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Preds Development Camp Concludes with Thrilling Future Stars Game

Camp Invitee Zach Magwood Tallies Three Goals; Team Gold Takes 5-3 Win

by Aaron Fitzner @AaronFitzner /

2018 Future Stars Game Highlights

Eeli Tolvanen scores as Team Gold wins 5-3

Zach Magwood nets a hat trick as Team Gold prevails, 5-3, in the finale of Development Camp

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Future stars? Perhaps sooner rather than later.

The Predators' 2018 Development Camp concluded on Friday evening with the much-anticipated Future Stars Game at Bridgestone Arena.

"We learned so much throughout the week and guys want to get out and play in game situations," defenseman Dante Fabbro said. "It was fun playing against kids you're practicing with all week… Overall it was just such a great week and I thought Nashville did an unbelievable job preparing us and making sure we have the right tools moving forward."

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Season Concludes as Preds Fall in Game 7

2017-18 Campaign Ends in Disappointment as Predators Fall Short of Ultimate Goal

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

It ended sooner than anyone would have wished.

A 5-1 victory for the Winnipeg Jets in Game 7 on Thursday night in Nashville saw the visitors advance to the Western Conference Final, while the Predators' franchise-best season came to an early conclusion.

It never gets any easier to be on the wrong end of a handshake line, and the Predators were left feeling the disappointment of a game that simply didn't go their way.

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Preds Shut Out Jets to Force Game 7

Forsberg, Arvidsson, Rinne Star in Must-Win Game 6 Against Jets

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: NSH 4, WPG 0

Predators shut out Jets to force Game 7

Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson each scored two goals, and Pekka Rinne made 34 saves as the Predators stayed alive with a 4-0 win in Game 6

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Game 7 is necessary.

Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson both tallied twice and Pekka Rinne made 34 saves as the Nashville Predators shut out the Winnipeg Jets, 4-0, in Game 6 on Monday night. The result sees the Preds even the series for the third time and force a deciding Game 7 on Thursday night in Nashville.

The Predators knew if they were going to have success against the Jets on Game 6, they would need a nearly perfect road game to have a chance to prevail. Their effort on Monday may have been even better than that.

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Three Thoughts: Forsberg, Rinne Brilliant as Preds Force Game 7

Koorsen Fire & Security Recap: Forsberg, Arvidsson Each Score Twice in 4-0 Win

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Predators blanked the Jets, 4-0, to win Game 6 and force a winner-take-all Game 7 in Nashville on Thursday.

Do-or-Die: You'll often hear the Predators talking about a belief they've curated amongst themselves in the locker room. It's a conviction that says when all that matters is winning a hockey game, there's only one uniquely crafted group that can get the job done.

On Thursday morning, Preds d-man Ryan Ellis said there was no other group he'd rather go into a must-win Game 6 with than the two dozen other men in Nashville's dressing room. And as far as winning a do-or-die contest at Bell MTS Place, could the Predators do that? "Yes," said Ellis.

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Preds Fall to Jets in Game 5, Trail Series 3-2

Nashville Facing Elimination with Must-Win Game 6 on Monday in Winnipeg

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Preds fall to Jets in Game 5, 6-2

NSH Recap: Johansen scores in Game 5 loss

Ryan Johansen scored his fifth goal of the postseason but it wasn't enough to carry the Predators past the Jets in a 6-2 Game 5 loss

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A four-goal second period from the Winnipeg Jets helped lead them to a 6-2 victory over the Nashville Predators in Game 5 on Saturday night. The result gives the Jets a 3-2 series lead and sees the Preds facing elimination for the first time in these playoffs.

Nashville's start was nearly perfect, but they weren't able to get the game's first goal, and four strikes from the Jets in the second preceded two more in the third to ultimately hand the Preds their third loss of the series.

It's plain and simple now - Nashville has to win two games to keep their season alive, and it starts on Monday night.

