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Nashville Predators defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsSt. Louis, MO – The Nashville Predators defeated the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues in a hotly contested game today, 4-3. 

This is the first of a “back-to-back” series against the Blues, with St. Louis visiting Nashville on Sunday afternoon. 

This game is a nationally telecast contest as part of “Hockey Day in America.”

The tone of this game was set early when Nashville’s Filip Forsberg dropped the gloves against Brayden Shenn of the Blues at 4:54 of the opening period. 

Nashville Predators defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-3. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-3. (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.

Nashville Predators Pekka Rinne

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

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Arvidsson hat-trick leads Nashville Predators over the Washington Capitals 7-2

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators defeated the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals tonight at Bridgestone Arena, 7-2, behind Viktor Arvidssons hat-trick. 

Arvidsson has now scored nine goals in nine games for the Predators and shows no sign of wear and tear after returning from a broken thumb. 

Washington was completing a “back-to-back” series tonight in Nashville, having lost in St. Louis last night to the Blues.  The Capitals started their back up in goal, Pheonix Copley, and he got a very rude welcome to the music city. 

Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) scores a goal against Washington Capitals goaltender Pheonix Copley (1) during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. (Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) scores a goal against Washington Capitals goaltender Pheonix Copley (1) during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. (Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators defeat the Washington Capitals 6-3

 

Nashville PredatorsWashington, D.C. – The Nashville Predators finally broke through with a win today, defeating the reigning Stanley Cup Champion, Washington Capitals, 6-3.

The Predators had been on a bit of a slide, losing their last six games, and the victory today could be a sign of better things to come. 

With their mothers in attendance, the Predators had an extra dose of motivation coming into today’s game. 

Washington got off to a quick start when Michal Kempny took the face off and whipped a wrist shot past Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne for the early 1-0 lead.  The score came at the 4:33 mark of the opening frame.

Nashville Predators center Rocco Grimaldi (23) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals during the first period at Capital One Arena. (Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators center Rocco Grimaldi (23) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals during the first period at Capital One Arena. (Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports)

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