James Neal and Matt Irwin scored for the Nashville Predators, but the Carolina Hurricanes tied the game in the third period before prevailing 3-2 in a shootout on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. The loss is Nashville's second in a row via the breakaway competition, pushing their record to 3-5-3.
The Preds have collected points in three consecutive games for the first time this season, but that stat doesn't provide much of a relief for the club, unhappy with their effort at points in the game.
"I think we can be pretty satisfied with our first period, but that's it," Irwin said. "Our second period was as bad as it gets. That's on us in this room. That's going unprepared after that first period, putting that one behind you and pushing forward and trying to string 40 minutes together... It's disappointing, but there's no one else in here to blame but ourselves. We just have to be more prepared."