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Laviolette Collects 600th Win as Preds Topple Avalanche

Nashville Head Coach Reaches Milestone Victory as Predators Bounce Back in Colorado

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: NSH 4, COL 1

Laviolette earns 600th win, Predators top Avalanche

Nick Bonino scored his 100th career goal and added an assist for the Predators, who beat the Avalanche, 4-1, for Peter Laviolette's 600th win

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The milestones came a mile up on Monday afternoon.

Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette earned his 600th career win as Nashville defeated the Colorado Avalanche by a 4-1 final at the Pepsi Center. The victory snaps Nashville's two-game skid and gives the Preds bench boss a monumental achievement in the process.

Nashville centerman Nick Bonino potted his 100th career goal on the day as well as the Preds got goals from four different participants to collect their 29th victory of the season.

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Preds Conclude Homestand with Loss to Panthers

Nashville Rallies in Third Period, but Slow Start Makes the Difference

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators lose to Panthers, 4-2

NSH Recap: Late rally falls short in loss to Panthers

Nick Bonino and Austin Watson each scored a goal in the 3rd period, but the Predators fell short in a 4-2 loss to the Panthers

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Too little, too late.

The Nashville Predators rallied in the third period, but they were unable to overcome a slow start as they fell to the Florida Panthers by a 4-2 final on Saturday night. It's the second straight loss for the Preds as they conclude their only homestand in the month of January.

A record hockey crowd of 17,716 at Bridgestone Arena saw the Predators surrender a 3-0 lead before scoring twice in the first 3:23 of the third period, but the Panthers had the jump from the opening puck drop, and that ultimately made the difference.

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Preds Fall to Jets in Divisional Clash

Arvidsson Scores Lone Goal for Nashville as Winnipeg Extends Lead in Central

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators fall to Jets, 5-1

NSH Recap: Arvidsson stays hot in 5-1 loss to Jets

Viktor Arvidsson found the back of the net once again, but the Predators fell at home to the Jets, 5-1

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In a test between the top two teams in the Central Division, it was the visitors who passed.

The Nashville Predators fell to the Winnipeg Jets by a 5-1 final on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena, their first loss in two games against the Jets this season.

In a game that presented a potential postseason matchup between two of the behemoths in the Western Conference, it was Winnipeg who prevailed by playing quicker than the Preds and capitalizing on their chances.

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Arvidsson's Hat Trick Leads Preds Past Capitals

Nashville Winger Posts Second-Career Trick as Predators Score Season-High Seven Goals

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: WSH 2, NSH 7

Arvidsson notches second career hat trick in 7-2 win

Viktor Arvidsson scored early in the 1st and added two more in the 2nd to complete his second career hat trick en route to a 7-2 Predators win

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For the fifth time this season, Predators fans lost their caps.

Viktor Arvidsson recorded his second-career hat trick and the Nashville Predators scored a season-high seven goals to crush the Washington Capitals by a 7-2 final on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. The result gives the Preds a clean sweep of their season series against the Caps, outscoring them 13-5 in the process.

In addition to the blowout win over the defending champs, Arvidsson's effort set a Preds franchise record with five hat tricks in a single season, joining Filip Forsberg, Colton Sissons, Calle Jarnkrok and Austin Watson on the ledger.

And on Tuesday, it was another classic showing from Arvidsson.

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Preds Conclude Road Trip with Loss to Hurricanes

Forsberg Scores Twice in Finale of Six-Game Trip

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators lose to Hurricanes, 6-3

NSH Recap: Forsberg tallies twice in 6-3 loss

Colton Sissons scored his 10th goal of the season and Filip Forsberg added two more goals in the Predators' 6-3 loss to the Hurricanes

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Filip Forsberg scored twice, but it wasn't enough as the Nashville Predators fell to the Carolina Hurricanes, 6-3, on Sunday afternoon at PNC Arena. The result concludes a season-long, six-game road trip and sees Nashville's seven-game point streak come to an end.

Sebastian Aho recorded a hat trick for the Hurricanes, including goals on the power play and shorthanded, as the Hurricanes were the aggressors on the ice from the opening puck drop.

"We were outplayed," Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "The [Ryan] Johansen line was really good, but we were outplayed. They were quicker, they wanted it more and they executed better… We knew what we were getting into, and we didn't respond very well."

