Prior to Monday night, Nashville’s Nick Spaling had 10 career regular season goals and 2 career playoff goals through 137 career regular and postseason games. All 12 of those goals were scored at Bridgestone Arena.
However, at 12:21 of the third period, number 13 scored career goal number 13 to give the Predators a 2-1 lead over the Edmonton Oilers – a lead they would maintain until the final horn.
Nashville has now won all but one game in which Spaling has tallied a goal. In the other game, last Saturday’s tilt against Columbus, Nashville squeaked out an overtime point. In other words, the Predators have never lost a game in regulation when Spaling has scored.
Including the playoffs, the Predators are 9-0-1 in games in which Spaling registers a goal. In addition, five of his 13 career playoff and regular season goals have been game-winners.
|1||12/13/2010||Islanders||Dwayne Roloson||Nashville||Win (5-0)|
|2*||1/2/2011||Blue Jackets||Steve Mason||Nashville||Win (4-1)|
|3||1/11/2011||Wild||Jose Theodore||Nashville||Win (5-1)|
|4||1/11/2011||Wild||Jose Theodore||Nashville||Win (5-1)|
|5*||2/17/2011||Canucks||Roberto Luongo||Nashville||Win (3-1)|
|6||3/10/2011||Wild||Niklas Backstrom||Nashville||Win (4-0)|
|7||3/10/2011||Wild||Niklas Backstrom||Nashville||Win (4-0)|
|8||3/24/2011||Ducks||Jonas Hiller||Nashville||Win (5-4)|
|9 (PO)||4/24/2011||Ducks||Ray Emery||Nashville||Win (4-2)|
|10 (PO)*||4/24/2011||Ducks||Ray Emery||Nashville||Win (4-2)|
|11*||10/27/2011||Lightning||Mathieu Garon||Nashville||Win (5-3)|
|12||11/19/2011||Blue Jackets||Curtis Sanford||Nashville||OTL (4-3)|
|13*||11/28/2011||Oilers||Nikolai Khabibulin||Edmonton||Win (2-1)|