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Nashville's Five-Game Point Streak Ends with 4-2 Loss at Madison Square Garden

by Brooks Bratten & Thomas Willis @PredsNHL /

Goals from Mattias Ekholm and Filip Forsberg weren't enough for the Nashville Predators as they fell, 4-2, to the New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.

The result sees Nashville's five-game point streak come to a close, resulting in their third regulation loss of the season and only New York's second win.

The Predators had their chances on the afternoon, outshooting the Rangers 25-15, including a 13-5 advantage in the final 40 minutes, but Nashville was unable to convert on their chances when they had them.

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Rinne, Sissons Lead Preds Past Flyers

Nashville Collects First Road Win of Season Behind Pekka Rinne's 44th Career Shutout

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

A goal from Colton Sissons and a shutout from Pekka Rinne gave the Nashville Predators their first road victory of the 2017-18 season, a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

Sissons's second in as many games and Rinne's 44th career shutout extended Nashville's point streak to five straight to give them a 4-2-1 record and a season sweep of the Flyers.

A stark contrast to the first meeting between the two on Oct. 10 - a 6-5 win for the Preds - Thursday's outing was much more of a defensive battle with Rinne and the blueliners around him starring for 60 minutes, and all it took was one little break for Sissons to cash in.

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Josi Returns to Help Preds Top Avalanche

Viktor Arvidsson Stars in Nashville's Seventh Consecutive Win Over Colorado

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Four different Predators found the back of the net as Nashville defeated the Colorado Avalanche by a 4-1 final on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. The win gives the Preds points in four-straight games, plus, seven consecutive victories against the Avalanche.

Viktor Arvidsson, Roman Josi, Colton Sissons and Austin Watson all tallied on the evening for Nashville, with Josi, Sissons and Watson collecting their first goals of the season. Filip Forsberg collected two assists on the night, the second of which was his 200th career point in just his 270th NHL game.

After a bit of a sluggish first period, the Preds got going to the level they've become accustomed to lately, with three goals in the second stanza. Watson capped the contest off in the third for Nashville's third home victory in three tries this season.

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Controversy Plays a Hand in Predators' OT Loss to Hawks

Laviolette Frustrated With No-Call on Hawks' Tying Goal; Nashville Settles for Single Point

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Brandon Saad scored in overtime as the Nashville Predators fell 2-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on Saturday night. The result ends Nashville's two-game win streak and leaves them with one point in three road games this season.

The Predators had a 1-0 advantage courtesy of a Filip Forsberg tally in the second period, but Patrick Sharp tied the game with less than six minutes to play in regulation before Saad ended it.

Despite the result, Nashville gained a point in what may have been their most complete effort of the young season against an opponent and in a building that hasn't been kind to them in recent regular-season outings.

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Girard Scores First NHL Goal, Preds Top Stars 4-1

Forsberg, Arvidsson, Subban Also Tally as Nashville Wins Second Straight

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Samuel Girard got his first, and the home team rolled from there.

Four unanswered goals for the Nashville Predators were more than enough to defeat the Dallas Stars by a 4-1 final on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena. The victory gives the Preds their first win streak of the young season, having won two in a row to push their record to 2-2-0.

The Predators called the win their "most complete contest of the season" thus far, limiting the Stars' quality chances, while capitalizing on those of their own at the right time.

"I thought we got better as the game went on," Nashville Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "The first period - it's not that we weren't ready to play or didn't want to do the right things - the puck didn't sit our way, it didn't bounce our way. It looked out of sort a bit. But, fighting through that in the second and third, we managed the puck a bit better which helped us manage the game."

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Preds Raise Banner, Win Home Opener in Dramatic Fashion

Forsberg, Hartnell Score Two Apiece, Nashville Rallys with Two Late Power-Play Goals

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Well, that's one way to do it.

After giving up five consecutive goals to the Philadelphia Flyers, the Nashville Predators scored three unanswered of their own to win their home opener by a 6-5 final at Bridgestone Arena.

Two power-play markers in the final 1:27 of regulation from Scott Hartnell and Filip Forsberg gave Nashville their first win of the young season, and after the Predators raised their Western Conference Championship banner to the rafters, it couldn't have come on a more opportune occasion.

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Preds Drop Cup Final Rematch to Penguins

Nashville Says Effort Better in Second Game but Still 'Long Way to Go'

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Matt Murray recorded a shutout and the Nashville Predators fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins by a 4-0 score on Saturday night at PPG Paints Arena.

The loss is Nashville's second of the young season, after dropping both games of their opening road trip. The effort on Saturday night was one that brought more satisfaction than Thursday's efforts in Boston, but that was only so much consolation for a Preds team that finds themselves 0-2-0 early on.

"It's hard to say when you're losing 3-0 that it's a better effort, but for me, it's a step in the right direction, to play a game that we need to play," Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "But we've still got a long way to go with that, too."

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Late Push Not Enough as Preds Fall to Bruins on Opening Night

Arvidsson, Hartnell, Forsberg Tally in Nashville Loss

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators made a late push, but it wasn't enough as they fell by a 4-3 final to the Boston Bruins as both clubs opened the 2017-18 regular season on Thursday night at TD Garden.

When analyzing reasons for the loss, a lack of speed throughout the evening was at the top of Nashville's list. The Preds managed to score twice within the final two minutes of regulation to make things interesting, but that didn't provide much solace to the group in their first game back after last season's run.

"Just the speed of our game, they were just a little faster on every puck and we just have to be faster and play with more speed," Captain Roman Josi said. "We didn't play well throughout the game, and they were definitely the better team."

"It's a good look in the mirror, I think," Nashville Head Coach Pete Laviolette said. "Good look in the mirror."

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Preds Conclude Preseason with OT Loss to Lightning

Sissons, Salomaki Tally for Nashville in Exhibition Finale

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Colton Sissons tied the game late, but Nikita Kucherov ended it in overtime as the Nashville Predators fell in their preseason finale by a 3-2 final to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.

Sissons and Miikka Salomaki found the back of the net for Nashville, while Pekka Rinne started his second consecutive game in net and made save after save to keep his team in the game. Power-play opportunities were plentiful for both clubs - Tampa Bay had eight chances with the man advantage and scored on two of them, while the Preds went 0-for-6 on the night.

However, 5-on-5 play was a bright spot for Nashville, leaving them something to build on with the regular season looming.

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Preds Fall to Blue Jackets in Shootout

Laviolette Displeased with Nashville's Effort as Regular Season Approaches

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

A third-period comeback wasn't enough, as the Nashville Predators fell 4-3 to the Columbus Blue Jackets in preseason action on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena. The result gives the Preds a 2-3-0 record through five games of the exhibition schedule that is set to conclude Saturday night.

Although the score might suggest otherwise, it wasn't a stellar showing from the home team, and Head Coach Peter Laviolette wasn't pleased with what he saw from his team in their penultimate preseason contest.

"We got mildly better as the game went on but… we can't accept that," Laviolette said. "That's a standard that's unacceptable."

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