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Nashville Predators in a free fall with loss to the Boston Bruins 6-2

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – In their first game under new head coach John Hynes, the Nashville Predators fell hard to the visiting Boston Bruins, 6-2. 

It’s been a whirlwind of activity over the last 48 hours with the dismissal of Peter Laviolette and the hiring of Hynes, hoping to spark a Nashville team that has now lost four of their last five games.

Boston picks up their first win in four games with the victory.

The Bruins were all over the Predators from the start.  Brad Marchand and Viktor Arvidsson were sent to the box just 14 seconds into the game when Marchand cross-checked Arvidsson, who was then called for embellishment. 

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Nashville Predators fall to the Boston Bruins 6-2  (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators fall to the Anaheim Ducks in shoot-out 5-4

 

Nashville PredatorsAnaheim, CA – The Nashville Predators managed to secure a point, but lost tonight’s game against the Anaheim Ducks, 5-4.  Nashville picked up three out of four possible points on this “back-to-back” series against the L.A. Kings and Ducks.

The Predators survived an Anaheim onslaught in the first period managing to end the period with a 1-1 tie. 

It was not a good period of hockey for the Predators but after Adam Henrique put Anaheim up 1-0, Austin Watson managed to bring Nashville even with a tip-in at 19:11 of the first period.

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Nashville Predators fall to the Anaheim Ducks 5-4  (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators end road trip with win over the Boston Bruins 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsBoston, MA – The Nashville Predators completed their four game road trip with a huge win over the Boston Bruins tonight, 4-3.  Nashville picks up seven points out of a possible eight with tonight’s win.

Pekka Rinne started in goal for the Predators while the Bruins sent Jaroslav Halak to the net ahead of Tuukka Rask.

After a scoreless first period where Boston was relentless on offense, the second period saw the Bruins get on the board first at 7:30 when Par Lindholm was credited with the goal that bounced in after he rolled into the net.

Nashville Predators defeat the Boston Bruins 4-3. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators defeat the Boston Bruins 4-3. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators’ comeback falls short against the Ottawa Senators 5-4

 

Nashville PredatorsOttawa, Ontario – The Nashville Predators were a tale of two teams tonight, pulling themselves out of a second period hole to pull even in tonight’s game against the Ottawa Senators, only to fall short in the over-time, 5-4.

Nashville has managed to pick up 5 points on this four game road trip so far and have a date with the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.

The Predators got off to a hot start in the first period with 17 shots on goal and a 1-0 lead at the end of the period.  Craig Smith who has scored three goals in his last two games put the Predators on the board at 11:16 taking a pass behind the net and beating Marcus Hogberg for the early marker.

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Nashville Predators fall to the Ottawa Senators 5-4 (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators dominate the New York Islanders 8-3

 

Nashville PredatorsNew York, NY – The Nashville Predators sweep their back-to-back series tonight with a convincing win over the New York Islanders, 8-3.  Head coach Peter Laviolette juggled his lines tonight and may have found the magic his team has been missing so far this year.

Nashville played two nights of convincing hockey with wins over the Rangers, and tonight, the Islanders. Scoring was NOT the issue tonight.

Craig Smith got things started when he gave the Predators the 1-0 lead at 4:39 of the opening frame on a wrist shot that beat starting goaltender Thomas Greiss.  Greiss wouldn’t finish the game in net.

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Nashville Predators dismantle the New York Islanders 8-3 (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators continue their free fall losing to the Boston Bruins 5-2

 

Nashville PredatorsBoston, MA – The Nashville Predators continue their downward spiral, losing to the Boston Bruins today, 5-2.  Patrice Bergeron led the way for the home team, with three points on the day.

Nashville concludes a brutal road trip, losing all four games before the Christmas break.  The Predators are still without key players on their roster due to injury.  Filip Forsberg, P.K Subban and Viktor Arvidsson are still sitting in the locker room.

Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak had big days on the ice with each scoring a goal and two assists.  Bergeron scored his 300th goal of his NHL career after being on the injury list and added a couple of assists.

Boston Bruins right wing David Backes (42) and center Ryan Donato (17) fight for a loose puck at the post against Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) during the second period at TD Garden. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Boston Bruins right wing David Backes (42) and center Ryan Donato (17) fight for a loose puck at the post against Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) during the second period at TD Garden. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators fall to the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1

 

Nashville PredatorsPhiladelphia, PA – The road woes continue for the Nashville Predators as they drop another road game to the Philadelphia Flyers tonight, 2-1.  Claude Giroux had the game winner for the Flyers who will be in Nashville on New Year’s Day.

The Predators continue to be hit by the injury bug as Colton Sissons was out of the line-up tonight after being helped off of the ice on Tuesday night against Chicago.

Filip Forsberg, Viktor Arvidsson, and P.K Subban have been on the injury list for several weeks, and their absence is beginning to strain this Nashville team.  The Predators recalled forward Tyler Gaudet today to join the team.

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) and left wing Austin Watson (51) battle for the puck against Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) and left wing Austin Watson (51) battle for the puck against Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators defeat Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators welcomed the return of Vezina Trophy winner Pekka Rinne back to the ice tonight with a strong 4-1 road win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.   

Rinne had missed the last five games due to injury, but tonight’s performance, where he blocked 42 shots on net, proves the rest did him some good.  Pekka never missed a beat.

Nashville owned the first period scoring at 6:02 of the first period when Kyle Turris got the tip in on net for the early 1-0 lead.  Mattias Ekholm and Carrie Jarnkrok assisted on the score.

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan (24) shoots on goal as Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) defends during the second period at Amalie Arena.  (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan (24) shoots on goal as Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) defends during the second period at Amalie Arena. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators defeat Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-1

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators broke their home ice losing streak to defeat the Las Vegas Golden Knights, 4-1, at Bridgestone Arena. 

Ryan Hartman led the Preds with his two goal effort, that gave Nashville all they would need on the night. 

The Predators had struggled this season at home, where their only three losses had occurred in Nashville.  The Predators outshot the Golden Knights, 28-24 on the night.

Reilly Smith scored the first goal of the Knight for Vegas at 17:14 of the first period when his snapshot beat Predators goalie, Juuse Saros on the high side and Vegas led 1-0. 

Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) makes a save during the second period against the Vegas Golden Knights at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) makes a save during the second period against the Vegas Golden Knights at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators struggle on home ice, lose to the Edmonton Oilers 5-3

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN -The Nashville Predators continue to struggle on home ice, as they lose to the visiting Edmonton Oilers, 5-3, at Bridgestone Arena.  All three Nashville losses have come on home ice.

Filip Forsbergs sixth career hat trick couldn’t help the Predators overcome the penalties and an aggressive Edmonton frontline, including NHL superstar, Connor McDavid.  This is Nashville’s rirst loss to Edmonton in their past 14 meetings. 

The Oilers struck first on a goal from Drake Caggiula to lead 1-0 to end the first period.  Then Leon Draisaitl gave Edmonton a 2-0 lead just five minutes into the second period, beating Predators goalie, Juuse Saros.  

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) celebrates with defenseman P.K. Subban (76) after scoring his third goal of the game against the Edmonton Oilers at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) celebrates with defenseman P.K. Subban (76) after scoring his third goal of the game against the Edmonton Oilers at Bridgestone Arena. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

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