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Preds Fall to Lightning in First Half of Home-and-Home

Josi Scores Lone Nashville Goal as Predators Continue Preseason Evaluations

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Postgame: TBL vs. NSH, Players

Smith, Forsberg discuss preseason loss to Lightning

Preds forwards Craig Smith and Filip Forsberg recount the lessons learned during a preseason loss to the Lightning

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Roman Josi scored the lone Nashville goal as the Predators fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning by a 5-1 final on Friday night at Bridgestone Arena. It's Nashville's first loss of the exhibition schedule after collecting two wins against the Panthers earlier in the week.

The Predators say they saw some positive stretches during Friday's game, but not enough to be successful, something they'll look to correct as the preseason moves along.

"There were some spurts of how we wanted to play, but I don't think it was sustained like it should be," Nashville forward Craig Smith said. "There was a lot of one-and-done in the offensive zone with our system and the way we skate and it's unacceptable."

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Short Shifts

Coyotes goalie Raanta has customized Kachina pads for this season

With beloved logo back as third jersey, gear will be a perfect match

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Look great, play great.

And Antti Raanta is going to look great out on the ice this season.

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WSH@MTL: Good habits, good results

The Canadiens started strong on Thursday night in Quebec City and never looked back

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

QUEBEC CITY - The Canadiens' team speed and quickness proved far too much for the Washington Capitals to handle on Thursday night at the Videotron Centre - especially in the first period.

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Raanta Adjusted Off-Season Training Focus to Increase Strength

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GLENDALE -- Despite being in and out of the lineup because of injuries last season, Antti Raanta proved he could be an NHL team's No. 1 goalie if given the chance, which the Coyotes gave him.

The challenge now is to prove it over an entire season instead of just 47 games.

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fantasy

Fantasy deep sleeper candidates for 2018-19

Roslovic, Fiala, DeBrusk high-upside picks in late rounds, off waiver wire

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com identifies deep sleeper candidates for fantasy hockey in 2018-19. These players have sneaky upside but will likely be available in the final rounds or go undrafted in 12-team standard leagues. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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Forsberg Hat Trick Helps Preds to Sweep of Preseason Doubleheader

Nashville Scores 10 Goals Over Two Games; Fiala Posts Five Points in Second Victory

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

It may not be as sweet as a postseason sweep, but it still does the trick.

Five different skaters found the back of the net in the first matchup, and Filip Forsberg tallied a hat trick in the night cap, as the Nashville Predators defeated the Florida Panthers twice to take the doubleheader by finals of 5-0 and 5-3, respectively.

It was Forsberg's line, along with Ryan Johansen and Kevin Fiala, who led the way in the second outing, combining for all five goals and 13 points in total. Fiala finished with a goal and four helpers on the night.

It may be early, but it was quite a start for the Preds in their first game action since last spring.

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How to Watch, Live Stream Preds at Panthers (Doubleheader)

Predators Embark on 2018 Preseason Slate with Doubleheader in Florida; Watch on NashvillePredators.com

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Hockey is back, and there's a double serving to start.

The Nashville Predators begin their preseason schedule today with their annual doubleheader against the Florida Panthers at 2:30 p.m. (CT) and 6 p.m. from the BB&T Center in Sunrise.

It'll be the first time the Preds have been on the ice as a team since May, with rosters for both games likely to have a mix of veteran skaters and those trying to prove themselves worthy of further opportunities as training camp rolls along. With 20 players dressed for each game - and only 52 in total on the Nashville roster - a majority of the Preds will dress for one of the contests today in South Florida.

Full rosters for both games are available here.

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Barkov named captain of Panthers

Forward led Florida in scoring last season, replaces MacKenzie

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Aleksander Barkov was named the 10th captain in Florida Panthers history Monday.

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Scrimmage Serves as Perfect Preparation for Preds as Preseason Arrives

Weber, Sissons Say Scrimmage Gives Them Feel for Game After Offseason

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

It's about as close as it gets without the pressure of two points on the line.

The Predators held a Blue & Gold scrimmage on Sunday afternoon at Ford Ice Center, a training camp tradition for Head Coach Peter Laviolette and his staff. It's the first chance of camp for the bosses to see their players - the majority of which were prospects and minor-leaguers, with some NHLers sprinkled in - in a game situation.

Eeli Tolvanen, Frederick Gaudreau, Joonas Lyytinen, Filip Pyrochta and Pavel Koltigyn (two goals) all found the back of the net on the day, a perfect way to impress those watching from above.

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Domi: 'All the respect in the world to our fans'

The Bell Centre was definitely the place to be on Sunday - just ask the players

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Something was clearly clicking for the line of Jonathan Drouin, Max Domi and Joel Armia during the annual Red vs. White Scrimmage at the Bell Centre on Sunday.

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