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Game recap: Nashville over Wild

  • January 23, 2013 - 12:17 AM

GAME RECAP

STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS

1. Chris Mason, Predators: Giving Pekka Rinne a rare game off, the veteran goalie made 29 saves.

2. Martin Erat, Predators: Scored the winning goal with 8:15 left after a Niklas Backstrom blunder. Had five shots.

3. Clayton Stoner, Wild: Defenseman was plus-1 and had four hits and an assist.

BY THE NUMBERS

3 Point streaks, in games, to open the season for Dany Heatley and Zach Parise.

5 Goals in nine games against the Wild for Nashville's Nick Spaling (he has 14 in 173 games vs. others).

MICHAEL RUSSO

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