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Nashville 6, Anaheim 1
When: 8:00 PM ET, Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Referees: Ghislain Hebert, Chris Schlenker
Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, Bevan Mills
Attendance: 17424

Pekka Rinne made 26 saves, and the Nashville Predators overwhelmed the Ducks 6-1 on Tuesday in the opener of Anaheim's four-game road trip.

Roman Josi and Viktor Arvidsson each had a goal and an assist for Nashville. Mattias Ekholm scored short-handed, and Colton Sissons, Rocco Grimaldi and Calle Jarnkrok also had goals for the Predators.

Ryan Getzlaf scored for the Ducks, who had allowed just 16 goals in their first nine games.

Anaheim goalie John Gibson, who came in with a 1.88 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage in seven starts, made 15 saves on 19 shots before he was replaced by Ryan Miller at the start of the third period. Miller finished with nine saves on 11 shots.

Josi scored on a five-on-three power play to give the Predators a 1-0 lead at 11:23 of the first period. Josi received a pass from Matt Duchene in the high slot and sent the puck through traffic, ringing it off the inside of the left goal post.

The Predators made it 2-0 when Anaheim forward Adam Henrique passed the puck up the wall in the Nashville zone, but no Ducks were in the area.

Sissons came out of the penalty box as the puck skidded through the neutral zone and brought it down the right side with plenty of room, scoring over Gibson's right shoulder at 16:19 of the first period.

Grimaldi scored 35 seconds into the second period off a deflection in front of the net, becoming the 11th different forward to find the net for Nashville this season.

After the Ducks failed to convert on a penalty shot, they were on their third power play later in the second period when Ekholm made it 4-0 at 10:08, taking advantage of a turnover in the neutral zone and beating Gibson one-on-one.

Getzlaf broke up the shutout at 3:59 of the third period, but Arvidsson re-established the four-goal lead 31 seconds later.

Jarnkrok became the sixth Nashville player with a goal when he scored at 8:19 to make it 6-1.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Anaheim   Nashville
Ryan Getzlaf 1 Points Viktor Arvidsson 2
Ryan Getzlaf 1 Goals Viktor Arvidsson 2
Ryan Getzlaf 0 Assists Roman Josi 1
N/A Power Play Goals Roman Josi 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Mattias Ekholm 1
Ryan Miller .818 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .963
John Gibson 15 Saves Pekka Rinne 26
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 27 1 0-3 5-6 22 38
Nashville 30 6 1-6 3-3 6 23
Upcoming Games
  • Nashville will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Predators have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Ducks have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .667 after a loss.