Dallas Stars Game 81 Scoring Chances: Plug Pulled
Steve Ott and Brenden Morrow talked about the Stars loss to the Predators on Twitter and other news and notes from around the NHL.
The Preds have assured themselves at worst a 5th-place finish, meaning they don't have to worry about a 1st-round playoff matchup with the Pacific Division winner, and the associated travel burden that such a series brings.
Tonight's game against the Dallas Stars doesn't just mark the home finale for the regular season, but thanks to the sellout crowd in attendance, it has helped the Nashville Predators establish a new franchise-best 25 sellouts in a single season.
The Nashville Predators can eliminate the Dallas Stars from playoff contention by beating them in regulation tonight.
|- No scoring. Penalties - Brandon Yip, Nashville (Interference), 2:44.|
|- No scoring. Penalties - Hal Gill, Nashville (Interference), 12:39; Brenden Morrow, Dallas (Hooking), 17:19.|
|- 1, Nashville Goal - Francis Bouillon (4), from Patric Hornqvist and Andrei Kostitsyn at 4:28. 2, Nashville Goal - Patric Hornqvist (26), from Brandon Yip and Mike Fisher at 18:00. Penalties - Andrei Kostitsyn, Nashville (Tripping), 9:52; Ryan Garbutt, Dallas (Hooking), 13:12; Mike Fisher, Nashville (Delaying Game-Puck over glass), 19:05.|