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Nashville Predators destroyed by the Edmonton Oilers 8-3

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators hosted the Edmonton Oilers tonight and for the first fifty minutes, it was a back and forth affair. 

The Predators fought back from a two goal deficit after the first period, then fought back from a one goal deficit and just when the game was tied 3-3 and you thought you were in for a wild finish, nobody expected what happened next.

Edmonton went on a five goal onslaught against the Predators, chasing Pekka Rinne from the game and embarrassing the home team with a final score of 8-3.

Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros replaces Pekka Rinne as the Edmonton Oilers scored 5 goals within the first 10 minutes of the final period as the Oilers defeated Nashville 8-3. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros replaces Pekka Rinne as the Edmonton Oilers scored 5 goals within the first 10 minutes of the final period as the Oilers defeated Nashville 8-3. (Michael Strasinger)

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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 win shoot-out thriller against the Edmonton Oilers 3-2

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators pulled out the win in overtime tonight against the visiting Edmonton Oilers, 3-2.  The game went to a shoot-out where new acquired Brian Boyle scored the game winner to earn the Predators the valuable extra point.

In front of country superstar Garth Brooks and hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and a fired up Smashville crowd, the Predators did what they had to do and that was fight to the end.  

On a day that saw Nashville trade away Kevin Fiala and Ryan Hartman, for the services of Wayne Simmons and Mikael Granlund, the Predators are now set for a Stanley Cup playoff run.

Nashville Predators center Nick Bonino (13) loses control of the puck after being checked by Edmonton Oilers defenseman Matt Benning (83) during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators center Nick Bonino (13) loses control of the puck after being checked by Edmonton Oilers defenseman Matt Benning (83) during the first period 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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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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