NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) — Captain Jason Arnott recorded a
hat trick and Steve Sullivan and J.P. Dumont notched three
assists apiece as the Nashville Predators cruised to an 8-0
victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.
All-Star defenseman Shea Weber and Joel Ward each scored a goal
and set up another while Ville Koistinen, David Legwand and
Antti Pihlstrom tallied for Nashville, which used a five-goal
first period to extend its winning streak to four games.
Rookie Pekka Rinne made 30 saves to secure his sixth shutout of
the season. The starter for the Rookies in the YoungStars Game
as part of the festivities during All-Star Weekend last month,
Rinne turned aside 11 shots in the first period, 14 in the
second and five in the third.
Ty Conklin surrendered four goals on nine shots in the opening 9
minutes, 51 seconds of play before being relieved for Chris
Osgood, who denied 10 of the 14 attempts he faced for Detroit.