Special teams makes difference in win over Canucks

Posted on January 23, 2014

After trading their best penalty-killing defenseman Wednesday, it would seem unlikely the Predators would win a special teams battle in their first game since the deal.

Add in fact the player acquired for Kevin Klein — offensive defenseman Michael Del Zotto — hardly played on the Predators power play in Nashville’s 2-1 win over Vancouver on Thursday.

But it was indeed a special teams score that won the game for Nashville — along with some strong penalty killing work, in an important game.

 

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