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Nashville Predators defeat the Dallas Stars 2-0

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators got a much needed win tonight against the visiting Dallas Stars, 2-0.  The slumping Predators needed the two points in their quest to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Filip Forsberg finally broke through from his scoring drought with the first goal of the night, and the eventual game winner.  At 19:07 of the opening frame, Forsberg ripped a wrist shot from inside the circle that deflected off of Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin for the 1-0 lead.

Nashville Predators defeat the Dallas Stars 2-0. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators defeat the Dallas Stars 2-0. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsSt. Louis, MO – The Nashville Predators defeated the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues in a hotly contested game today, 4-3. 

This is the first of a “back-to-back” series against the Blues, with St. Louis visiting Nashville on Sunday afternoon. 

This game is a nationally telecast contest as part of “Hockey Day in America.”

The tone of this game was set early when Nashville’s Filip Forsberg dropped the gloves against Brayden Shenn of the Blues at 4:54 of the opening period. 

Nashville Predators defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-3. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-3. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the New Jersey Devils 6-5

 

Nashville PredatorsNewark, NJ – The Nashville Predators make it two in a row with a hard earned victory over the New Jersey Devils tonight, 6-5 at the Prudential Center.

The win gives Nashville the much needed two points as they try to claw their way into the playoff picture, as they now find themselves just two points out of the hunt.

It was a game that produced a lot of scoring on both ends of the ice.

Nashville opened the scoring just 42 seconds into the contest, when Mattias Ekholm drilled a slap shot from the point that beat Mackenzie Blackwood in net for the Devils, and the Predators were off to a quick start, 1-0.

Nashville Predators defeat the New Jersey Devils 6-5 in over-time.  (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators defeat the New Jersey Devils 6-5 in over-time. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators fall to the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators were hoping to “kick start” the second half of their season tonight after their “bye” week but the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs had other ideas.

The Leafs took the game 5-2.

The Predators, who are in desperate need of some wins, came out with some reshuffled lines, but fell behind early on William Nylander’s goal at 4:13 of the opening period to take the early 1-0 lead.

Nashville came right back though at 4:53 when Mikael Granlund took a pass from Matt Duchene on the 3 on 1 break to score the equalizer past Frederik Anderson for the 1-1 score.

Nashville Predators' Ryan Johansen squares off against Austin Mathews of the Maple Leafs during Toronto's 5-2 win at the Bridgestone Arena. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators’ Ryan Johansen squares off against Austin Mathews of the Maple Leafs during Toronto’s 5-2 win at the Bridgestone Arena. (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 fall to the Anaheim Ducks in shoot-out 5-4

 

Nashville PredatorsAnaheim, CA – The Nashville Predators managed to secure a point, but lost tonight’s game against the Anaheim Ducks, 5-4.  Nashville picked up three out of four possible points on this “back-to-back” series against the L.A. Kings and Ducks.

The Predators survived an Anaheim onslaught in the first period managing to end the period with a 1-1 tie. 

It was not a good period of hockey for the Predators but after Adam Henrique put Anaheim up 1-0, Austin Watson managed to bring Nashville even with a tip-in at 19:11 of the first period.

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Nashville Predators fall to the Anaheim Ducks 5-4  (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the L.A. Kings 4-1

 

Nashville PredatorsLos Angeles, CA – The Nashville Predators finally found their way into the win column last night with a convincing win over the L.A. Kings, 4-1.

With a depleted line-up, the injury plagued Predators played a team game and stopped their three game losing streak. 

This is the first of a back-to-back series in Southern California with the Anaheim Ducks on tap this afternoon at 2:00pm.

Rocco Grimaldi got things started for Nashville at 10:21 of the opening period when his wrist shot beat Jack Campbell in net for the 1-0 lead.  Rocco grabbed his own rebound to net the early marker.

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Nashville Predators defeat the L.A. Kings 5-1  (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators fall to the Buffalo Sabres 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsBuffalo, NY – In a back and forth affair tonight, the Nashville Predators came up short against the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3.  Nashville held the lead twice tonight, only to lose it’s grip against the Sabres.

Matt Duchene got things started in the first minute of the game when he drove the puck into the zone and slipped a shot past Linus Ullmark for the early 1-0 lead. 

Jimmy Vesey then took a deflection off of a Rasmus Ristolainen shot on goal and slipped it past Juuse Saros in goal for the Predators and the game was tied, 1-1.

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Nashville Predators fall to the Buffalo Sabres 4-3. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0

 

Nashville PredatorsRaleigh, NC – The Nashville Predators shut-out the Carolina Hurricanes tonight 3-0, behind the goal tending of Pekka Rinne who returned to net after an eight day lay-off. 

After being pulled from three of his last four starts, Rinne showed championship form tonight and produced the shut-out for Nashville who recovered from a devastating loss on Wednesday night to Las Vegas.

The Predators withstood an onslaught from the Hurricanes early in this contest and it was Rinne who stood firm in net to keep Carolina from taking the early advantage.

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Nashville Predators defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators fall to Las Vegas in overtime 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – In the blink of an eye, the Nashville Predators saw victory snatched from their grip by the Las Vegas Golden Knights, who tied the game in regulation with under one second on the clock, then won the contest in the extra frame, 4-3.

The Predators appeared to have the game in hand, leading 3-2 with under one minute remaining, when Las Vegas grabbed the puck in the Predators’ zone and Max Pacioretty slammed home the equalizer with .03 seconds on the clock to tie it 3-3.

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Paul Stastny scores the game winner in OT for Las Vegas to defeat the Nashville Predators 4-3 (Michael Strasinger)

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