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Nashville firefighters join in on 24 Hours of Hockey

Bridgestone Arena hosted event to promote game in community

by Robby Stanley / Correspondent

NASHVILLE - The Nashville Predators hosted 24 hours of continuous hockey at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday and Sunday as a way to further promote hockey in the Nashville community.

The 24 hours of hockey started with Nashville's 5-0 win against the St. Louis Blues. Forward Filip Forsberg had his second natural hat trick in three games and goaltender Pekka Rinne earned his 40th career shutout.

Bridgestone Arena hosted many different levels of hockey after the Predators game, including an alumni game between the Predators and Blues, college hockey between Middle Tennessee State University and Mississippi State University, adult league hockey and more. 

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Forsberg has another hat trick for Predators

Forward scores three times against Blues

by Robby Stanley / Correspondent

Forsberg earns hat trick

STL@NSH: Forsberg scores three goals in the 2nd

2/27/16: For the second time in three games, Filip Forsberg records a natural hat trick by notching all three goals in the 2nd period

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NASHVILLE - Filip Forsberg picked the right time to continue his hot streak for the Nashville Predators and is helping them play their best hockey of the season.

Forsberg had his second natural hat trick in three games on Saturday in a 5-0 win against the St. Louis Blues. He also scored three goals in a 3-2 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday.

Forsberg got off to a slow start offensively this season, scoring two goals in his first 21 games. He has 26 goals this season, including 12 in his past 11 games. Forsberg also became the first player in Predators history to have multiple hat tricks in one season.

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game recap

Forsberg has hat trick to lift Predators past Blues

Second in three games, Rinne's shutout lifts Nashville

by Robby Stanley / Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- Filip Forsberg's second natural hat trick in the past three games and Pekka Rinne's fourth shutout propelled the Nashville Predators to a 5-0 win against the St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday.  

Nashville (31-21-11) has won four games in a row and has at least one point in nine consecutive games (6-0-3).

Forsberg scored three times in the second period, his 24th, 25th and 26th, equaling his goals total from his rookie season last season. He passed defenseman Roman Josi for the Predators lead in points with 46. Forsberg had 63 points last season.

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game preview

Blues' Pietrangelo, Predators' Weber could play

Nashville captain will be game-time decision

by Louie Korac / Correspondent

BLUES (35-19-9) at PREDATORS (30-21-11)

TV: 3 p.m. ET; FS-MW, FS-TN, NHL.TV

Season series: The St. Louis Blues have won four games against the Nashville Predators this season, most recently a 1-0 victory in Nashville on Feb. Jake Allen made a career-high 45 saves in the 4-0 victory Nov. 7. St. Louis won 2-1 on Dec. 17 and 4-3 in overtime Dec. 19 on Alexander Steen's game winner. Steen has two goals and two assists. Shea Weber and Roman Josi each have a goal and assist for Nashville.

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