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Smashville Scope: November 5

Four Goals in 5:36, Josi, Ellis and Rinne Setting Records, Grimaldi Mic'd Up and More in This Week's Scope

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The second period of Monday night's game in Detroit between the Preds and the Red Wings was one to remember.

To start, the five-goal output in less than 20 minutes led to just Nashville's second victory in their last 12 tries against the Wings, dating back to Jan. 17, 2015. But when four goals are scored in a span of 5:36, it's rather noteworthy.

Nick Bonino, Kyle Turris, Colton Sissons and Matt Duchene all tallied before the first commercial break was even called in the middle frame, a furious pace on any night in the NHL. Naturally, a glance back at the Nashville record books was a must, and although the quick strikes were certainly impressive, the output wasn't quite fast enough to rewrite the ledger.

The all-time mark for the for the quickest four goals in franchise history is 3:04, a record that was set back on March 23, 2013, against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Bridgestone Arena. Taylor Beck, Shea Weber, David Legwand and Matt Halischuk scored at 7:11, 8:21, 9:46 and 10:15 of the first period in what eventually turned out to be a 5-2 win.

Nashville has had better four-goal totals on the road, too. Back on Feb. 2, 2000, Sebastien Bordeleau, Joel Bouchard and Patric Kjellberg (twice) tallied in a span of 3:38 against the Islanders in a 6-4 win, and Mike Ribeiro, Filip Forsberg, Calle Jarnkrok and Roman Josi all converted in 4:21 to start the third period of a 9-2 win at Toronto on Nov. 18, 2014.

While Monday's shellacking won't need to be added to the Predators Media Guide over the summer, it will still go down as one of the more dominant performances in recent memory in the goal-scoring department.

Video: Predators score five in 2nd period, rout Red Wings

By the Numbers:

A five-goal second period wasn't the only notable feat accomplished by the Preds on Monday in Detroit.

Goaltender Pekka Rinne made 23 saves against the Wings to improve to 8-0-2 through 10 games this season. That point streak has already set a Predators franchise record, but with the win, the 37-year-old Rinne became the first goaltender in NHL history to post a season-opening point streak of at least 10 games at 36 or older.

Additionally, Preds Captain Roman Josi and his defensive partner, Preds Associate Captain Ryan Ellis, have become the sixth pair of teammate defensemen since 1991-92 to produce a point-per-game pace through their first 15 contests. No one has done it since 2005. Josi leads Nashville with 16 points on the season, and Ellis has 15 in 15 games.

See, sometimes math can be fun.

Video: WC jersey honors hockey's roots in Nashville

Look Good, Feel Good:

We're less than two months away from the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at the Cotton Bowl on New Year's Day, and the Predators now know what they'll be wearing to celebrate the occasion.

The Preds revealed their Winter Classic jersey on Saturday, a striking vintage look to honor Nashville's hockey heritage and the Dixie Flyers. Now, just in time for the holiday season, you can get your hands on a sweater too.

Fans may pre-order their jersey right now at, and the Predators Team Store will have the jersey on sale starting Nov. 15, and that's in addition to all of the Winter Classic gear already available in store.

All that's left to do is get geared up before we take things outside.

Toy Story Trick-Or-Treat:

We're nearly a week removed from Halloween already, but it's worth taking a look back at a recent trip to Monroe Carrel Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Roman Josi, Ryan Johansen, Filip Forsberg, Dan Hamhuis and Dante Fabbro slipped on their best Toy Story costumes and went room to room at Children's Hospital to hand out treats to some of their biggest fans.

Not only did the Preds help to make the days of dozens of children in the hospital, they looked great while doing so. And come on, who doesn't want to see Josi in a Bullseye the toy horse getup?

Grimaldi Mic'd Up:

Preds forward and fan favorite Rocco Grimaldi is the latest to wear a mic during a recent game. Hear what Grimaldi had to say - and sing - against the Flames.

Video: Rocco Grimaldi is mic'd up vs. the Calgary Flames

Goal(s) of the Week:

Video: CHI@NSH: Bonino leads Predators with hat trick

Save of the Week:

Video: NYR@NSH: Saros stymies Chytil with sprawling save

Quote of the Week:

Preds Captain Roman Josi on signing his eight-year contract to remain with the Preds:

"I came here when I was 20 years old from Switzerland, didn't know much about Nashville, and it was mind blowing how nice people are in Nashville. Everybody is friendly, everybody is so welcoming, and this place has felt like home for me. I met my wife here, got married here and it's an awesome place. It's an awesome city with awesome people, and I get to play in the best organization in the League."

Shot of the Week:

…and there's more where that came from.

Preds vs. Blackhawks Photo Gallery

Preds vs. Flames Photo Gallery

Preds vs. Rangers Photo Gallery

Preds at Red Wings Photo Gallery

The Week Ahead:

Thursday at Colorado Avalanche, 8 p.m. CT

TV: Fox Sports Tennessee Radio: 102.5 The Game

Saturday at San Jose Sharks, 9:30 p.m. CT

TV: Fox Sports Tennessee Radio: 102.5 The Game

Predators Official Podcast, Episode 59:

Preds Captain Roman Josi signs an eight-year, $72.472 million contract that will likely keep him in Nashville for the rest of his career. He joins the show to discuss how the deal was struck. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis talk about Austin Watson's new contract, the Predators' point streak and the unveiling of the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic jersey.

Upcoming Bridgestone Arena Events:

Looking for more than just hockey at the home of the Preds? Here's what's coming to Bridgestone Arena.

Coming Soon:

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic plays Bridgestone Arena on Feb. 23, 2020 with two showings at 2 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. CT. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 5th at 10 a.m. CT.  

Niall Horan stops in Nashville on April 20, 2020. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 8th at 10 a.m. CT.

Sturgill Simpson is headed to Bridgestone Arena on May 22, 2020. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. CT.

Tickets for the 2020 SEC Basketball Tournament - which will be held on March 11-15 - go on sale Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. CT.

Week in Review:

Recap: Preds Score Five in Second Period, Rout Red Wings in Detroit

Preds, Nashville Fans Raise Over $60,000 at Hockey Fights Cancer Game

Recap: Preds Finish Homestand with Loss to Rangers

Preds Reveal 2020 Winter Classic Jersey

Preds to Honor Late CEO of Children's Hospital for Hockey Fights Cancer

Recap: Watson, Jarnkrok Each Tally Twice, but Preds Fall to Flames in Overtime

Predators Sign Austin Watson to Three-Year Contract

Hockey Halloween: Preds Show Off Costumes at Annual Team Party

Bridgestone Arena to Host 2022 TOYOTA U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Recap: Bonino's Hat Trick, Rinne's Shutout Power Preds Past Blackhawks

Josi Thrilled to Call Nashville Home for Eight More Seasons

Predators Sign Captain Roman Josi to Eight-Year Contract

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