Postgame notes from Nashville’s 4-3 win over Calgary on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena.
The Nashville Predators are now 15-0-1 at Bridgestone Arena when Nick Spaling scores a goal.
With their win on Thursday night, the Nashville Predators are now 14-0-1 in games in which Nick Spaling scores a goal.
The Predators’ “unbeaten” streak when Nick Spaling scores ended at 15 on Friday night at Detroit.
Nick Spaling hits Ray Emery one more time.
Nashville has still never lost in regulation when Nick Spaling scores a goal.
Number 13 has scored in 13 games in which Nashville has a win or a point 13 times.
The Predators take on the Flames at 5:00pm on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena.
In 137 prior regular season and playoff games, the Nashville forward had never scored away from Bridgestone Arena. The Predators record improves to 9-0-1 all-time when Spaling registers a goal.
Nick Spaling’s third period goal forced overtime in Nashville’s first home loss to Columbus in 5 years.
Nick Spaling scored the game-winning goal in Nashville’s 5-3 win over the Lightning at the Bridgestone Arena.
The good news – the Predators have resigned Nick Spaling, Matt Halischuk, Cal O’Reilly and Chris Mueller. Spaling and Halischuk are both locked down for the next two years, while O’Reilly and Mueller each have a one year deal. Mueller, who spent the majority of the season in Milwaukee, will be on a two-way contract.
The better news – because all of these players have been locked down, the NHLPA’s grievance is, for the most part, moot. These four players, along with Linus Klasen, Andreas Thuresson and Sergei Kostitsyn, were the players whose qualifying offers were allegedly turned in late. Since Klasen is headed to Sweden and Thuresson is now part of the New York Rangers system, only Kostitsyn remains.
Of course, the bad news is that Kostitsyn’s remains status remains up in the air. The highest scoring Predators last year, Kostitsyn probably would have gone to arbitration anyway and the Predators probably would have signed him to a two year deal for whatever the arbitrator awarded him, provided it was within reason. In other words, if the qualifying offer situation had been resolved already, then arbitration would have been a formality for the most part. It’s almost a given that the Predators want to bring Kostitsyn back, but the potential now hangs in the air that he could become an unrestricted free agent.
Regardless of the looming NHLPA arbitration for Kostitsyn (and potentially the rights to Linus Klasen), the sound you hear coming from 501 Broadway is a major sigh of relief.
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