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Nashville Predators defeat the Minnesota Wild in another shootout victory 5-4

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN -The Nashville Predators had an old fashioned street brawl tonight against some former teammates and the rest of the Minnesota Wild, but in the end, they stood victorious with the 5-4 win.

Former Predator Kevin Fiala, who was briefly honored during the first period of tonight’s game, quickly became the villain after scoring two goals on the night.  But the Smashville “love” quickly became boos when he got caught up in some fisticuffs with former teammate Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen.

Nashville Predators center Brian Boyle (11) celebrates in front of Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk (40) after scoring a goal during the second period at Bridgestone Arena. The goal was originally credited to Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) but was changed by officials to Boyle in the third period. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators center Brian Boyle (11) celebrates in front of Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk (40) after scoring a goal during the second period at Bridgestone Arena. The goal was originally credited to Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) but was changed by officials to Boyle in the third period. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators down the Minnesota Wild 3-2 in shootout

 

Nashville PredatorsSt. Paul, MN – The Nashville Predators clawed their way back from a 2-1 deficit against the Minnesota Wild tonight to win the game, 3-2 in a shootout.

The two points Nashville picked up keeps them in touch with the Central Division leading Winnipeg Jets who beat Columbus 5-2 today.

Nashville faced several ex-Predators tonight with Kevin Fiala facing his former team, along with Anthony Bitetto, Ryan Suter and Pontus Aberg.  

The Predators brought former Minnesota sharp-shooter Mikael Granlund with them to face his former team as well. 

Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) shoots the puck against Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20) in the first period at Xcel Energy Center. (David Berding-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) shoots the puck against Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20) in the first period at Xcel Energy Center. (David Berding-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators fall to Anaheim Ducks in shootout loss 2-1

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators fell to the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 in a game that went to a shootout after the two teams were tied 1-1 through the overtime period.

The Predators had seven power plays on the night and couldn’t convert on any of those opportunities. 

The power play continues to plague Nashville and it was the teams weak link tonight.

Nashville was playing without one of its stars, Viktor Arvidsson who was a recovering from a hit he received during Saturday’s Dallas Stars victory. 

Anaheim Ducks left wing Pontus Aberg (20) moves in for the puck against Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) during the second period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks left wing Pontus Aberg (20) moves in for the puck against Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) during the second period at Honda Center. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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Nashville Predators’ comeback falls short to Calgary Flames 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators have been living on the edge of late and tonight’s game against the Calgary Flames was no exception. 

After taking a 2-1 lead, Nashville found itself trailing 4-3 in the third period, but was unable to draw even as time ran out, losing a rare home contest to the Flames. 

The loss ended Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne’s point streak at 10-0-1.

Ryan Johansen started the scoring for the Predators at 13:45 of the first period tapping in a rebound for the 1-0 lead. 

Nashville Predators defenseman Alexei Emelin (25) checks Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) in front of the Nashville Predators net during the second period at Bridgestone Arena. (Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators defenseman Alexei Emelin (25) checks Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) in front of the Nashville Predators net during the second period at Bridgestone Arena. (Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators fall to Tampa Bay Lightning in Overtime 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators saw their five game winning streak come to an end tonight with a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Bridgestone Arena.

Yanni Gourde gave the lightning the win at 1:45 of overtime, after Nashville turned the puck over to him with a wide open net.

Tampa Bay was playing their second game in a row after a victory over the Chicago Blackhawks last night, 2-0.

Juuse Saros started in goal for the Predators, giving Pekka Rinne the night off.  

Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) during the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) during the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators Complete Two Game Sweep With Win Over Edmonton Oilers 4-0

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – Following a dominating 7-1 win over Vancouver on Wednesday night, the Nashville Predators provided an encore with another dominating victory, 4-0 over Conner McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers in Vancouver.

Predator’s goalie Juuse Saros was the star of the night, pitching a shut-out, stopping a franchise record, 46 shots on goal.  Saros topped his previous record of 43 shots blocked on his last start against the Dallas Stars.  

Starting goaltender, Pekka Rinne, stopped 25 shots last night in the win over Vancouver.

Nashville Predators forward Scott Hartnell (17) and Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) battle for a loose puck during the third period at Rogers Place. (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators forward Scott Hartnell (17) and Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) battle for a loose puck during the third period at Rogers Place. (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators Defeat Dallas Stars 5-2

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators continue their winning ways by defeating the Dallas Stars 5-2 on the road. Nashville put an end to the Stars five game winning streak as back up goalie Juuse Saros made 43 saves on the night for the Predators.

Coming off of a 5-3 win over Boston last night, the Predators flew to Dallas for a “back-to-back” series against the red hot Stars at the American Airlines Center.

Nashville is getting scoring from a number of players in their line-up, and tonight was no different.  Kyle Turris, Kevin Fiala, Calle Jarnkrok, Cody McLeod and Pontus Aberg lit the lamp tonight for Nashville.

Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) stops a shot by Dallas Stars center Radek Faksa (12) during the second period at the American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) stops a shot by Dallas Stars center Radek Faksa (12) during the second period at the American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators defeat Winnipeg Jets 5-2 at Bridgestone Arena

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators came out swinging tonight against the Winnipeg Jets, while dominating the first two periods of the game. As the first period ended the teams were tied at 1, but you could see that when the second period began, things would be different.

Mattias Ekholm set a franchise record for scoring in four consecutive games, most of any Predators Defensive man.  Balanced scoring from a number of players has been a pretty common site of late for Nashville.  Tonight, Kevin Fiala, Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Johanson and Nick Bonino and Kyle Turris provided the offense against the Jets.

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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