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Nashville Predators defeat Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators recovered from last night’s loss to Buffalo with an impressive win against the Tampa Bay Lightning this afternoon, 4-1. 

Filip Forsberg led the way with two goals and an assist on the night, and Juuse Saros had 29 saves in net.

Nashville completed their last “back-to-back” series with today’s win, and moves closer to securing first place in the Central Division.   

Ryan Johansen started the scoring for the Predators at 7:50 of the first period with a wicked wrist shot that beat Lightning goalie, Andrei Vasilevskiy for the 1-0 lead.  Filip Forsberg had the assist.

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) is congratulated by center Kyle Turris (8) and teammates as he scores a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) is congratulated by center Kyle Turris (8) and teammates as he scores a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators fall to New Jersey Devils 3-2 win streak ends

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators saw their franchise record win streak come to an end tonight at the Bridgestone Arena, as the New Jersey Devils won it in a shoot-out, 3-2.

New Jersey dominated the play throughout the game, after the Predators were first to score, and then took a 2-1 lead, until just over one minute in regulation, when Ryan Johansen tied the game at 2-2. 

Both teams had multiple scoring opportunities on the night, but the puck was a “quirky” thing tonight as players were “whiffing” on shots, and or missing empty net opportunities all night.

Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen (92) celebrates after scoring late in the third period to tie the game against the New Jersey Devils at Bridgestone Arena. ( Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen (92) celebrates after scoring late in the third period to tie the game against the New Jersey Devils at Bridgestone Arena. ( Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators defeat Colorado Avalanche 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-3, sweeping their four game road trip and tieing the team’s record for consecutive wins at 8.

Ryan Ellis tied the game at 3-3 with just over one minute remaining in regulation, then Filip Forsberg scored the game winner in overtime to give Nashville the victory.

The Predators scored first at 3:09 of the first period when Austin Watson netted a wrist shot for the 1-0 lead.  Watson was assisted by Colton Sissons and Mattias Ekholm on the play.

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) chases down Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) in the first period at the Pepsi Center. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) chases down Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) in the first period at the Pepsi Center. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators beat Winnipeg Jets 6-5

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators defeated the Winnipeg Jets in a wild one tonight at the Bell MTS Place, 6-5, with Ryan Hartman scoring the winning goal, with just one minute left in regulation. 

Hartman was acquired on Monday, from the Chicago Blackhawks, and was playing in his debut game with Nashville.

The two points came over their nearest Central Division rival, and is the start of a Canadian road trip that will include games against Edmonton and Vancouver this week.

Nashville Predators right wing Ryan Hartman (38) get steady to tip in the game winning goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) in the third period at Bell MTS Place. (James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators right wing Ryan Hartman (38) get steady to tip in the game winning goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) in the third period at Bell MTS Place. (James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators Dominate San Jose Sharks 7-1

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN –  Pekka Rinne scores his 300th career victory tonight, as the Nashville Predators absolutely dominate the San Jose Sharks at Bridgestone Arena, 7-1. 

The elite NHL goaltender was brought to tears during a post-game interview reflecting on his accomplishment in front of his hometown crowd tonight.  Pekka Rinne has been one of the most popular players in Predators history and he showed his love for his fans tonight. 

The Predators were relentless against the Sharks who had won five of their last six games before entering “Smashville” to face the defending Western Conference Champions.

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) is awarded the first star of the game after recording his 300th career win with a win over the San Jose Sharks at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) is awarded the first star of the game after recording his 300th career win with a win over the San Jose Sharks at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators fall to Tampa Bay Lightning in Overtime 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators saw their five game winning streak come to an end tonight with a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Bridgestone Arena.

Yanni Gourde gave the lightning the win at 1:45 of overtime, after Nashville turned the puck over to him with a wide open net.

Tampa Bay was playing their second game in a row after a victory over the Chicago Blackhawks last night, 2-0.

Juuse Saros started in goal for the Predators, giving Pekka Rinne the night off.  

Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) during the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) during the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators defeat Winnipeg Jets 5-2 at Bridgestone Arena

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators came out swinging tonight against the Winnipeg Jets, while dominating the first two periods of the game. As the first period ended the teams were tied at 1, but you could see that when the second period began, things would be different.

Mattias Ekholm set a franchise record for scoring in four consecutive games, most of any Predators Defensive man.  Balanced scoring from a number of players has been a pretty common site of late for Nashville.  Tonight, Kevin Fiala, Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Johanson and Nick Bonino and Kyle Turris provided the offense against the Jets.

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators defeat Colorado Avalanche 5-2

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators overcame a terrible, penalty filled first period to bounce back and defeat the Colorado Avalanche, 5-2 at Bridgestone Arena. 

The Nashville penalty killers were busy to start the game, having to kill 11 minutes of penalty time, and survive the offensive rush of Colorado to finish the first twenty minutes with a 1-0 lead.  Craig Smith gave the Predators the lead as five different Predators would score on the night.

Nashville was coming off a disappointing loss at Minnesota that saw them with the lead on several occasions, but a late game slump allowed the Wild to win, 6-4.

Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) looks to pass the puck during the first period against the Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) looks to pass the puck during the first period against the Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators Defeat Washington Capitals 6-3

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators put on a scoring clinic at Bridgestone Arena tonight against their former coach Barry Trotz and his Washington Capitals, with a 6-3 win. It was Nashville’s fifth win in a row.

Sporting one of the top defenses in the league, Nashville showed they can score with the best of them.

Craig Smith opened the scoring for Nashville at 11:48 on the first period.  

Nick Bonino returned to the lineup for Nashville after missing 11 games, scoring at 17:43 of the first period and the Preds were leading 2-0.

Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (22) skates past Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (22) skates past Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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My Two Cents: Nashville Predators Make History, Destiny to be Determined

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterNashville, TN – Well, now they’ve gone and done it.  Those Nashville Predators have won their second round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues.  They’ve done forged themselves into the record books, and will play for the Western Conference Championship against a yet to be determined opponent.

I don’t know if Predators fans can take it up another notch, but if there was a fan base that’s willing to say, “hey, hold my beer, and watch this” it’s Nashville. 

I’ve said all along that being at the Bridgestone Arena during a hockey game is the most earth shattering experience and I’ve seen AC/DC, Ted Nugent, and Cheap Trick in concert and by God, those were LOUD!

Nashville Predators fans celebrate as they leave Bridgestone Arena following a 3-1 win against the St. Louis Blues in game six of the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators fans celebrate as they leave Bridgestone Arena following a 3-1 win against the St. Louis Blues in game six of the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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