2012–13 Nashville Predators season

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2012–13 Nashville Predators
Division 5th Central
Conference 13th Western
2012–13 record 16–23–9
Home record 11–9–4
Road record 5–14–5
Goals for 111
Goals against 139
Team information
General Manager David Poile
Coach Barry Trotz
Captain Shea Weber
Alternate captains Martin Erat (Oct–Apr)
Mike Fisher
David Legwand (Apr)
Arena Bridgestone Arena
Average attendance 17,113 (100%)[1]
(2 games)
Team leaders
Goals David Legwand (12)
Assists Shea Weber (19)
Points Shea Weber (28)
Penalties in minutes Rich Clune (113)
Plus/minus (+): Mike Fisher (6)
(−): Scott Hannan (-11 −11)
Wins Pekka Rinne (15)
Goals against average Pekka Rinne (2.43)
<2011–12 2013–14>

The 2012–13 Nashville Predators season was the club's 15th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48 due to a lockout.

Off-season[edit]

After already losing one half of their All-Star defensive core to free agency when Ryan Suter signed with the Minnesota Wild, Shea Weber signed an offer sheet from the Philadelphia Flyers on July 19, 2012.[2] The Predators had 7 days to decide whether to match or not, and on July 24, they matched the offer to keep Weber in a Predators uniform.[3]

Regular season[edit]

The Predators scored 109 goals (excluding three shootout-winning goals) over the lockout-shortened season of 48 games, tied for 30th overall with the Florida Panthers. The Predators were also shut out a league-high 9 times, tied with the Phoenix Coyotes.[4][5]

Standings[edit]

Central Division[6]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Chicago Blackhawks 48 36 7 5 30 155 102 77
2 St. Louis Blues 48 29 17 2 24 129 115 60
3 Detroit Red Wings 48 24 16 8 22 124 115 56
4 Columbus Blue Jackets 48 24 17 7 19 120 119 55
5 Nashville Predators 48 16 23 9 14 111 139 41


Western Conference[7]
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Chicago Blackhawks CE 48 36 7 5 30 155 102 77
2 y – Anaheim Ducks PA 48 30 12 6 24 140 118 66
3 y – Vancouver Canucks NW 48 26 15 7 21 127 121 59
4 St. Louis Blues CE 48 29 17 2 24 129 115 60
5 Los Angeles Kings PA 48 27 16 5 25 133 118 59
6 San Jose Sharks PA 48 25 16 7 17 124 116 57
7 Detroit Red Wings CE 48 24 16 8 22 124 115 56
8 Minnesota Wild NW 48 26 19 3 22 122 127 55
9 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 48 24 17 7 19 120 119 55
10 Phoenix Coyotes PA 48 21 18 9 17 125 131 51
11 Dallas Stars PA 48 22 22 4 20 130 142 48
12 Edmonton Oilers NW 48 19 22 7 17 125 134 45
13 Calgary Flames NW 48 19 25 4 19 128 160 42
14 Nashville Predators CE 48 16 23 9 14 111 139 41
15 Colorado Avalanche NW 48 16 25 7 14 116 152 39

Divisions: CE – Central, NW – Northwest, PA – Pacific

bold – Qualified for playoffs, y – Won division, p – Won Presidents' Trophy (best record in NHL)


Game log[edit]

2012–13 Game Log
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = OT/SO Loss

Player stats[edit]

Final stats[8]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Rinne, PekkaPekka Rinne 43 42 2443:46 15 16 8 99 2.43 1101 .910 5 0 1 8
Mason, ChrisChris Mason 11 6 466:44 1 7 1 29 3.73 229 .873 0 0 0 0
Totals 48 2910:30 16 23 9 128 2.64 1330 .904 5 0 1 8

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Predators. Stats reflect time with the Predators only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and records[edit]


Transactions[edit]

The Predators have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season.