O nce again, Nick Spaling scored in Bridgestone Arena.
Once again, the Nashville Predators won.
Coming into Thursday night’s game against Phoenix, Spaling had scored 18 goals in 15 different games on Nashville home ice, including playoff games.
Of those 15 games, the Predators had won 14. The odd game out was an overtime loss last season to Columbus.
In other words, Nashville has never lost in regulation at Bridgestone Arena when Nick Spaling has scored.
This time, Spaling potted a goal off of his foot – a goal that had to go to Toronto for review – at 14:24 of the second period of Nashville’s 5-3 win against the Calgary Flames. It was Spaling’s sixth goal of the season through 30 games.
Both Nashville and Calgary tacked on an extra goal after that goal, with Nashville taking the 5-3 win and Spaling’s tally counting as the game-winner.
With the win, the Predators record when Spaling scored a goal increased to 15-0-1 – 16 games without a regulation loss.
|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)|
|16||19*||3/21/2013||Flames||Miikka Kiprusoff||Nashville||Win (5-3)|
Photo: Sarah Fuqua