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Nashville Predators defeat the Dallas Stars 2-0

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators got a much needed win tonight against the visiting Dallas Stars, 2-0.  The slumping Predators needed the two points in their quest to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Filip Forsberg finally broke through from his scoring drought with the first goal of the night, and the eventual game winner.  At 19:07 of the opening frame, Forsberg ripped a wrist shot from inside the circle that deflected off of Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin for the 1-0 lead.

Nashville Predators defeat the Dallas Stars 2-0. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators defeat the Dallas Stars 2-0. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators win epic battle over the Calgary Flames 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators fought back from the brink of death tonight to defeat the Calgary Flames in an absolute “barn burner,” 4-3.

Mikael Granlund was the hero tonight with two point, including the game tying and game winning goals, to defeat their conference rivals.  Both teams are battling for points to stay in the playoff race, and tonight was Nashville’s night.

Colton Sissons started the scoring for the Predators at 19:28 of the opening frame, taking a feed from Colin Blackwell and firing the “one timer” to beat David Rittich of the Flames for the 1-0 lead.

Nashville Predators netminder Juuse Saros stopped 36 shots on goal to help the Predators take the over-time victory over the Calgary Flames, 4-3. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators netminder Juuse Saros stopped 36 shots on goal to help the Predators take the over-time victory over the Calgary Flames, 4-3. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets in shoot-out victory 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators hold on to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets in a shoot-out, 4-3.  Rocco Grimaldi scored the decisive goal in the 8th round of the shoot-out for the win.

The Predators were coming off of a tough loss last night in Chicago and blew an early two goal lead to hang on for the win.  Columbus fought a valiant fight, considering that half of their team is on injured reserve.

Ryan Johansen and Mikael Granlund gave the Predators a 2-0 lead after the first period, with Johansen scoring just 33 seconds into the contest, while Granlund extended the Nashville lead at 10:31.

Rocco Grimaldi scores the game winner for the Nashville Predators in the 8th round of their shoot-out victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.  (Michael Strasinger)

Rocco Grimaldi scores the game winner for the Nashville Predators in the 8th round of their shoot-out victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Kyle Turris’s game winner

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators have made it three in a row with today’s win over the visiting St. Louis Blues 2-1.  Kyle Turris provided the game winner at 17:48 of the final period for the win.

The Predators have now swept the series with St. Louis as they gain the two points, moving them ever closer to a wild-card spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

There was no replay of of last nights fisticuffs in St. Louis as the two teams were obviously conserving their energy for today’s game.  The first period appeared to be a “feeling out” period for the two teams, with no score at the end of the opening period.

Kyle Turris scores the game-winner against the St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena, 2-1.  (Michael Strasinger)

Kyle Turris scores the game-winner against the St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena, 2-1. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators fall to the Vancouver Canucks 6-2

 

Nashville PredatorsVancouver, 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. 

Nashville Predators fall to the Vancouver Canucks 6-2. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators fall to the Vancouver Canucks 6-2. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators let one get away with loss to the Edmonton Oilers 3-2

 

Nashville PredatorsEdmonton 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.

Nashville Predators fall to the Edmonton Oilers, 3-2. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators fall to the Edmonton Oilers, 3-2. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the Calgary Flames 3-2

 

Nashville PredatorsCalgary, 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 Predators defeat the Calgary Flames, 3-2.  (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators defeat the Calgary Flames, 3-2. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators shut-out by Las Vegas Golden Knights 3-0

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – Just when you think that the Nashville Predators were on a roll, they come home and get shut-out by the visiting Las Vegas Golden Knights, 3-0.

Coming off of back to back wins on the road, the anticipation was high for Nashville to put together a winning streak, but the Predators just couldn’t get the puck on net. 

Nashville was held to just 19 shots on goal for the night, while Pekka Rinne was having a career night in net.  Rinne kept his team in this one for most of the night, but just couldn’t do it alone.

Nashville Predators fall to the Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-0. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators fall to the Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-0. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators fall to the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators were hoping to “kick start” the second half of their season tonight after their “bye” week but the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs had other ideas.

The Leafs took the game 5-2.

The Predators, who are in desperate need of some wins, came out with some reshuffled lines, but fell behind early on William Nylander’s goal at 4:13 of the opening period to take the early 1-0 lead.

Nashville came right back though at 4:53 when Mikael Granlund took a pass from Matt Duchene on the 3 on 1 break to score the equalizer past Frederik Anderson for the 1-1 score.

Nashville Predators' Ryan Johansen squares off against Austin Mathews of the Maple Leafs during Toronto's 5-2 win at the Bridgestone Arena. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators’ Ryan Johansen squares off against Austin Mathews of the Maple Leafs during Toronto’s 5-2 win at the Bridgestone Arena. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators in a free fall with loss to the Boston Bruins 6-2

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – In their first game under new head coach John Hynes, the Nashville Predators fell hard to the visiting Boston Bruins, 6-2. 

It’s been a whirlwind of activity over the last 48 hours with the dismissal of Peter Laviolette and the hiring of Hynes, hoping to spark a Nashville team that has now lost four of their last five games.

Boston picks up their first win in four games with the victory.

The Bruins were all over the Predators from the start.  Brad Marchand and Viktor Arvidsson were sent to the box just 14 seconds into the game when Marchand cross-checked Arvidsson, who was then called for embellishment. 

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Nashville Predators fall to the Boston Bruins 6-2  (Michael Strasinger)

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