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Preds Make Lineup Swaps, Beat Jets in Game 4 to Tie Series

Hartnell Plays Key Role in Game 4; Series Now Best-of-Three

by Brooks Bratten & Thomas Willis @PredsNHL /

Recap: NSH 2, WPG 1

Rinne, Predators even series with 2-1 win in Game 4

Ryan Hartman and P.K. Subban scored to back Pekka Rinne's 32-save effort as the Predators beat the Jets, 2-1, in Game 4 to even their series

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The focus was renewed, the defensive effort was reinvigorated and the Nashville Predators put on a defensive clinic in a 2-1 victory in Game 4 at Bell MTS Place on Thursday night.

Goaltender Pekka Rinne made 32 saves and P.K. Subban slapped home the game-winner in the second period as Nashville built a 2-0 lead while keeping the Winnipeg Jets' red-hot offense discombobulated. The victory evens Nashville's series with the Winnipeg at 2-2 and creates a best-of-three with two of the remaining games at Bridgestone Arena.

After allowing 13 goals (not counting two empty-netters) in the first three games, Nashville's identity - one that's built from the net out with excellent defense - was fading. The messaging going into Game 4 was simple: tight gap control between defenders and Jets' shooters, physicality and simple clears out of the D zone.

And that was exactly what the Predators did.

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Jets Score Four in Second, Come Back to Top Preds in Game 3

Winnipeg Capitalizes on Late Power Play in Victory

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators fall to Jets in Game 3

NSH Recap: Preds squander 3-0 lead in Game 3 loss

The Predators tied the game in the 3rd after squandering a three-goal lead, but they went on to suffer a 7-4 loss to the Jets in Game 3

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The Jets scored four in the second period and got the winner on a late power play to defeat the Predators by a 7-4 final in Game 3 on Tuesday night.

The result sees the Jets earn a 2-1 series lead while taking advantage of their home crowd for the first time in Round Two.

The first period couldn't have gone much better for the Predators, while the second period couldn't have been much worse. After taking a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes of play, Nashville surrendered four straight to the Jets in the middle frame, but then battled back to even the score at four midway though the third.

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Three Thoughts: 3-0 Lead Faint Memory as Preds Drop Game 3

Koorsen Fire & Security Recap: Preds Take 3-0 Lead, Fall Behind 4-3, Lose Late in Third

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Jets erased a 3-0 Predators' lead on their way to taking Game 3 by a 7-4 final score.

Unpredictable Narratives: A glance at the score of Game 3 could never tell the story of the radically contrasted parts within the contest.

The Predators accomplished all they hoped for in the opening 20 minutes, building a 3-0 advantage and silencing the Jets' frenzied crowd. But that lead was gone in 2:51, as Winnipeg scored three times in quick succession in the second stanza.

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Fiala Tallies Winner in Double Overtime, Preds Tie Series with Jets

Johansen Scores Twice, Forsberg Records Three Assists as Nashville Beats Winnipeg in Double OT

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: WPG 4, NSH 5 - F/2OT

Fiala lifts Predators to double overtime Game 2 win

Kevin Fiala provided the winner in double overtime and Ryan Johansen scored twice in the Predators' 5-4 Game 2 victory to even the series

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The 100th Stanley Cup Playoff game in Predators' history has a reason to be remembered.

Kevin Fiala scored the winner in double overtime and the Nashville Predators defeated the Winnipeg Jets by a 5-4 final in Game 2 on Sunday night to even the series at one game apiece. It's Nashville's seventh postseason overtime win in club history, their third in multiple overtimes.

A goal just 27 seconds into the contest was the perfect start for the Preds, and Fiala's tally at 5:37 of double OT ensured this series will need at least five games as things shift to Winnipeg.

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Three Thoughts: Preds Keep Responding, Tie Series with Double OT Win

Koorsen Fire & Security Recap: Kevin Fiala Nets Another Overtime Winner

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

Kevin Fiala took a feed from Craig Smith and converted with a backhand move to give the Predators a 5-4 win in double overtime to tie their Round Two series with the Jets, 1-1.

Adversity, Double OT: Mark Scheifele's eighth of the postseason tied the game, 4-4, with 1:05 left in regulation.

Ryan Johansen had already answered Brandon Tanev's tying goal earlier in the third. The Preds had to wait until double overtime to answer again.

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