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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 Tampa Bay Lightning in overtime 3-2

 

Nashville PredatorsTampa, FL – The Nashville Predators picked up a huge road win tonight as they defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2.

The Predators were led by their captain Roman Josi, who scored the game tying goal to send the game to overtime.

Nashville was without Filip Forsberg for the fifth straight game and Matt Duchene, injured on Thursday night, both with lower body injuries.

The Predators scored first at 14:24 of the opening period when Callie Jarnkrok beat Lightning goalie Curtis McElhinney for the early 1-0 lead.

Nashville Predators get 3-2 overtime win against the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday night. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Predators get 3-2 overtime win against the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday night. (Mike Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators shut-out Minnesota Wild 4-0

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – Pekka Rinne posted his first shut-out of the season while earning his 6th victory as the Nashville Predators downed the visiting Minnesota Wild, 4-0.

It was Rinne who thwarted the Minnesota attack in the first period to give his team a chance to turn the tables on the Wild for the win.

The Vezina Trophy winning Rinne stopped all 26 shots on goal tonight for another impressive victory in front of the Smashville faithful.

After a scoreless opening period, Mikka Salomaki scored the winning goal just 37 seconds into the second period on a wrist shot that beat Alex Stalock for the 1-0 lead.

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne shutdown the Minnesota Wild Thursday night. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne shutdown the Minnesota Wild Thursday night. (Mike Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators win thriller against Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The teams with the two best records in the NHL squared off tonight in Smashville, and Ryan Johansen led the way in a 3-2 victory for the Predators.

With Viktor Arvidsson and P.K Subban out of the lineup for Nashville, other players have had to step up their game, and that’s exactly what coach Peter Laviolette is getting from his squad.

Tampa Bay got on the board first when Victor Hedman beat Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne for an early 1-0 Lightning lead.  Rinne made 29 saves on the night and has a 9-0-1 record against the southern Florida boys.

 Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save against Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) during the second period at Bridgestone Arena. (Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save against Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) during the second period at Bridgestone Arena. (Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators defeat Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators welcomed the return of Vezina Trophy winner Pekka Rinne back to the ice tonight with a strong 4-1 road win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.   

Rinne had missed the last five games due to injury, but tonight’s performance, where he blocked 42 shots on net, proves the rest did him some good.  Pekka never missed a beat.

Nashville owned the first period scoring at 6:02 of the first period when Kyle Turris got the tip in on net for the early 1-0 lead.  Mattias Ekholm and Carrie Jarnkrok assisted on the score.

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan (24) shoots on goal as Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) defends during the second period at Amalie Arena.  (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan (24) shoots on goal as Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) defends during the second period at Amalie Arena. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators defeat Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-1

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators broke their home ice losing streak to defeat the Las Vegas Golden Knights, 4-1, at Bridgestone Arena. 

Ryan Hartman led the Preds with his two goal effort, that gave Nashville all they would need on the night. 

The Predators had struggled this season at home, where their only three losses had occurred in Nashville.  The Predators outshot the Golden Knights, 28-24 on the night.

Reilly Smith scored the first goal of the Knight for Vegas at 17:14 of the first period when his snapshot beat Predators goalie, Juuse Saros on the high side and Vegas led 1-0. 

Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) makes a save during the second period against the Vegas Golden Knights at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) makes a save during the second period against the Vegas Golden Knights at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators defeat Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators recovered from last night’s loss to Buffalo with an impressive win against the Tampa Bay Lightning this afternoon, 4-1. 

Filip Forsberg led the way with two goals and an assist on the night, and Juuse Saros had 29 saves in net.

Nashville completed their last “back-to-back” series with today’s win, and moves closer to securing first place in the Central Division.   

Ryan Johansen started the scoring for the Predators at 7:50 of the first period with a wicked wrist shot that beat Lightning goalie, Andrei Vasilevskiy for the 1-0 lead.  Filip Forsberg had the assist.

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) is congratulated by center Kyle Turris (8) and teammates as he scores a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) is congratulated by center Kyle Turris (8) and teammates as he scores a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators embarrassed at home by Buffalo Sabres 7-4

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators fell to the visiting Buffalo Sabres at Bridgestone Arena tonight, 7-4.  To say this was an embarrassing loss would be an understatement.

Nashville still leads the central division of the Western Conference, but only by five points over Winnipeg, who beat the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight.

Buffalo’s Sam Reinhart tipped his hat to the Predators with his hat trick, while Jack Eichel had a career high five assists. 

This was a game that the Predators want to quickly forget.

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Viktor Antipin (93) is taken off the ice on a stretcher after being hit into the boards by Nashville Predators left wing Scott Hartnell (not pictured) during the second period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Viktor Antipin (93) is taken off the ice on a stretcher after being hit into the boards by Nashville Predators left wing Scott Hartnell (not pictured) during the second period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators drop home contest against Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators were flat tonight and the Toronto Maple Leafs took full advantage, defeating the Predators 5-2 at Bridgestone Arena.

Another sell-out crowd watched Auston Matthews and his team put an old fashioned whipping on the favored Predators, where Nashville had their fifteen game point streak end with the loss. 

The Predators are 14-1-1 over the last 16 games. They find themselves now tied with the Tampa Bay Lightning with 106 points for the NHL lead.

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) is unable to stop a shot by Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) during the second period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) is unable to stop a shot by Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) during the second period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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