Topic: Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, Canada – The Nashville Predators dug themselves a huge hole early into this game and were never able to recover against the Vancouver Canucks, 6-2.
Vancouver scored three goals in the first period, and another goal early in the second period to hold a commanding 4 goal lead over Nashville and the Predators just couldn’t recover.
Pekka Rinne started in goal for the Predators, but was pulled after the Canucks scored the fourth goal for Juuse Saros who finished the game.
Edmonton Alberta, Canada – The Nashville Predators saw one slip away tonight against the Edmonton Oilers, 3-2.
Some questionable officiating late in the game put Nashville’s back against the wall against the number one power play in the league, and the Oilers took full advantage.
Craig Smith got the Predators off to a great start, scoring at 12:17 of the first period, scoring on the backhand from the slot as he picked up the loose puck for the score. Nashville took a 1-0 lead.
Calgary, Alberta – The Nashville Predators won the second game of their four game road trip through Canada, with a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames tonight.
Juuse Saros started his second game in a row in net for the Predators, fending off 33 of 35 shots on goal for the win. Cam Talbot took the loss in net for the Flames.
Nashville now finds itself right back in the playoff picture with tonight’s win, trailing these Flames by just one point for the wild-card spot in the western conference.
Nashville, 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, 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.
San Jose, CA – The Nashville Predators managed to squeeze a point out of tonight’s loss to the San Jose Sharks, losing 2-1 in regulation. The game went to a shoot-out where Timo Meier, in his first shoot-out appearance, slipped one over the shoulder of Juuse Saros for the win.
Nashville entered tonight’s game wondering how they would recover from the embarrassing loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night, 9-4, but hit the ice determined to play Predators hockey. This is the third of four road games for the Predators, as they wrap this road trip up in Vancouver on Tuesday night.
Nashville Predators win a thriller against the Vancouver Canucks, 3-2, sit atop the central division
Nashville, TN – Things looked pretty bleak for the Nashville Predators tonight after the first intermission, trailing the lowly Vancouver Canucks, 2-0. With Nashville in a real battle for the central division title of the Western Conference, and the St. Louis Blues bearing down on the Preds, this game had real significance.
Not only does Nashville want to win their division, but they want home ice advantage throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs and it all seemed to be slipping away in this game tonight.
First, Markus Granlund backhanded the puck past Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne after taking a perfect pass from Quinn Hughes and the Canucks led 1-0.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators were thumped by the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight in Nashville, 5-2. Columbus is fighting for a spot in the playoffs and played like their hockey lives depended on it tonight.
Scoring just fifty seconds into the contest, the Blue Jackets set the tone early and went on to dominate the Predators on their home ice.
Nashville is still tied with the Winnipeg Jets for first place in the central division of the Western Conference, but the St. Louis Blues posted a win tonight and inch to within two points of the leaders. The final week of the regular season is going to be a doozy.
Pittsburgh, PA – The Nashville Predators defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins behind some stellar goaltending from Pekka Rinne tonight, 3-1.
The win avenges a loss to these Pens last week at Bridgestone Arena, as the Preds fell in a shootout.
Combined with a loss last night by the Winnipeg Jets, and a loss tonight by the St. Louis Blues, the Predators are still very much alive to win the central division of the Western Conference.
All facets of Nashville’s game were on point tonight, with exceptional defense and a power play goal by Viktor Arvidsson.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators almost let this one get away, but in the end, Colton Sissons was able to score the game winner in overtime for the 4-3 Nashville win over the Vancouver Canucks.
It was a bit of sweet revenge for the Predators after the beatdown they suffered in Vancouver last week.
Nashville is still working their way through the injury bug with Viktor Arvidsson and P.K Subban still unavailable. The Predators did get Kyle Turris back in the lineup tonight for the win, and that meant Eeli Tolvanen was sent down to Milwaukee this morning.
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