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Nashville Predators defeat the San Jose Sharks 3-1

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators won a hard fought battle with their hated rivals, the San Jose Sharks, at Bridgestone Arena, 3-1.  The game was peppered with multiple penalties on both teams, and an epic performance in goal from Juuse Saros for the Predators.

These two teams absolutely don’t like each other and it showed tonight.  Nashville’s Austin Watson and San Jose’s Evander Kane both received game misconduct penalties for altercations during the second period.

Nashville was called for 39 minutes of penalty time while San Jose spent 33 minutes in the penalty box.

Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros blocks a shot against the San Jose Sharks as Nashville wins it, 3-1.  (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros blocks a shot against the San Jose Sharks as Nashville wins it, 3-1.  (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the New Jersey Devils 6-4

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators put on an offensive performance tonight against the New Jersey Devils, outgunning the visitors, 6-4.  Former Predators P.K Subban and Wayne Simmons made their return to Bridgestone Arena, only to face the wrath of their former teammates in quite a shootout.

Nashville jumped on the Devils early with two quick goals to grab the early advantage.

Daniel Carr put the Predators on the board just 46 seconds into the game, when he deflected a shot from Dan Hamhuis, and netted his first goal of the season, and Nashville was quickly in front, 1-0.

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Nashville Predators defeat the New Jersey Devils 6-4  (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators fall to Tampa Bay 3-2

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators are desperately needing wins, but tonight wouldn’t be that night as the Tampa Bay Lightning came to town and beat the Predators in over-time, 3-2.

The Predators are just outside the discussion of play-off hockey and need to start collecting points, but in this “big boy” hockey game tonight, (as described by NBCSN) it was not to be.

All was not lost though as the Predators managed to pick up a point as the two teams were tied through regulation.

Nashville Predators fall to Tampa Bay 3-2 (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators fall to Tampa Bay 3-2 (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators fall to the Florida Panthers 3-0

 

Nashville PredatorsSunrise, 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.

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Nashville Predators fall to the Florida Panthers 3-0 (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0

 

Nashville PredatorsRaleigh, 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.

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Nashville Predators defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators fall to Las Vegas in overtime 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – In the blink of an eye, the Nashville Predators saw victory snatched from their grip by the Las Vegas Golden Knights, who tied the game in regulation with under one second on the clock, then won the contest in the extra frame, 4-3.

The Predators appeared to have the game in hand, leading 3-2 with under one minute remaining, when Las Vegas grabbed the puck in the Predators’ zone and Max Pacioretty slammed home the equalizer with .03 seconds on the clock to tie it 3-3.

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Paul Stastny scores the game winner in OT for Las Vegas to defeat the Nashville Predators 4-3 (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators win a wild one in over-time against the St. Louis Blues 3-2

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators got off to a hot start tonight against the St. Louis Blues, then hung on to win a thriller in over-time, 3-2.

Daniel Carr who has been tearing up the AHL this season, was brought up to the Predators to replace Viktor Arvidsson who was injured on Saturday night, and netted the game winner in a shoot-out for the win.

The Predators knew that the Blues would be gunning for them tonight after suffering a loss at home on Saturday night, and this game didn’t disappoint.

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Nashville Predators defeat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues 4-2

 

Nashville PredatorsSt. Louis, MO – The Nashville Predators left it all on the ice tonight to thwart a late game comeback attempt by the defending Stanley Cup Champions to defeat the St. Louis Blues, 4-2.

Mired in a terrible losing streak, the Predators faced the daunting task of facing the Blues on their home ice tonight in hopes of getting the monkey off of their back, and getting a win.

Filip Forsberg showed how important it is to get on the board first, when he opened the Predators scoring just 20 seconds into the game, passing a wrist shot past Blues goalie Jordan Bennington for the early 1-0 lead.

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Nashville Predators defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators continue their slide with loss to the Vancouver Canucks 6-3

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators can’t seem to break out of their slump as they fall to the Vancouver Canucks, 6-3. 

A series of bad breaks, and undisciplined penalties, afforded Vancouver the opportunity to score at will on the power play to defeat the Predators tonight.

Nashville out shot their opponent, 48-23, but couldn’t find the back of the net against Jacob Markstrom in goal for the Canucks.

Pekka Rinne was pulled by the Predators to start the third period in favor of Juuse Saros, who held Vancouver scoreless in the final frame.  The only score for Vancouver coming on an empty netter for the final score.

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Nashville Predators fall to the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators continue to struggle with loss to Winnipeg Jets 2-1

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators continue to struggle finding the back of the net, falling behind early, then chasing the game and unable to hold off the Winnipeg Jets, 2-1.

Winnipeg scored just 18 seconds into the game when Patrik Laine completed a classic “give and go” with Kyle Connor to put the Jets on the board, 1-0.

The Predators have been falling behind early in their last series of games and just haven’t been able to rally back for a win.  The effort has been there, but the goal tending against them has been superior.  Tonight it was Connor Hellebuyck for Winnipeg that held off the Predators.

Nashville Predators Fall To The Winnipeg Jets 2-1

Nashville Predators Fall To The Winnipeg Jets 2-1 (Michael Strasinger)

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