The Stat Line Of The Night — 4/12/11 — Dan Haren
The Stat Line Of The Night — 4/13/11 — Mike Fisher
Heading into the 2010-11 NHL season, the Nashville Predators were hoping that this would be the year that they finally get over that hump and win their first ever playoff series. In an effort to increase their chances of doing so, they acquired Mike Fisher from the Ottawa Senators at the trade deadline, and the move payed dividends during Game 1 of their Western Conference opening round series against the Anaheim Ducks last night.
Looking to take home-ice advantage away from the Ducks right off that bat, the Preds did just that, scoring the first four goals of the game. Fisher would factor in on three of those goals, scoring the last two and adding an assist on the first to lead Nashville to the 4-1 victory and a 1-0 series lead.
With one of the league’s best goaltenders in Pekke Rinne between the pipes and plenty of depth throughout their roster, the Predators have the opportunity to turn some heads during the post-season. Nashville has had a tough time winning road games in previous playoff match-ups, but last night it appeared as though they were ready to put that problem behind them. Mike Fisher figures to be a important part to the team’s success. He was last night, and as a result, he earns our “Stat Line of the Night” for Wednesday, April 13, 2011.