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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 Chicago Blackhawks 5-2

 

Nashville PredatorsChicago, IL – The Nashville Predators got a breakthrough win tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks, 5-2.  It was the first win for new head coach John Hynes.

The highlight of the night came in the final seconds of the game when Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne scored his first EVER goal from his own net. 

The Predators started strong against Chicago, dominating the first period and taking a 3-0 lead after the opening frame.  Goals from Viktor Arvidsson at 3:16, Colin Blackwell at 8:22, and Matt Duchene at 16:55 proved to be a dominating period.

Nashville Predators defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2. (Michael Strasinger)

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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 Chicago Blackhawks 7-2

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The struggles of the Nashville Predators continued tonight as the visiting Chicago Blackhawks extracted a bit of revenge with a 7-2 beat down of the Predators. 

Struggles in net for Nashville continue as Pekka Rinne yielded 4 goals by the second period and was pulled for Juuse Saros who didn’t fare much better, giving up three goals before the night was done.

Rinne had gotten off to an 8-0-2 start to the season but has had trouble stopping shots since the recent road trip.  Saros hasn’t performed much better in what was expected to be a break-out season for him.

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Nashville Predators suffer 7-2 loss to Chicago Blackhawks (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators fall to the San Jose Sharks 2-1

 

Nashville PredatorsSan Jose, CA – The Nashville Predators managed to squeeze a point out of tonight’s loss to the San Jose Sharks, losing 2-1 in regulation.  The game went to a shoot-out where Timo Meier, in his first shoot-out appearance, slipped one over the shoulder of Juuse Saros for the win.

Nashville entered tonight’s game wondering how they would recover from the embarrassing loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night, 9-4, but hit the ice determined to play Predators hockey.  This is the third of four road games for the Predators, as they wrap this road trip up in Vancouver on Tuesday night.

Nashville Predators Fall To The San Jose Sharks 2-1

Nashville Predators Fall To The San Jose Sharks 2-1 (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators dominate the Detroit Red Wings 6-1

 

Nashville PredatorsDetroit, MI – The Nashville Predators totally dominated the Detroit Red Wings tonight, exploding for five goals in the second period, to get an important road win, 6-1.

The Red Wings have had Nashville’s number, winning 10 of the last 11 meetings between the two teams, but tonight, the Predators were able to chase starting goalie Jimmy Howard with a flurry of goals in the second period.

Detroit got on the board first at 2:35 of the opening period when Andreas Althanasiou took a pass from Filip Hronek to beat Pekka Rinne on the short side for the early 1-0 lead.  As it turns out, that would be the only marker of the night for the Red Wings.

Nashville Predators Defeat Detroit Red Wings 6-1 (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators Defeat Detroit Red Wings 6-1 (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators blow three goal lead to fall to the Calgary Flames 6-5

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators held a three goal lead after two periods of play, only to fall in overtime to the Calgary Flames, 6-5 in Nashville.  It was a stunned Smashville crowd that headed for the exits when Mathew Tkachuk slipped the game winner past Pekka Rinne as the buzzer sounded to end the extra period.

The Predators were in full command of this one right from the start.  Nick Bonino continued his scoring onslaught as he gave Nashville the early 1-0 lead, just 5:33 into the opening period.  The Bonino backhand slipped past David Rittich and that gave Bonino four goals in his last four shots, including the hat trick on Tuesday night against the Blackhawks.

Calgary Flames Mathew Tkachuk Scores The Game Winner Against The Nashville Predators In Nashville

Nashville, Tn-Calgary Flames’ Mathew Tkachuk Scores The Game Winner Against The Nashville Predators In Nashville. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – Nick Bonino scored a hat-trick and Pekka Rinne pitched his second shutout in a row, as the Nashville Predators defeated the flailing Chicago Blackhawks, 3-0.

The Predators fired 51 shots on goal tonight, compared to Chicago’s 20. The real star of the game should have been Chicago goalie Robin Lehner who ultimately stopped 48 shots on the night, but lost the game. 

His frustration showed throughout the night, but the Predators were relentless.

Nick Bonino scores a natural hat-trick against the Chicago Blackhawks for the 3-0 win in Nashville.  (Michael Strasinger)

Nick Bonino scores a natural hat-trick against the Chicago Blackhawks for the 3-0 win in Nashville.  (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning in overtime 3-2

 

Nashville PredatorsTampa, FL – The Nashville Predators picked up a huge road win tonight as they defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2.

The Predators were led by their captain Roman Josi, who scored the game tying goal to send the game to overtime.

Nashville was without Filip Forsberg for the fifth straight game and Matt Duchene, injured on Thursday night, both with lower body injuries.

The Predators scored first at 14:24 of the opening period when Callie Jarnkrok beat Lightning goalie Curtis McElhinney for the early 1-0 lead.

Nashville Predators get 3-2 overtime win against the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday night. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Predators get 3-2 overtime win against the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday night. (Mike Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators shut-out Minnesota Wild 4-0

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – Pekka Rinne posted his first shut-out of the season while earning his 6th victory as the Nashville Predators downed the visiting Minnesota Wild, 4-0.

It was Rinne who thwarted the Minnesota attack in the first period to give his team a chance to turn the tables on the Wild for the win.

The Vezina Trophy winning Rinne stopped all 26 shots on goal tonight for another impressive victory in front of the Smashville faithful.

After a scoreless opening period, Mikka Salomaki scored the winning goal just 37 seconds into the second period on a wrist shot that beat Alex Stalock for the 1-0 lead.

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne shutdown the Minnesota Wild Thursday night. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne shutdown the Minnesota Wild Thursday night. (Mike Strasinger)

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