The ‘Team History & Records’ section of the Nashville Predators media guide will have some impressive additions come next season.
Tuesday night’s 9-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs marked just the third time in franchise history that the Predators have tallied nine goals in a single game, tying a club record. Fifteen Predators recorded at least a point in the contest; nine players had multi-point outings.
As previously mentioned, Nashville has scored nine goals three times in franchise history, with the other two occasions coming on March 18, 2006, in a 9-4 home victory over Calgary and a March 4, 2004, dubbing in Pittsburgh, also a 9-4 win.
The contest is tied for second in the largest margin of victory in team history, as the Predators have won by seven goals on three occasions. That margin is also tied for the largest on the road, with the Preds besting the Kings in Los Angeles by seven goals in a 7-0 win in January of 2008.
Nashville scored five times in the third period on Tuesday, good for a tie for second in most goals scored in a single period by the Preds. That output marked the fifth time that the club has tallied five in a single stanza. Plus, the mark ties the most goals scored on the road in one frame by the team. The Predators put up five goals in the second period of an 8-3 win at Chicago on Jan. 5, 2007.
Additionally, the third period outburst saw the club beat Toronto goaltender James Reimer four times in a span of 4:21, the third fastest stretch in team history. Mike Ribeiro, Filip Forsberg, Calle Jarnkrok and Roman Josi potted goals at the 0:53, 1:26, 3:06 and 5:14 marks of the third on Tuesday.
In all, 26 points (9g, 17a) were recorded by Nashville skaters, with Shea Weber (3a) and Taylor Beck (1g, 2a) leading the way with three points apiece.
Plus, Pekka Rinne stopped 29 of 31 shots for his 12th win of the season.
So it’s onto the next one for the Preds with Ottawa coming up on Thursday, but Tuesday night in Toronto was one for the upper echelons of the books. Come on, 10-spot.