Topic: Columbus Blue Jackets
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators hold on to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets in a shoot-out, 4-3. Rocco Grimaldi scored the decisive goal in the 8th round of the shoot-out for the win.
The Predators were coming off of a tough loss last night in Chicago and blew an early two goal lead to hang on for the win. Columbus fought a valiant fight, considering that half of their team is on injured reserve.
Ryan Johansen and Mikael Granlund gave the Predators a 2-0 lead after the first period, with Johansen scoring just 33 seconds into the contest, while Granlund extended the Nashville lead at 10:31.
Chicago, IL – The Nashville Predators fell to the Chicago Blackhawks tonight 2-1 with just 48 seconds remaining in over-time. Alex Debrincat not only scored the game tying goal, but netted the game winner for the home team.
In a game where Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne was at his best, Chicago was able to catch him in a vulnerable situation for the win. Rinne stopped 36 shots on net for the night.
Nashville held the lead in this one for most of the night. Mattia Ekholm ripped a wrist shot past Corey Crawford to give the Predators the early 1-0 lead at 14:56 of the second period.
Nashville, 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, TN – The Nashville Predators were thumped by the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight in Nashville, 5-2. Columbus is fighting for a spot in the playoffs and played like their hockey lives depended on it tonight.
Scoring just fifty seconds into the contest, the Blue Jackets set the tone early and went on to dominate the Predators on their home ice.
Nashville is still tied with the Winnipeg Jets for first place in the central division of the Western Conference, but the St. Louis Blues posted a win tonight and inch to within two points of the leaders. The final week of the regular season is going to be a doozy.
Pittsburgh, PA – The Nashville Predators defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins behind some stellar goaltending from Pekka Rinne tonight, 3-1.
The win avenges a loss to these Pens last week at Bridgestone Arena, as the Preds fell in a shootout.
Combined with a loss last night by the Winnipeg Jets, and a loss tonight by the St. Louis Blues, the Predators are still very much alive to win the central division of the Western Conference.
All facets of Nashville’s game were on point tonight, with exceptional defense and a power play goal by Viktor Arvidsson.
St. Paul, MN – The Nashville Predators punched their ticket to the Stanley Cup playoffs tonight with a win over the Minnesota Wild, 1-0. Ryan Johansen scored the game winner, just 4:32 into the opening period.
The Predators were coming off of a humiliating loss to the central division leading Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night and with the St. Louis Blues breathing down their neck, they desperately needed a win tonight.
Winnipeg lost to the Dallas Stars, but the Blues beat the Vegas Golden Knights to stay within two points of the Predators. The final few games of the regular season will determine how these teams shake out for the playoffs. Nashville still has a chance to win the division, but they could also fall to third place by seasons end.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – The Nashville Predators were no match tonight for the central division leading Winnipeg Jets, getting shutout 5-0.
There will be a lot of soul searching in the Predators locker room after this one, and it will be interesting to see which direction this team goes from here.
Nashville was hoping for a chance to take over the division with a win, and now they’re looking over their shoulder at St. Louis making a charge for second place.
St. Paul, MN – The Nashville Predators clawed their way back from a 2-1 deficit against the Minnesota Wild tonight to win the game, 3-2 in a shootout.
The two points Nashville picked up keeps them in touch with the Central Division leading Winnipeg Jets who beat Columbus 5-2 today.
Nashville faced several ex-Predators tonight with Kevin Fiala facing his former team, along with Anthony Bitetto, Ryan Suter and Pontus Aberg.
The Predators brought former Minnesota sharp-shooter Mikael Granlund with them to face his former team as well.
Columbus, 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.
Chicago, IL – The Nashville Predators almost let this one slip away tonight in Chicago, but Filip Forsberg saved the day with his overtime winner to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3.
Nashville had led the entire game and looked poised to win the game when Artem Anisimov sent the game to overtime with the goal at 17:39 of the third period.
Pekka Rinne was superb in net, as always, keeping the Predators in the game, stopping 34 of 37 shots on goal. The Predators had 31 shots on goal on the night.
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