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Nashville Predators fall to Winnipeg 5-3

 

Nashville PredatorsWinnipeg, Manitoba Canada -The Nashville Predators blew a two goal lead to fall to their Central Division rivals, the Winnipeg Jets, 5-3.  With the loss, Nashville relinquishes first place in the division.

Penalties and lack of a power play cost the Predators once again tonight as the Jets took full advantage of their man advantage.

Nashville struck first at 15:21 of the opening period when Viktor Arvidsson took a feed in the circle and ripped a wicked wrister past goalie Laurent Brossoit for the early 1-0 lead.

Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (55) scores a goal past Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during the second period at Bell MTS Place. (Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (55) scores a goal past Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during the second period at Bell MTS Place. (Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators blow 3 goal lead to fall to the Winnipeg Jets 7-4

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators got off to a hot start in their game three series against the Winnipeg Jets, scoring three goals in the first period and looking unstoppable.

Nashville got goals from Mike Fisher, P K Subban and Filip Forsberg to stake the three goal lead. 

That would change in the second period. 

Winnipeg came out of the locker room determined to not disappoint their raucous fans at the Bell MTS Place.

 Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry (17) bodies Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen (92) during the first period in game three of the second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell MTS Place. (Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry (17) bodies Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen (92) during the first period in game three of the second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell MTS Place. (Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators drop third straight in 5-4 loss to Winnipeg Jets

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators managed to salvage a point in their 5-4 shootout loss to the Winnipeg Jets tonight, as Mark Scheifele scored the game winner, beating Juuse Saros for the Predators. 

The victory clinched a playoff berth for the Jets.

In one of the most exciting games of their five game series, the teams traded punches all night, and the lead. 

Roman Josi got the Predators started at 10:09 of the first period on a slap shot that beat Jets goalie, Connor Hellebuyck for the 1-0 early Nashville lead.  Ryan Ellis and Viktor Arvidsson assisted on the score.

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (33) checks Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson (38) during the first period at Bell MTS Place. (Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (33) checks Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson (38) during the first period at Bell MTS Place. (Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators Lose To Winnipeg Jets To End Winning Streak 6-4

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators saw their three game win streak come to a screeching halt at the hands of the fast and furious Winnipeg Jets, 6-4.

Nashville had their backs against the wall from the drop of the puck, but managed to keep pace, taking the lead 2-1 after the first period. 

Winnipeg scored first as Adam Lowry scored at 8:05 of the first period. Calle Jarnkrok tied the game for the Predators at the 19:19 mark of the first.  

Kevin Fiala brought the Bridgestone Arena crowd to a fever pitch though with a wrister, just 21 seconds after the Jarnkrok goal, and Nashville would go to the first intermission with the lead.

Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) skates the puck into the offensive zone as he is defended by Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine (29) during the third period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) skates the puck into the offensive zone as he is defended by Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine (29) during the third period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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