Morning jam: Overnight game facts

April, 21, 2012
4/21/12
10:45
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• In each of the first five games of the series, the team that scored the first goal lost. It’s only the third series in NHL playoff history to follow that unusual pattern; the others were Pittsburgh vs. St. Louis in 1981 and Dallas vs. San Jose in 2008.

• David Legwand scored a tiebreaking goal 13 seconds into the third period and the Predators preserved their one-goal lead the rest of the way for a 2–1 series-clinching win over the Red Wings. It was the second straight game in which Legwand scored a third-period goal; his goal in the final minute wrapped up Nashville’s 3–1 win in Game 4 at Detroit. Before that game Legwand had scored only two third-period goals in 40 career NHL playoff games.

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