Series (Game 1 of 1)

Nashville leads 1-0

Game 1: Wednesday, October 18th

Predators 3

(3-3-0, 6 pts)

Rangers 0

(3-4-0, 6 pts)

7:00 PM ET, October 18, 2006

Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

1 2 3 T
NSH 1 2 03
NYR 0 0 00

T. Vokoun (Predators - G): Saves: 38, Save Pct.: 1.000

S. Nichol (Predators - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

J. Smithson (Predators - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Nashville (2-3-0) at NY Rangers (3-3-0) 7:00 pm EDT

Nashville (2-3-0) at NY Rangers (3-3-0) 7:00 pm EDT

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- At his current pace, Brendan Shanahan has a very good chance to set a career high in goals.

Shanahan tries to build upon his recent goal-scoring clip Wednesday when the New York Rangers face the Nashville Predators in their lone encounter of the season.

Signed as a free agent on July 6 after helping the Detroit Red Wings win three Stanley Cup titles in nine seasons, the 37-year-old Shanahan ranks among the league leaders with seven goals and nine points.

Shanahan, who recorded his 600th goal in his debut with the Rangers on October 5, set his career high when he netted 52 with the St. Louis Blues in 1993-1994.

Shanahan scored a power-play goal in the second period and Martin Straka added his third tally of the season in the third session for the Rangers in Monday's 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils.

Nashville began the year with three losses for the first time in franchise history before bouncing back with consecutive victories over the Phoenix Coyotes and the New York Islanders.

Paul Kariya netted the shootout clincher on his 32nd birthday and Steve Sullivan added his third of the season to lead the Predators in Monday's 2-1 triumph over the Islanders.

Petr Prucha scored twice and Jaromir Jagr added another goal as the Rangers posted a 5-1 win over Nashville in their most recent matchup on December 8, 2005.