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So much for a slump-buster, eh? Coming off disappointing back-to-back home losses, the Nashville Predators start off a 5-game road trip against the top team in the NHL.
|- 1, Nashville Goal - Jordin Tootoo (2), from Craig Smith and Nick Spaling at 5:21. Penalties - Martin Erat, Nashville (Hooking), 1:55; Cal Clutterbuck, Minnesota (Hooking), 2:22.|
|- No scoring. Penalties - Colton Gillies, Minnesota (Boarding), 2:12; Francis Bouillon, Nashville (Interference), 4:38; Matt Cullen, Minnesota (Hi-sticking), 6:56; Colin Wilson, Nashville (Hi stick - double minor), 8:04.|
|- 2, Minnesota Goal - Dany Heatley (6), from Mikko Koivu and Devin Setoguchi at 1:05. 3, Minnesota Power-Play Goal - Kyle Brodziak (5), from Matt Cullen and Marco Scandella at 9:39. 4, Minnesota Short-Handed Goal - Cal Clutterbuck (5), from Mikko Koivu at 13:19. 5, Nashville Power-Play Goal - Ryan Suter (5), from Jordin Tootoo and Martin Erat at 13:57. Penalties - Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Minnesota (Tripping), 1:43; Craig Smith, Nashville (Interference on goalkeeper), 6:29; Ryan Suter, Nashville (Slashing), 8:12; Nick Johnson, Minnesota (Boarding), 12:20; Cal Clutterbuck, Minnesota (Elbowing), 13:36; Nate Prosser, Minnesota (Roughing), 13:36; Patric Hornqvist, Nashville (Roughing), 13:36.|