Topic: Nashville Tennessee
Dallas, 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.
Dallas, 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.
Anaheim, CA – The Nashville Predators are limping to the finish line of the regular season, unable to find ways to win. Tonight, they dug a two goal deficit, only fight back to lose 3-2.
As the Nashville coaching staff continues to try and find the line combinations that will “click” the Predators are still making too many turnovers and not capitalizing on their opportunities.
Ryan Getzlaf got the Ducks on the board first just 3:30 into the opening frame, taking a Josh Manson stretch pass and ripping a snap shot past Nashville goalie, Pekka Rinne and the Ducks would take the early lead, 1-0.
Nashville, Tn — The Nashville Predators just can’t seem to find a way to fight their way through the hurricane. The Carolina Hurricanes. They’ve now lost 10 of 13 meetings against the team, losing at home tonight, 5-3.
With some momentum coming from back to back wins against the Minnesota Wild, the Predators had confidence heading into tonight’s contest, but the news that Filip Forsberg would not be in the line-up may have deflated that confidence.
Forsberg is listed day to day with an upper body issue and the timeline for his return has not been determined.
St. Louis, MO – A frustrating night for the Nashville Predators as they completed the second game of a back-to-back series, falling to the St. Louis Blues, 2-0.
The Predators had NO offense against the Blues tonight, but still had a chance to win the game behind the amazing goaltending of Juuse Saros, who was a human punching bag for St. Louis. The Blues outshot the Predators, 44-19.
In what could be a first round matchup in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Predators failed to beat the Blues during the regular season with tonight’s loss.
Las Vegas, NV– The Las Vegas Golden Knights ran roughshod over the Nashville Predators tonight in sin city, breaking a five game home losing streak with the win, 5-1.
Nashville starting goalie Juuse Saros blocked 45 shots on the night, but Las Vegas attempted the most shots on goal for the season against Nashville with 50.
The Predators thought they had the first goal of the night in the first period when Colton Sissons scored on a breakaway, but the goal was disallowed when Vegas challenged for off side. After the video review, it was determined that Sissons WAS in fact off side, so no goal.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators dropped the second game of a back-to-back series to the St. Louis Blues today, 5-4. The only good thing about the game was their ability to come back to earn a point.
Nashville was fighting their way out of a wet paper bag the entire contest, and never led the game. Viktor Arvidsson was the bright spot scoring twice in the loss.
Costly turnovers and sloppy puck management has been the order of the day for the Predators and with a week power play, it doesn’t bode well for a deep run into the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators broke a three game home losing streak tonight by downing the visiting Arizona Coyotes, 5-2. Nashville had to come from behind to do it.
Vinnie Hinostroza took a pass from Alex Goligoski in the slot and flipped a shot over the shoulder of Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne at 16:59 of the opening frame, for the early 1-0 lead. This after the Predators dominated play from the outset but couldn’t score.
The period ended with the Coyotes taking the lead to the locker room, but you just knew that Nashville would storm out into the second period and take charge.
Denver, CO– The Nashville Predators broke through with a much needed win today in the mile high city of Denver, Colorado, shutting down the Avalanche, 4-1.
Coming off of back to back losses, the Predators stood tall behind the unbelievable play of their Vicenza Trophy winning goalie, Pekka Rinne.
Rinne absolutely shut the Avalanche down in the first period and had it not been for his stellar play, Nashville could have easily been down 5-0.
Head coach Peter Laviolette had commented that he saw a lot of good things in his team over the last couple of games, but they needed to come better prepared to start the first period. Nashville fell behind early in the last two games and couldn’t recover.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators dropped their second game in a row at home to the Florida Panthers tonight, 4-2.
The Predators had fought back from a three goal deficit to draw to within a goal, but Jared McCann closed the door with his tip-in at 11:38 of the final frame.
Aaron Ekblad started the scoring at 4:05 of the first period, burying the one timer on the power play to beat Juuse Saros in goal for the 1-0 lead. Ekblad has now scored the most goals by a defenseman in Panthers history.
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