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Nashville Predators defeat Minnesota Wild 5-2

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, Tn — The reigning Western Conference Champion Nashville Predators had to dig themselves out of a two goal deficit tonight to defeat the Minnesota Wild, 5-2.   In the much anticipated home opener, featuring more firepower in the line-up, Preds fans were feeling the excitement at puck drop.

Of course, it didn’t hurt when Keith Urban performed during the first intermission, keeping the Smashville faithful on their feet until the start of the second period.

Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) is guarded by Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin (21) in the second period during an NHL Hockey game at T-Mobile Arena. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) is guarded by Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin (21) in the second period during an NHL Hockey game at T-Mobile Arena during last seasons competition.(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators manhandled by the Dallas Stars 5-1

 

Nashville PredatorsDallas, TX – The Nashville Predators were dominated by the Dallas Stars tonight, 5-1.  Every aspect of the Dallas attack was on point as the Stars evened the series 2-2.

The two teams head back to Nashville for a Saturday afternoon matinee at the Bridgestone Arena.  Puck drop is at 2:00pm.

The Predators never knew what hit them as the Stars scored three goals within the first ten minutes of the game.  Nashville didn’t help their cause any with four penalties in the first period, putting Dallas on the power play.  

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) defends against Dallas Stars right wing Alexander Radulov (47) and center Tyler Seguin (91) during the third period in game three of the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) defends against Dallas Stars right wing Alexander Radulov (47) and center Tyler Seguin (91) during the third period in game three of the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators regain home ice advantage with win over the Dallas Stars 3-2

 

Nashville PredatorsDallas, Tx — The Nashville Predators came through in the clutch tonight against a very aggressive Dallas Star hockey team to win, 3-2. 

Pekka Rinne was the difference maker for the Predators fighting off 40 of 42 shots by the Stars tonight who seemed relentless on goal.  Combined with a stifling defensive core for Nashville, they held off the Stars to regain home-ice advantage.

Rocco Grimaldi lit the lamp for Nashville at 3:29 of the second period, skating the puck along the boards, then firing the wrister past goalie Ben Bishop for the early 1-0 lead.

Apr 15, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) and defenseman Roman Josi (59) defend against Dallas Stars center Mats Zuccarello (36) during the second period in game three of the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) and defenseman Roman Josi (59) defend against Dallas Stars center Mats Zuccarello (36) during the second period in game three of the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators defeat New York Rangers 5-2

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators completed a four game homestand with a resounding victory over the visiting New York Rangers, 5-2.  Nashville has now won eight of their last ten games with the Bridgestone Arena win.

Predators goalie Pekka Rinne showed why he is one of the elite goaltenders in the NHL, stopping 20 shots and picking up the victory.  The win is his seventh straight.

The game was a physical affair with the Rangers losing both Marc Staal and Jimmy Vesey in the second period. 

Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (22) celebrates with teammates after a goal during the second period against the New York Rangers at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (22) celebrates with teammates after a goal during the second period against the New York Rangers at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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