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Saros, Arvidsson Lead Preds to Back-to-Back Wins

Nashville Snaps Seven-Game Winless Streak Versus Detroit, Collect Two Wins in Two Nights

by Brooks Bratten & Thomas Willis @PredsNHL /

Recap: NSH 3, DET 2

Arvidsson, Josi key Preds' 3-2 win against Red Wings

Viktor Arvidsson scored the game-winning goal and Roman Josi added two assists as the Predators edged the Red Wings, 3-2

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Juuse Saros made 34 saves and the Nashville Predators earned their second win in as many nights with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. The result gives Nashville points 80 and 81 on the season, keeping them in first place in the Central Division and giving the Preds a 5-1-1 record in each half of their back-to-back segments this season.

"I liked the first, I don't think we were very good in the second and I thought we did what we needed to do in the third period in order to win," Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette said of the effort.

Nashville's start couldn't have been much better and on their ninth shot of the period, Roman Josi flicked the puck toward the Wings' cage where it banked off the skates of Scott Hartnell and gently bounced into the far side of the net for a 1-0 lead.

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Arvidsson Tallies Twice, Preds Smash Senators

Viktor Arvidsson Reaches the 20-Goal Mark in 5-2 Nashville Win

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: OTT 2, NSH 5

Arvidsson scores twice as Predators down Sens, 5-2

Viktor Arvidsson lit the lamp twice, and Pekka Rinne turned aside 36 of 38 shots as the Predators defeated the Senators in Nashville, 5-2

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Viktor Arvidsson scored twice and the Nashville Predators defeated the Ottawa Senators by a 5-2 final on Monday night at Bridgestone Arena. The result ends Nashville's two-game losing streak, marking the 13th time this season they've scored at least five goals in one contest.

Ottawa hung around for portions of the game, but Nashville was always one step ahead, and after Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette said his team "simply needed to find the back of the net," the group responded loud and clear.

"We took a step in the right direction," Laviolette said. "I thought last game (a 3-1 loss), Detroit played really hard and therefore it's difficult to dictate the entire game. I'll say the same thing tonight. I thought Ottawa played an aggressive game. They're fast off the attack, you have to be sure of what you're doing defensively, but for the most part, I thought our guys were pretty competitive and pretty fast. We were on our toes tonight."

"I think we played great," Arvidsson said. "I think we played an attack-mentality hockey. Our D was up in the play and we shot the puck a lot. [I] felt like it was a great 60 minutes."

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Better Effort Not Enough as Preds Fall to Red Wings

Predators Lose Consecutive Regulation Games for First Time Since December

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators fall to Red Wings, 3-1

NSH Recap: Smith scores lone goal in 3-1 loss

Craig Smith scored a power-play goal in the 3rd to cut the Predators' deficit in half, but they went on to suffer a 3-1 loss to the Red Wings

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Another try at a comeback came up short as the Nashville Predators fell by a 3-1 final on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. It's the second consecutive regulation loss for the Preds, the first time they've done so since Dec. 19-21, 2017, but it wasn't all doom and gloom in the locker room following the contest.

Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette and Nashville players say Saturday's effort was a step in the right direction when it comes to playing the way they want to be successful. The Preds could've easily had the game tied, as they hit the post at least twice - maybe more - on the night, but the bounces didn't fall.

And even though they feel they may have played well enough to win, as Laviolette said, it doesn't matter how many chances the Preds had - it ultimately wasn't enough.

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Preds Displeased with Effort in Loss to Flames

Nashville Falls in Regulation for First Time in February

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators fall to Flames, 4-3

NSH Recap: Johansen has goal, assist in 4-3 loss

Ryan Johansen had a goal and an assist for the Predators, who came up short in their comeback bid and lost 4-3 to the Flames at home

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A bid at another comeback fell short as the Nashville Predators dropped a 4-3 decision to the Calgary Flames on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena. The result sees Nashville's seven-game point streak come to an end, just the second time in their last 17 outings they've failed to record at least a point.

Despite Nashville's ability to collect points in the standings with regularity as of late, the Preds have admitted there have been some holes in their game - a fact that may have been accented in Thursday's loss.

"They all look the same - they're not good enough," Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette said of Nashville's recent games. "We're not working hard enough. I don't know what else to say. If you don't invest a lot, you won't like it at the end. The stretches that aren't going our way, the stretches where we are getting outplayed - it's because we are missing some bite. We're missing some bite in our game."

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Preds Complete Dramatic Comeback to Beat Blues in Overtime

Nashville Scores Three in Third Period, Forsberg's OT Penalty Shot Seals Victory

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: STL 3, NSH 4 - F/OT

Watson, Forsberg power Predators to comeback victory

The Predators erased a three-goal deficit in the 3rd and Filip Forsberg scored on a penalty shot in overtime to cap off a wild 4-3 comeback win

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Down three goals entering the third period? No problem.

Austin Watson tallied twice and Filip Forsberg ended it on a penalty shot in overtime as the Nashville Predators roared back to defeat the St. Louis Blues by a 4-3 final on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena.

It's the fifth consecutive game in which Nashville has seen overtime and the result gives them points in 15 of their last 16 games to hold onto first place in the Central Division.

