Topic: Petr Mrazek
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators saw their three-game win streak come to an abrupt end tonight at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1.
The Predators were just outplayed by Carolina tonight, and couldn’t break through the superior goal tending of Petr Mrazek.
Nashville was hoping to continue their momentum of late with a another chance on home ice for the win, but home ice advantage hasn’t been something the Predators have been able to count on.
Sunrise, FL – The Nashville Predators fell to the Florida Panthers in the second game of a back-to-back series 3-0, unable to score on Panthers goalie Chris Driedger who was playing in his first NHL game.
Driedger played like a seasoned veteran, stonewalling the Predators on all 27 shots he faced in the contest.
Nashville had some momentum coming into this game after last night’s shutout victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, but couldn’t break through on the scoreboard.
Raleigh, 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.
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.
Raleigh, NC – The Nashville Predators fell to the Carolina Hurricanes this afternoon behind 21 year old Sebastian Aho’s hat trick, 6-3.
The 21 year old took center stage while an old nemesis in net, Petr Mrazek, stonewalled the Predators for the win. Mrazek has beaten the Predators 7 times dating back to his days with the Detroit Red WIngs.
Aho put the ‘Canes on the board at 15:44 of the first period when he took the puck in the neutral zone and beat Pekka Rinne through the five-hole for the early 1-0 lead.
Clarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators broke their two game losing streak with a vengeance tonight, unleashing their power-play against the Ottawa Senators with a 5-2 victory at Bridgestone Arena.
Following two straight losses and unable to score on the power play, the Predators finally regained their aggressive style of play and were able to capitalize on the power play for the impressive win in front of a President’s Day, sold out crowd in Nashville.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators dropped their second game in a row with a flat performance against the visiting Detroit Red Wings, 3-1 in Nashville.
Detroit goaltender Petr Mrazek was solid in net for the Red Wings with 31 saves on the night, fighting off every offensive attack from the Predators.
Luke Witkowski scored his first NHL goal at 4:12 of the first period to give the Wings the early lead, 1-0. Witkowski broke free of the Predators’ defense and beat Nashville goalie, Juuse Saros on a back hand shot.
Gustav Nyquist made it 2-0 at 10:54 of the period with his redirection of a Nick Jensen shot, and suddenly, Detroit had the momentum and the two goal lead.
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