Grimaldi Scores Four, Preds Set Records in Win Over Red Wings

NASHVILLE, TN – Rocco Grimaldi did his part to rewrite the Predators’ record books on Thursday night.

Grimaldi tallied his first-career hat trick in just 2:34 in the first period – and he finished with four goals in total – as Nashville cruised to a 7-1 win over Detroit to complete a two-game sweep of the Red Wings at Bridgestone Arena. The result gives the Preds their third consecutive win and a 5-1-0 mark in the past six outings.

Nashville exploded to score four goals within a 2:34 span before Thursday’s game was eight minutes old, and that outburst, along with Grimaldi’s franchise-record-tying four goals for himself, gave the Predators yet another satisfactory effort to win game No. 16 on the season.

And, of course, Grimaldi, who scored all four goals with his hockey stick he named Trudy, had himself a night.