Let’s Go To the Spals…Today: Predator’s Unbeaten Streak Extends to 16

The Nashville Predators are now 15-0-1 at Bridgestone Arena when Nick Spaling scores a goal.

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.

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)
16 19* 3/21/2013 Flames Miikka Kiprusoff Nashville Win (5-3)

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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.