Spal Me Maybe: Predator’s Home Streak Hits 15

With their win on Thursday night, the Nashville Predators are now 14-0-1 in games in which Nick Spaling scores a goal.

N ick Spaling likes scoring in Bridgestone Arena.

Or, perhaps, Bridgestone Arena likes Nick Spaling scoring in it.

Coming into Thursday night’s game against Phoenix, Spaling had scored 17 goals in 14 different games on Nashville home ice, including playoff games.

Of those 14 games, the Predators had won 13. The odd game out was an overtime loss last season to Columbus.

In other words, Nashville had never lost in regulation when Nick Spaling scored a goal at home.

At 9:38 of the third period against Phoenix, Spaling scored his first home goal in nearly a year…and, thus, the streak was on the line.

The Predators held on, tacking on another goal and defeating Phoenix 3-0.

With the win, the Predators record when Spaling scored a goal increased to 14-0-1 – 15 games without a regulation loss.

Game Goal Date Opponent Goaltender Location Result
1 1 12/13/2010 Islanders Dwayne Roloson Nashville Win (5-0)
2 2* 1/2/2011 Blue Jackets Steve Mason Nashville Win (4-1)
3 3 1/11/2011 Wild Jose Theodore Nashville Win (5-1)
4 1/11/2011 Wild Jose Theodore Nashville Win (5-1)
4 5* 2/17/2011 Canucks Roberto Luongo Nashville Win (3-1)
5 6 3/10/2011 Wild Niklas Backstrom Nashville Win (4-0)
7 3/10/2011 Wild Niklas Backstrom Nashville Win (4-0)
6 8 3/24/2011 Ducks Jonas Hiller Nashville Win (5-4)
7 9 (PO) 4/24/2011 Ducks Ray Emery Nashville Win (4-2)
10 (PO)* 4/24/2011 Ducks Ray Emery Nashville Win (4-2)
8 11* 10/27/2011 Lightning Mathieu Garon Nashville Win (5-3)
9 12 11/19/2011 Blue Jackets Curtis Sanford Nashville OTL (4-3)
10 13 12/10/2011 Ducks Dan Ellis Nashville Win (3-2)
11 14 12/22/2011 Blue Jackets Curtis Sanford Nashville Win (6-5)
12 15* 1/14/2012 Flyers Ilya Bryzgalov Nashville Win (4-2)
13 16 2/14/2012 Blackhawks Ray Emery Nashville Win (3-2)
14 17 2/25/2012 Sharks Thomas Greiss Nashville Win (6-2)
15 18 2/14/2013 Coyotes Mike Smith Nashville Win (3-0)

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A native of Franklin, Tennessee, Patten Fuqua is the managing editor of PuckScene.com. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Belmont University in Journalism and Broadcasting.