDATORS HISTORY...
April 13, 2004: Nashville defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-0 and grabbed the franchise's first playoff victory in the first-ever playoff contest at Nashville Arena. Steve Sullivan, Vladimir Orszagh and Greg Johnson scored and Tomas Vokoun made 41 saves to post Nashville's first playoff shutout.