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Nashville Predators continue to struggle with third loss in a row to the Minnesota Wild 3-1

 

Nashville PredatorsSt. Paul, MN – The struggles for the Nashville Predators continue with their third loss in a row tonight at the hands of the Minnesota Wild, 3-1.

Nashville just couldn’t stay out of the penalty box tonight with 14 minutes of penalty time, putting pressure on their penalty kill and losing scoring opportunities by being at a disadvantage.

The Predators found themselves in a similar situation as last night, going two goals down in the first period.  Luke Kunin scored on his own rebound at 4:07 of the opening period with a wrist shot that gave Minnesota the early 1-0 lead.

Nashville Predators drop third game in a row with loss to the Minnesota Wild 3-1. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators drop third game in a row with loss to the Minnesota Wild 3-1. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators win epic battle over the Calgary Flames 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators fought back from the brink of death tonight to defeat the Calgary Flames in an absolute “barn burner,” 4-3.

Mikael Granlund was the hero tonight with two point, including the game tying and game winning goals, to defeat their conference rivals.  Both teams are battling for points to stay in the playoff race, and tonight was Nashville’s night.

Colton Sissons started the scoring for the Predators at 19:28 of the opening frame, taking a feed from Colin Blackwell and firing the “one timer” to beat David Rittich of the Flames for the 1-0 lead.

Nashville Predators netminder Juuse Saros stopped 36 shots on goal to help the Predators take the over-time victory over the Calgary Flames, 4-3. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators netminder Juuse Saros stopped 36 shots on goal to help the Predators take the over-time victory over the Calgary Flames, 4-3. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets in shoot-out victory 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, 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.

Rocco Grimaldi scores the game winner for the Nashville Predators in the 8th round of their shoot-out victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.  (Michael Strasinger)

Rocco Grimaldi scores the game winner for the Nashville Predators in the 8th round of their shoot-out victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. (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 fall to the Vancouver Canucks 6-2

 

Nashville PredatorsVancouver, Canada – The Nashville Predators dug themselves a huge hole early into this game and were never able to recover against the Vancouver Canucks, 6-2.

Vancouver scored three goals in the first period, and another goal early in the second period to hold a commanding 4 goal lead over Nashville and the Predators just couldn’t recover.

Pekka Rinne started in goal for the Predators, but was pulled after the Canucks scored the fourth goal for Juuse Saros who finished the game. 

Nashville Predators fall to the Vancouver Canucks 6-2. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators fall to the Vancouver Canucks 6-2. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the Calgary Flames 3-2

 

Nashville PredatorsCalgary, Alberta – The Nashville Predators won the second game of their four game road trip through Canada, with a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames tonight.

Juuse Saros started his second game in a row in net for the Predators, fending off 33 of 35 shots on goal for the win.  Cam Talbot took the loss in net for the Flames.

Nashville now finds itself right back in the playoff picture with tonight’s win, trailing these Flames by just one point for the wild-card spot in the western conference.

Nashville Predators defeat the Calgary Flames, 3-2.  (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators defeat the Calgary Flames, 3-2. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators pick up huge win over the Winnipeg Jets in overtime 2-1

 

Nashville PredatorsWinnipeg, Canada – The Nashville Predators began a four game road trip with a win over their conference rivals the Winnipeg Jets, 2-1.

Mikael Granlund ended the mystery at 1:10 of the over-time period, taking the cross-ice pass from Mattias Ekholm and firing the one-timer for the game winner.

The Predators, who are fighting their way back into playoff contention, pick up the valuable two points tonight and trail the Arizona Coyotes by just two points for a wild-card spot.

Nashville Predators defeat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators defeat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators get big road win over the Washington Capitals 5-4

 

Nashville PredatorsWashington, D.C – The Nashville Predators got a much needed win tonight against the Washington Capitals, 5-4.  It’s been four years since the Capitals beat the Predators, and tonight’s win extended that streak.

Tonight was the first of back to back games, with a date in New Jersey tomorrow night against the Devils. 

Richard Panik put the Capitals on the scoreboard first, firing a shot “top shelf” against Juuse Saros for the early 1-0 lead at 9:28. 

Nashville's Mikael Granlund lines up a shot as the Predators defeat the Washington Capitals 5-4.  (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville’s Mikael Granlund lines up a shot as the Predators defeat the Washington Capitals 5-4. (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 in a free fall with loss to the Boston Bruins 6-2

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – In their first game under new head coach John Hynes, the Nashville Predators fell hard to the visiting Boston Bruins, 6-2. 

It’s been a whirlwind of activity over the last 48 hours with the dismissal of Peter Laviolette and the hiring of Hynes, hoping to spark a Nashville team that has now lost four of their last five games.

Boston picks up their first win in four games with the victory.

The Bruins were all over the Predators from the start.  Brad Marchand and Viktor Arvidsson were sent to the box just 14 seconds into the game when Marchand cross-checked Arvidsson, who was then called for embellishment. 

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Nashville Predators fall to the Boston Bruins 6-2  (Michael Strasinger)

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