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Nashville Predators outplayed by the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators saw their three-game win streak come to an abrupt end tonight at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1.

The Predators were just outplayed by Carolina tonight, and couldn’t break through the superior goal tending of Petr Mrazek.

Nashville was hoping to continue their momentum of late with a another chance on home ice for the win, but home ice advantage hasn’t been something the Predators have been able to count on.

Nashville Predators fall to the Carolina Hurricanes in Nashville 4-1. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators fall to the Carolina Hurricanes in Nashville 4-1. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Kyle Turris’s game winner

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators have made it three in a row with today’s win over the visiting St. Louis Blues 2-1.  Kyle Turris provided the game winner at 17:48 of the final period for the win.

The Predators have now swept the series with St. Louis as they gain the two points, moving them ever closer to a wild-card spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

There was no replay of of last nights fisticuffs in St. Louis as the two teams were obviously conserving their energy for today’s game.  The first period appeared to be a “feeling out” period for the two teams, with no score at the end of the opening period.

Kyle Turris scores the game-winner against the St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena, 2-1.  (Michael Strasinger)

Kyle Turris scores the game-winner against the St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena, 2-1. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators fall to the Florida Panthers 3-0

 

Nashville PredatorsSunrise, FL – The Nashville Predators fell to the Florida Panthers in the second game of a back-to-back series 3-0, unable to score on Panthers goalie Chris Driedger who was playing in his first NHL game.

Driedger played like a seasoned veteran, stonewalling the Predators on all 27 shots he faced in the contest.

Nashville had some momentum coming into this game after last night’s shutout victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, but couldn’t break through on the scoreboard.

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Nashville Predators fall to the Florida Panthers 3-0 (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0

 

Nashville PredatorsRaleigh, NC – The Nashville Predators shut-out the Carolina Hurricanes tonight 3-0, behind the goal tending of Pekka Rinne who returned to net after an eight day lay-off. 

After being pulled from three of his last four starts, Rinne showed championship form tonight and produced the shut-out for Nashville who recovered from a devastating loss on Wednesday night to Las Vegas.

The Predators withstood an onslaught from the Hurricanes early in this contest and it was Rinne who stood firm in net to keep Carolina from taking the early advantage.

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Nashville Predators defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators fall to Las Vegas in overtime 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – In the blink of an eye, the Nashville Predators saw victory snatched from their grip by the Las Vegas Golden Knights, who tied the game in regulation with under one second on the clock, then won the contest in the extra frame, 4-3.

The Predators appeared to have the game in hand, leading 3-2 with under one minute remaining, when Las Vegas grabbed the puck in the Predators’ zone and Max Pacioretty slammed home the equalizer with .03 seconds on the clock to tie it 3-3.

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Paul Stastny scores the game winner in OT for Las Vegas to defeat the Nashville Predators 4-3 (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators fall to the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, Tn — The Nashville Predators just can’t seem to find a way to fight their way through the hurricane. The Carolina Hurricanes.  They’ve now lost 10 of 13 meetings against the team, losing at home tonight, 5-3.

With some momentum coming from back to back wins against the Minnesota Wild, the Predators had confidence heading into tonight’s contest, but the news that Filip Forsberg would not be in the line-up may have deflated that confidence.

Forsberg is listed day to day with an upper body issue and the timeline for his return has not been determined. 

Mar 9, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville Predators right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) tries to deflect a shot on Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) during the second period at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) tries to deflect a shot on Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) during the second period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators fall to the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 behind Aho’s hat trick

 

Nashville PredatorsRaleigh, NC – The Nashville Predators fell to the Carolina Hurricanes this afternoon behind 21 year old Sebastian Aho’s hat trick, 6-3.

The 21 year old took center stage while an old nemesis in net, Petr Mrazek, stonewalled the Predators for the win.  Mrazek has beaten the Predators 7 times dating back to his days with the Detroit Red WIngs. 

Aho put the ‘Canes on the board at 15:44 of the first period when he took the puck in the neutral zone and beat Pekka Rinne through the five-hole for the early 1-0 lead.

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin (74) and Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) go after the loose puck during the first period at PNC Arena. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin (74) and Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) go after the loose puck during the first period at PNC Arena. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators comeback falls short to the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsColumbus, OH – The Nashville Predators fought back from a two goal deficit in the third period tonight only to fall short in overtime to the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-3.

An unfortunate penalty in the OT by Viktor Arvidsson sealed the deal for Columbus as they took advantage of the power play to score the winning goal at 1:22 of the extra period. 

The Predators were playing this game with Pekka Rinne in net with the absence of Juuse Saros who was unavailable for the contest.  Rinne doesn’t normally play in back-to-back games, but was forced into action tonight.

 Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg (9) wrists a shot over the stick of Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones (3) during the first period at Nationwide Arena. (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg (9) wrists a shot over the stick of Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones (3) during the first period at Nationwide Arena. (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators Fall to Carolina Hurricanes 4-1

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators dropped their second straight game, losing to the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1, after Carolina scored 4 goals in the first 6:30 of the game.

Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne was sent packing and Juuse Saros stymied the Hurricanes the rest of the way.

But the Predators just couldn’t recover from the opening onslaught. 

Derek Ryan scored for Carolina just 40 seconds into the game, on a power play.  

Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) skates past Carolina Hurricanes defenders during the third period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) skates past Carolina Hurricanes defenders during the third period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)anewinckel-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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