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Pekka Rinne Steals the Show as Preds Prevail in Shootout

Pekka Rinne Makes 10 Saves in Overtime Alone; Ryan Ellis Tallies Lone Shootout Score

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: NSH 3, MTL 2 - F/SO

Rinne backstops Predators to 3-2 SO win against Habs

Pekka Rinne turned in a season-high 47 saves, and Ryan Ellis netted the shootout winner to lift the Predators past the Canadiens, 3-2

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Pekka Rinne was perfect in overtime, making 10 saves, and in the shootout, making three more stops, and the Nashville Predators defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 in a shootout on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. The result gives the Preds at least one point in each of their outings on the four-game trip that concluded in Montreal, as well as points in 14 of their last 15 contests.

Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette admitted Saturday's effort in Montreal wasn't Nashville's best, but behind the play of Rinne, Nashville did enough to collect two more points to give them six out of a possible eight to finish the trip.

"He gave us an opportunity to leave the building with the points," Laviolette said of Rinne. "We need to play a lot better in front of him, and there's definitely things we can do better, but that didn't happen, so we relied on our goaltending. He was outstanding. He was incredible tonight."

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Preds Fall in Extra Time in Back-to-Back Games

Subban Ties Career High with 15th Goal; Nashville Collects Point in 13 of 14 Games

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators lose to Sens in OT, 4-3

NSH Recap: Subban scores twice in OT loss to Sens

P.K. Subban lit the lamp twice, including a late goal to force overtime, but the Predators fell in the extra frame to the Senators, 4-3

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P.K. Subban scored twice but it wasn't enough as the Nashville Predators fell 4-3 in overtime to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night at Canadian Tire Centre.

The result sees the Preds go 0-0-2 in their back-to-back set in Toronto and Ottawa, with Nashville battling back to salvage at least a point for the third consecutive game after entering the third period down by a goal in both games. The Predators have earned an impressive mark of points in 13 of their last 14 outings.

The Predators tied the game late in regulation on Subban's second of the night, but the Senators managed to spoil Kyle Turris's return to Ottawa, including a second period that saw Nashville register just four shots, while giving up two goals to the home team.

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Preds Rally to Force OT, Topped in Shootout

Nashville Claims Points in 12 of 13 Games Following Shootout Loss

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators fall in shootout, 3-2

NSH Recap: Preds outdueled by Leafs, fall 3-2 in SO

Colton Sissons and Viktor Arvidsson helped dig the Predators out of a 2-0 hole, but they could not get past the Maple Leafs in a 3-2 SO loss

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They came back to salvage a point, but the Nashville Predators ultimately fell to the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2, in a shootout on Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre. The result snaps Nashville's three-game win streak but still gives them points in 12 of their last 13 games.

It's also the second consecutive game that has seen Nashville come back from multi-goal deficit to record at least a point, an impressive showing of resilience, but they simply ended up on the wrong side of the shootout in Toronto.

Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen starred on the night, making 44 saves in total (and six more in the shootout) to give his team the win.

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Johansen, Josi and Rinne Lead Preds to Dramatic OT Win

Nashville Ties Game Late Before Overtime Victory; Rinne Gives Predators Chance to Win

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: NSH 5, NYI 4 - F/OT

Josi scores in OT to complete Predators' comeback win

Nick Bonino tallied his 200th career point on Roman Josi's overtime winner and Kevin Fiala added two goals to lead the Predators to a 5-4 win

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Ryan Johansen tied it, Roman Josi ended it.

Johansen scored with 42 second to play in regulation before Josi won it in overtime, as the Nashville Predators came back to defeat the New York Islanders by a 5-4 final on Monday night at Barclays Center. It's Nashville's third consecutive victory, and the first time they've come back to win a game this season when trailing after two periods of play.

The Predators entered the third period down 4-3, but several monstrous saves from Pekka Rinne kept Nashville in it, and then sustained pressure with the goaltender pulled in the final two minutes led to Johansen roofing the puck off a rebound to force OT.

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Subban, Fiala Lead Preds Over Rangers

Nashville Now Has Points in 10 of Last 11 Games

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: NYR 2, NSH 5

Fiala, Subban lead Predators past Rangers, 5-2

Kevin Fiala scored two goals, P.K. Subban had a goal and an assist and the Predators posted a 5-2 win against the Rangers

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Kevin Fiala scored twice and the Nashville Predators defeated the New York Rangers by a 5-2 final on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. It's Nashville's second consecutive victory, giving them points in 10 of their last 11 outings and putting them just two points out of the Central Division lead with three games in hand.

Much like Thursday's blasting of the Los Angeles Kings, the Preds put up five goals again and fed off the energy of the sold-out Bridgestone Arena crowd - with a record-setting 17,543 fans in attendance. And almost all of them went out into the night pleased with the result.

"I thought for 120 minutes it was pretty good, pretty consistent," Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette said of his club's last two games. "The guys were playing hard. We rolled the lines and rolled the D and had good goaltending."

"I felt like we were ready to play tonight," Nashville forward Colton Sissons said. "We played fast and we played with energy and played a pretty smart game."

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