Nas 1 2 1 4
Dal 0 0 0 0
Date of game: 3/12/2013

Recap: Dallas vs. Nashville

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Pekka Rinne posted 32 saves for his fifth shutout of the season as the Nashville Predators took a 4-0 win over the Dallas Stars.

Shea Weber, Nick Spaling, Gabriel Bourque and Rich Clune all scored for the Predators, who came into the game having lost four of their last five. David Legwand and Craig Smith added two assists each.

"We got a couple of power-play goals tonight and a little bit of balanced scoring," said Nashville head coach Barry Trotz. "Had a good plan there. Second period, Rinne was outstanding, absolutely outstanding. Made some huge saves and then I thought in the third period we actually played OK."

Kari Lehtonen gave up all four goals on 21 shots for the Stars, who have dropped their past two games.

"We needed to be a little bit better in a bunch of areas," said Dallas head coach Glen Gulutzan. "I thought early on we made a couple of young errors and some turnovers, especially with our defense in the back end. We need our big guys to step up when those situations happen and take control and we didn't do it."

The Predators got the only goal they needed with 7:44 to play in the first as Spaling's wrister from the left circle sailed over the glove of Lehtonen for his fourth of the season.

It was a 2-0 game just 2:16 into the second as Nashville got one on the power play when Weber potted a rebound off a Legwand shot for his fourth of the season and first goal in eight games.

Clune made it a 3-0 game with a penalty shot goal as he beat Lehtonen between the pads. The shot was awarded when Clune was hooked by Jordie Benn on a breakaway.

Bourque's rebound goal came on the power play with 5:02 to play to cap the scoring.

Game Notes

Dallas winger Ray Whitney returned to play after missing the previous 16 games with a hairline fracture on his foot ... It was Nashville's first penalty shot goal since Nov. 9, 2011, when Martin Erat scored one against Anaheim ... Nashville continues its five-game road trip in Vancouver on Thursday ... Dallas hosts Anaheim on Thursday ... The Preds have taken both games against the Stars this season, having won a 5-4 overtime tilt on Feb. 25 in Nashville ... Rinne has 30 shutouts in his career.

Utah over UCLA is the Pac-12 play of the year

UCLA is coming off its most impressive 2014 outing - a 62-27 romp over Arizona State. Utah lost its last game to Washington State. However, the Utes have a great chance to upset the Bruins.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Stewart still coping with tragedy

Seven weeks after his involvement in an accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race on a dirt track in Upstate New York, Tony Stewart continues to deal with emotions surrounding the tragic incident.

Benjamin, Fuller named September's top rookies

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller were named the NFL Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Month for September on Thursday.

Davis included on Tigers' ALDS roster

Rajai Davis is on the Detroit Tigers' 25-man roster for the American League Division Series. Whether the outfielder is in the starting lineup for Thursday's opener against the Baltimore Orioles remains unclear.

Nothin' but Net: Coaching hot seat already burning

With NBA Media Day barely behind us, it's perfect fair and reasonable to already speculate as to which coaches will be fired soonest.

Sens give Ryan 7-year extension

The Ottawa Senators have locked up one of their key offensive contributors, signing forward Bobby Ryan to a seven-year contract extension on Thursday.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
Team CHOCOLATE MILK member Owen Hammond recovers post-race with lowfat chocolate milk after finishing 140.6 miles at IRONMAN Chattanooga.

0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.