2010–11 Nashville Predators season

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2010–11 Nashville Predators
Division 2nd Central
Conference 5th Western
2010–11 record 44–27–11
Home record 24–9–8
Road record 20–18–3
Goals for 219
Goals against 194
Team information
General Manager David Poile
Coach Barry Trotz
Captain Shea Weber
Alternate captains Steve Sullivan
Ryan Suter
Arena Bridgestone Arena
Team leaders
Goals Sergei Kostitsyn (23)
Assists Ryan Suter (35)
Points Martin Erat
Kostitsyn (50)
Penalties in minutes Shane O'Brien (83)
Plus/minus Ryan Suter (+20)
Wins Pekka Rinne (33)
Goals against average Rinne (2.12)

The 2010–11 Nashville Predators season was the Nashville Predators' 13th season in the National Hockey League. They were defeated by the Vancouver Canucks in the second round of the playoffs.

Pre-season[edit]

With their 18th-overall first-round pick, the Predators chose Austin Watson of the Peterborough Petes.

Regular season[edit]

The Predators opened the season on October 9 at home against the Anaheim Ducks. The regular season ended on April 9, with their final game being against the St. Louis Blues.

Playoffs[edit]

The Predators clinched a berth in the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the fifth seed. The Predators won their first playoff series in franchise history, beating the Anaheim Ducks in six games, to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals against the first seed, the Vancouver Canucks. In a low-scoring series, the Canucks managed to close out the Predators at Bridgestone Arena in six games.

Standings[edit]

Central Division[1]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y-Detroit Red Wings 82 47 25 10 43 261 241 104
2 Nashville Predators 82 44 27 11 38 219 194 99
3 Chicago Blackhawks 82 44 29 9 38 258 225 97
4 St. Louis Blues 82 38 33 11 34 240 234 87
5 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 34 35 13 29 215 258 81
Western Conference
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Vancouver Canucks NW 82 54 19 9 50 262 185 117
2 y – San Jose Sharks PA 82 48 25 9 43 248 213 105
3 y – Detroit Red Wings CE 82 47 25 10 43 261 241 104
4 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 47 30 5 43 239 235 99
5 Nashville Predators CE 82 44 27 11 38 219 194 99
6 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 43 26 13 38 231 226 99
7 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 46 30 6 36 219 198 98
8 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 44 29 9 38 258 225 97
8.5
9 Dallas Stars PA 82 42 29 11 37 227 233 95
10 Calgary Flames NW 82 41 29 12 32 250 237 94
11 St. Louis Blues CE 82 38 33 11 34 240 234 87
12 Minnesota Wild NW 82 39 35 8 36 206 233 86
13 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 34 35 13 29 215 258 81
14 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 30 44 8 24 227 288 68
15 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 25 45 12 23 193 269 62

bold - qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; p – Won President's Trophy (best record in NHL)
CE - Central Division, NW - Northwest Division, PA - Pacific Division


Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-Season[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

2010-11 Game Log

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Playoffs[edit]

The Nashville Predators ended the 2010–11 regular season as the Western Conference's fifth seed. They defeated the fourth seed, the Anaheim Ducks, in the first round, 4–2, which is the first playoff series win in franchise history. Their opponent in the Western Conference Semifinals would be the Vancouver Canucks, who beat Nashville 4–2.

2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player stats[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Rinne, PekkaPekka Rinne 64 3789 33 22 9 134 2.12 1905 .930 6 0 0 12
Lindback, AndersAnders Lindback 22 1131 11 5 2 49 2.60 576 .915 2 0 0 0
Dekanich, MarkMark Dekanich 1 50 0 0 0 3 3.60 25 .880 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Rinne, PekkaPekka Rinne 12 748 6 6 32 2.57 343 .907 0 0 1 0
Lindback, AndersAnders Lindback 1 13 0 0 0 0.00 9 1.000 0 0 0 0

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

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Pekka Rinne[2] NHL Third Star of the Month January 2011
Pekka Rinne[3] NHL Third Star of the Month March 2011


Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Shane O'Brien 300th Career NHL Game October 9, 2010
Anders Lindback 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Win
October 13, 2010
Jerred Smithson 400th Career NHL Game October 24, 2010
Linus Klasen 1st Career NHL Game October 30, 2010
Ryan Suter 400th Career NHL Game November 16, 2010
Anders Lindback 1st Career NHL Shutout December 11, 2010
Nick Spaling 1st Career NHL Goal December 13, 2010
Mark Dekanich 1st Career NHL Game December 18, 2010
Francis Bouillon 600th Career NHL Game December 26, 2010
Chris Mueller 1st Career NHL Game December 28, 2010
Marcel Goc 100th Career NHL Point January 5, 2011
Kevin Klein 200th Career NHL Game January 5, 2011
Joel Ward 200th Career NHL Game January 5, 2011
Cody Franson 100th Career NHL Game January 8, 2011
Chris Mueller 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
January 16, 2011
J. P. Dumont 800th Career NHL Game January 23, 2011
Alexander Sulzer 1st Career NHL Goal January 23, 2011
Sergei Kostitsyn 200th Career NHL Game January 24, 2011
Shea Weber 200th Career NHL Point February 9, 2011
Sergei Kostitsyn 100th Career NHL Point February 9, 2011
Jonathon Blum 1st Career NHL Game February 22, 2011
Blake Geoffrion 1st Career NHL Game February 26, 2011
Jonathon Blum 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
February 27, 2011
Martin Erat 600th Career NHL Game March 1, 2011
Blake Geoffrion 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
March 1, 2011
Colin Wilson 100th Career NHL Game March 3, 2011
Jonathon Blum 1st Career NHL Assist March 6, 2011
Blake Geoffrion 1st Career NHL Assist March 12, 2011
Jordin Tootoo 400th Career NHL Game March 19, 2011
Blake Geoffrion 1st Career NHL Hat-trick March 20, 2011
Martin Erat 400th Career NHL Point March 31, 2011
Patric Hornqvist 100th Career NHL Point April 2, 2011
Mike Fisher 700th Career NHL Game April 5, 2011
Nick Spaling 100th Career NHL Game April 5, 2011
Shea Weber 400th Career NHL Game April 5, 2011
Playoffs
Player Milestone Reached
Jonathon Blum 1st Career NHL Playoff Game
1st Career NHL Playoff Assist
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
April 13, 2011
Blake Geoffrion 1st Career NHL Playoff Game
1st Career NHL Playoff Assist
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
April 13, 2011
Matt Halischuk 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 13, 2011
Patric Hornqvist 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal April 15, 2011
Jerred Smithson 1st Career NHL Playoff Assist April 17, 2011
Matt Halischuk 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
April 20, 2011
Anders Lindback 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 20, 2011
Nick Spaling 1st Career NHL Playoff Assist
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
April 22, 2011
Kevin Klein 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal April 22, 2011
Nick Spaling 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal April 24, 2011
Cody Franson 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal May 5, 2011

Transactions[edit]

The Predators have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.