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Preds Battle Back to Take Point in Columbus, Finish Grueling Road Stretch

Nashville Stages Comeback in Third Period, Earns Points in All Five Road Games Through Seven Days

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Preds' late rally falls short

NSH Recap: Predators rally late, but fall in overtime

Viktor Arvidsson and Mattias Ekholm tied the game late in the 3rd, but the Predators fell to the Blue Jackets in overtime, 4-3

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It'll be difficult for the Nashville Predators to fly back home without a collective smile on their faces.

The Preds battled back to collect a point before they ultimately fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-3 in overtime, to conclude the second half of a back-to-back set. The contest concludes a stretch of five games in seven nights for the Preds - all on the road - and the group collected at least a point in every single one.

A wild third period saw the Predators tie the game late after the Blue Jackets went up 3-1 with just over six minutes to play in regulation. And although there was plenty of disappointment to go around after the OT loss, there was solace with the past week's achievements.

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Filip Forsberg Announces He's Back with Winner vs. Hawks

Forsberg Scores Twice in Second Game Since Returning from 17-Game Absence

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: NSH 4, CHI 3 - F/OT

Forsberg leads Predators with two goals, OT winner

Flilip Forsberg scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to help the Predators defeat the Blackhawks, 4-3

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You could say Filip Forsberg is back.

The winger shined on Wednesday night in Chicago, scoring twice, including a dazzling individual effort in overtime to win the contest for the Nashville Predators. The 4-3 victory in extra time gives the Preds points in six straight and seven out of a possible eight on their current road trip.

The contest was only Forsberg's second since returning from an injury that forced him to miss 17 games. No. 9 was nearly a point-per-game player to open the season in his first 27 games and with a goal in the second period and overtime on Wednesday, he quickly jumped back to his original pace.

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Preds' Top Defense Delivers Shut Out of Leafs' Fearsome Offense

Nashville Holds Toronto to Season-Low 18 Shots; Filip Forsberg Returns After 17-Game Absence

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: NSH 4, TOR 0

Ekholm, Rinne pace Preds in 4-0 win against Leafs

Mattias Ekholm had a goal and an assist, while Pekka Rinne notched an 18-save shutout to lift the Predators to a 4-0 win over the Maple Leafs

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Some regular-season games mean more than others.

On Monday night at Scotiabank Arena, two juggernauts squared off with the Nashville Predators landing all the punches and shutting out the Maple Leafs, 4-0. Two preseason picks by many to reach the Stanley Cup Final, Nashville's top-ranked defense blanked Toronto's top-three offense, featuring a season low in shots allowed at 18.

The result gives the Preds five out of a possible six points thus far as they hit the halfway point of their six-game road trip, and on this occasion, Pekka Rinne was perfect, as were his teammates.

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Smith Keys Preds' Response, Bounce-Back Victory Over Habs

Craig Smith Scores Twice to Extend Point Streak, P.K. Subban Collects 300th Career Assist

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: NSH 4, MTL 1

Smith scores twice for Predators in 4-1 win

Craig Smith scored two goals, Juuse Saros made 27 saves and the Predators posted a 4-1 win against the Canadiens

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All Peter Laviolette wanted was a response. On Saturday night in Montreal, he got one.

Roughly 24 hours after the Predators produced what their head coach called an "awful" effort in a 4-3 overtime loss to Detroit, Nashville went into the Bell Centre on the second half of a back-to-back and defeated the Canadiens by a 4-1 final.

The victory gives the Preds points in four consecutive games - and three out of possible four in the last two nights. But it's Saturday's victory that makes the past 48 hours look a lot better. Right from the opening moments of the contest, the visitors were much better than they were a day before, and against an opponent with a better record as well.

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Preds Disappointed with Effort in Overtime Loss to Detroit

Nashville Earns Point in Standings, Laviolette Calls Effort "Awful"

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators lose to Red Wings in OT

NSH Recap: Subban scores, but Preds fall in overtime

P.K. Subban, Craig Smith and Ryan Johansen all scored for the Predators, but they fell to the Red Wings in overtime, 4-3

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Forcing overtime was the positive for the Predators on Friday night at Little Caesars Arena, but the group wasn't pleased with much else.

Preds center Ryan Johansen whacked home the tying goal at 18:44 of the third, but Dylan Larkin cut to the slot and won the game for the Red Wings at 4:34 of overtime. The contest ends Nashville's two-game win streak with a less than desirable result as the team begins a season-long, six-game road trip.

"Awful," Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette said of his team's performance. "We lost every 50-50 puck battle. Our goaltender was incredible tonight, the way he played the game. We had three or four guys that showed up to compete on some pucks, and we had 15 that didn't. You're never going to win that way. It's impossible. It's very, very, very disappointing how soft we were."

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