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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 fall to the Chicago Blackhawks in over-time 2-1

 

Nashville PredatorsChicago, IL – The Nashville Predators fell to the Chicago Blackhawks tonight 2-1 with just 48 seconds remaining in over-time.  Alex Debrincat not only scored the game tying goal, but netted the game winner for the home team.

In a game where Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne was at his best, Chicago was able to catch him in a vulnerable situation for the win.  Rinne stopped 36 shots on net for the night.

Nashville held the lead in this one for most of the night.  Mattia Ekholm ripped a wrist shot past Corey Crawford to give the Predators the early 1-0 lead at 14:56 of the second period. 

Nashville Predators fall to the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators fall to the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Kyle Turris’s game winner

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators have made it three in a row with today’s win over the visiting St. Louis Blues 2-1.  Kyle Turris provided the game winner at 17:48 of the final period for the win.

The Predators have now swept the series with St. Louis as they gain the two points, moving them ever closer to a wild-card spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

There was no replay of of last nights fisticuffs in St. Louis as the two teams were obviously conserving their energy for today’s game.  The first period appeared to be a “feeling out” period for the two teams, with no score at the end of the opening period.

Kyle Turris scores the game-winner against the St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena, 2-1.  (Michael Strasinger)

Kyle Turris scores the game-winner against the St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena, 2-1. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators destroy the New York Islanders 5-0

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – In what has been described as their best played game of the year, the Nashville Predators pitched a shutout against the visiting New York Islanders, and former coach, Barry Trotz, 5–0

Craig Smith scored the hat trick tonight, getting the Predators off to a hot start just 35 seconds into the game with his first of three goals and Nashville was off and running, 1-0.

The Predators, who are fighting to make the playoffs, began an ambitious schedule tonight that features eight games on home ice over the next two weeks.

Nashville Predators hammer the New York Islanders 5-0. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators hammer the New York Islanders 5-0. (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 shut-out by Las Vegas Golden Knights 3-0

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – Just when you think that the Nashville Predators were on a roll, they come home and get shut-out by the visiting Las Vegas Golden Knights, 3-0.

Coming off of back to back wins on the road, the anticipation was high for Nashville to put together a winning streak, but the Predators just couldn’t get the puck on net. 

Nashville was held to just 19 shots on goal for the night, while Pekka Rinne was having a career night in net.  Rinne kept his team in this one for most of the night, but just couldn’t do it alone.

Nashville Predators fall to the Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-0. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators fall to the Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-0. (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 Buffalo Sabres 2-1

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators got a big win tonight as they head into the NHL All-Star break, over the visiting Buffalo Sabres, 2-1.

Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne was absolutely superb in net, keeping his team in the game, until Craig Smith could score the game winner in the third period. 

This was a much needed victory for Nashville who desperately needs points to have any chance of making the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Predators got off to a blistering start in the first period, dominating the Sabres and out-shooting them at one point, 12-0, but it was Buffalo that drew first blood at18:58 when Sam Reinhart grabbed a cross-ice feed from Rasmus Dahlin and netting the opening goal for the early 1-0 Buffalo lead.

Nashville Predators defeat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators defeat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1. (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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