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Nashville Predators let one get away with loss to the Edmonton Oilers 3-2

 

Nashville PredatorsEdmonton Alberta, Canada – The Nashville Predators saw one slip away tonight against the Edmonton Oilers, 3-2. 

Some questionable officiating late in the game put Nashville’s back against the wall against the number one power play in the league, and the Oilers took full advantage.

Craig Smith got the Predators off to a great start, scoring at 12:17 of the first period, scoring on the backhand from the slot as he picked up the loose puck for the score.  Nashville took a 1-0 lead.

Nashville Predators fall to the Edmonton Oilers, 3-2. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators fall to the Edmonton Oilers, 3-2. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators fall to the Edmonton Oilers 4-2

 

Nashville PredatorsEdmonton Alberta, Canada – The Nashville Predators lost to the Edmonton Oilers in the second game of their brief tour of Canada tonight, 4-2. 

The Predators are chasing points in their quest to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs and desperately needed a win against their conference rivals tonight.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins put Edmonton on the board first with a quick wrist shot following the face off in their offensive zone for the early marker and the 1-0 lead.  The score was at 9:01 of the opening period.

Nashville Predators fall to the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators fall to the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 (Michael Strasinger)

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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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Nashville Predators defeat Edmonton Oilers 3-0

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators just continue to win.  Whether it be at home or on the road, the Preds are off to a great start. 

Tonight, they finish their first “back-to-back” series with the victory over the Edmonton Oilers 3-0. 

This comes on the heels of their 5-3 victory over the Calgary Flames the night before where the Predators were able to extract a bit of revenge for their home opener against these Flames, where Calgary was able to shutout the Predators.    

Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) makes a save during warm ups prior to the game against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) makes a save during warm ups prior to the game against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators defeat Edmonton Oilers 4-2, Poile becomes winningest GM

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators continue to claim the monicor “comeback kids” with another come from behind win tonight against the Edmonton Oilers.  Trailing 2-0 after the first period, the Predators came storming back to claim the victory, 4-2.

With the win, Nashville’s General Manager David Poile becomes the winningest GM in the history of the NHL.

Nashville has been making it a habit to fall behind early, but have clearly shown they don’t get rattled and keep their game under control to forge the wins.

Edmonton Oilers defensemen Oscar Klefbom (77) and Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson (33) battle for a loose puck during the second period at Rogers Place. (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)

Edmonton Oilers defensemen Oscar Klefbom (77) and Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson (33) battle for a loose puck during the second period at Rogers Place. (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators defeat Edmonton Oilers 2-1

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators needed a win in the worst way tonight at Bridgestone Arena, and with the Edmonton Oilers in town, the Preds were “licking” their chops. 

Nashville has defeated the Oilers in 11 straight games, dating back to March 2014.  Final score, 2-1.

Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne, stopped 25 shots and Viktor Arvidsson had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators to their second win in a row.  Nashville is now 3-1-1 in their last five games.

Nashville Predators right wing Craig Smith (15) scores a goal past Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot (33) as left wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) assists during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators right wing Craig Smith (15) scores a goal past Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot (33) as left wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) assists during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators Complete Two Game Sweep With Win Over Edmonton Oilers 4-0

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – Following a dominating 7-1 win over Vancouver on Wednesday night, the Nashville Predators provided an encore with another dominating victory, 4-0 over Conner McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers in Vancouver.

Predator’s goalie Juuse Saros was the star of the night, pitching a shut-out, stopping a franchise record, 46 shots on goal.  Saros topped his previous record of 43 shots blocked on his last start against the Dallas Stars.  

Starting goaltender, Pekka Rinne, stopped 25 shots last night in the win over Vancouver.

Nashville Predators forward Scott Hartnell (17) and Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) battle for a loose puck during the third period at Rogers Place. (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators forward Scott Hartnell (17) and Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) battle for a loose puck during the third period at Rogers Place. (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)

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