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Post-Game Notes vs. Nashville - Jan. 22

Tuesday, 01.22.2013 / 11:13 PM CT / News
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Post-Game Notes vs. Nashville - Jan. 22

RW Martin Erat notched the game winner with 8:15 left in regulation and G Chris Mason made 29 saves as Nashville claimed a 3-1 victory against the Wild at Xcel Energy Center. RW Dany Heatley continued his point streak with Minnesota’s lone goal. The Wild dropped its first contest of the season and heads to Detroit for its first road game, Friday at 6:30 p.m. CT.

Nashville G Chris Mason made 29 saves to earn the win in his first start of the season and move to 7-5-2 against the Wild.

Tonight’s contest marked the first time a game between the Wild and Predators wasn’t decided by one goal in five games. All four of last season’s matchups were decided by one marker.

G Niklas Backstrom made 23 saves to earn his first loss of the season.

RW Dany Heatley scored his third goal of the season, the first time he has had three goals in the opening three games of a season since 2008-09. He has four points (3-1=4) in three games this year and at least one point in eight straight games (8-3=11) dating back to last season. He now has 24 points (14-10=24) in 18 career games against Nashville.

LW Zach Parise tallied an assist to stretch his point streak to three games (1-3=4). He now has six points (4-2=6) in seven career games versus the Preds.

Predators C Nick Spaling has five goals in nine career games against the Wild. He has 14 total goals in 173 games against the rest of the NHL.

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