The 2013 NHL season is one of hope for both the Nashville Predators and the Minnesota Wild. With the addition of hometown heroes Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, the Wild look to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2007-08 Season. The Predators, now without the dynamic Weber-Suter duo, look to make it past the Conference Semifinals for the first time in franchise history. Watch the Predators take on the Wild on Tuesday January 22nd at 8:00pm ET.
There was only one goal in this spirited affair and it came courtesy of former New Jersey Devil, Zach Parise. The goal was assisted by Ryan Suter. He may not have sealed the deal against his old club with a goal, but his stellar performance and helper made this a game to remember for the Wild.
In what was a fierce defensive battle between the Preds and Wild, Niklas Backstrom earned the First Star on the strength of his 27 save, shutout performance. Pekka Rinne picks up Second Star with 30 saves, allowing the only goal of the night. Newcomer Zach Parise had the game-winning goal and took Third Star honors.