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)
Wins Pekka Rinne (15)
Goals against average Pekka Rinne (2.43)

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
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Chicago Blackhawks 48 36 7 5 30 155 102 +53 77
2 x – St. Louis Blues 48 29 17 2 24 129 115 +14 60
3 x – Detroit Red Wings 48 24 16 8 22 124 115 +9 56
4 Columbus Blue Jackets 48 24 17 7 19 120 119 +1 55
5 Nashville Predators 48 16 23 9 14 111 139 −28 41
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.


Western Conference
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 CE p – Chicago Blackhawks 48 36 7 5 30 155 102 +53 77
2 PA y – Anaheim Ducks 48 30 12 6 24 140 118 +22 66
3 NW y – Vancouver Canucks 48 26 15 7 21 127 121 +6 59
4 CE x – St. Louis Blues 48 29 17 2 24 129 115 +14 60
5 PA x – Los Angeles Kings 48 27 16 5 25 133 118 +15 59
6 PA x – San Jose Sharks 48 25 16 7 17 124 116 +8 57
7 CE x – Detroit Red Wings 48 24 16 8 22 124 115 +9 56
8 NW x – Minnesota Wild 48 26 19 3 22 122 127 −5 55
9 CE Columbus Blue Jackets 48 24 17 7 19 120 119 +1 55
10 PA Phoenix Coyotes 48 21 18 9 17 125 131 −6 51
11 PA Dallas Stars 48 22 22 4 20 130 142 −12 48
12 NW Edmonton Oilers 48 19 22 7 17 125 134 −9 45
13 NW Calgary Flames 48 19 25 4 19 128 160 −32 42
14 CE Nashville Predators 48 16 23 9 14 111 139 −28 41
15 NW Colorado Avalanche 48 16 25 7 14 116 152 −36 39
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.


Game log[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

For the first time since the 2008-09 season, the Predators missed the playoffs.

Player stats[edit]

Final stats[6]

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.