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Preds Fall to Kraken on Opening Night in Nashville

Granlund Records Three Points to Start Season; Seattle Collects First Win

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Content Manager & Beat Reporter

Predators fall to Kraken

NSH Recap: Josi scores goal in loss

Roman Josi scored a power-play goal but the Predators were beat by the Kraken, 4-3

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A late push wasn't enough as the Nashville Predators fell to the Seattle Kraken by a 4-3 final on Opening Night at Bridgestone Arena. The contest brought about the first-ever meeting between the two clubs as Seattle collected their first win in franchise history.

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Preds Conclude Preseason with Four-Game Win Streak, Top Carolina Again

Josi, Trenin, Forsberg, Jeannot Tally for Nashville to Finish Exhibition Schedule with 4-1-1 Record

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Four different Predators found the back of the net as Nashville defeated the Carolina Hurricanes by a 4-3 final on Saturday afternoon at Bridgestone Arena. The result concludes the preseason schedule for the Preds with a four-game win streak and a 4-1-1 record over that span.

Carolina led 1-0 after 20 minutes thanks to a goal from Jordan Martinook, but Nashville answered in the second stanza with three tallies in the first 7:33 of the frame. First, Preds Captain Roman Josi took a feed from Matt Duchene and converted on the power play just 32 seconds into the period for Nashville's fifth goal with the man advantage of the preseason.

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Tomasino Tallies OT Winner as Preds Beat Hurricanes in Carolina

Johansen, Duchene Also Score for Nashville as Predators Win Third-Straight in Preseason

by Zach Gilchriest & Brooks Bratten @PredsNHL /

Philip Tomasino played the role of hero on Tuesday night in Carolina. 

The rookie forward scored at 2:49 of overtime to give the Predators a 3-2 victory over the Hurricanes at PNC Arena for their third-straight preseason win in the penultimate contest of the exhibition schedule. 

The tilt moved Nashville to 3-1-1 through those five preseason games, and with both teams icing lineups nearly full of NHL regulars, Tuesday's game provided the toughest challenge yet for the Preds. 

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Preds Score Six Again, Defeat Lightning in Nashville

Carrier, Olivier, Cousins, Kunin, Tomasino, Grimaldi Score for Nashville; Saros Makes Preseason Debut as Predators Win Second Straight Over Lightning

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Six different Nashville skaters found the back of the net - and 13 players registered at least one point - as the Predators defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning by a 6-1 final on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. The result moved the Preds to 2-1-1 through four preseason games, and in the first exhibition contest in Nashville since 2019, the home team didn't disappoint. 

One goal in the first period, three more in the second and a final two in the third - plus 16 saves from goaltender Juuse Saros - gave the Predators their second consecutive six-goal game against the Lightning.

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Forsberg, Afanasyev Lead Preds to Preseason Win Over Lightning

Filip Forsberg, Egor Afanasyev Both Tally Two Goals in 6-2 Win Over Tampa Bay

by Sara Giles @PredsNHL /

The Nashville Predators received two goals each from Filip Forsberg and Egor Afanasyev, who helped propel the team to a 6-2 win on the road over the Tampa Bay Lightning in preseason action Thursday night. 

Forsberg and Afansyev both added an assist to give them three-point efforts on the evening, while Tommy Novak (1g-1a) and Ben Harpur (2a) chipped in with two points each in the victory.

"We played to our identity that we ended the year with last year," Predators Head Coach John Hynes said. "It was nice to build off the Florida games and to get rewarded on the scoresheet."

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Preds Taking Positives from Preseason Doubleheader in Florida

Nashville Falls to Panthers in Both Contests; First Preseason Games Provide Excellent Learning Experiences for Predators

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

A day trip to Florida for the first preseason games since 2019 saw the Nashville Predators fall to the Panthers in both outings of their doubleheader on Sunday afternoon and evening in the Sunshine State, but those outings still provided a productive day in many facets.

The Preds and Panthers went back and forth in Game 1 before Florida ultimately won by a 5-4 final in overtime, and they took the second contest by a 3-1 score to complete the day. 

The exhibition contests were Nashville's first games since the start of Training Camp last week, and although the results on the scoreboard didn't turn in favor of the Preds, there were still positives to take as the group heads back to Tennessee with plenty of preseason preparation still ahead.

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Preds Rookies Beat Carolina in Overtime to Conclude Prospect Showcase

Cooley, Novak Lead Nashville Prospects to OT Win Against Carolina to Finish Rookie Camp

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The rookies are heading home happy.

Tommy Novak scored just 20 seconds into overtime as he gave the Predators a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes to conclude their stay at the 2021 NHL Prospect Showcase on Tuesday morning.

The result sends the prospects back to Nashville with a 1-2-0 record in the tournament, and although it took the Preds three outings to earn a win, there wasn't a better way to end their time spent in Tampa.

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Preds Score Five in Loss to Panthers at NHL Prospect Showcase

Tomasino, Mismash, Jackson, Afanasyev, Smith All Score for Nashville as Predators Fall to 0-2-0 at Showcase

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Five goals from the Predators prospects couldn't best the output from the Panthers, as Nashville fell to Florida by an 8-5 final on Sunday morning in their second game of the 2021 NHL Prospect Showcase.

Philip Tomasino and Cole Smith each tallied for the second time in as many outings at the tournament, and Grant Mismash, Kyle Jackson and Egor Afanasyev also for the back of the net for the Preds on Sunday, but the rookies ultimately suffered their second defeat of the weekend.

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Preds Fall to Lightning in NHL Prospect Showcase Opener

Tomasino, Smith Score for Nashville as Predators Begin Rookie Tournament with Loss

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Philip Tomasino and Cole Smith scored, but the Predators rookies fell to their counterparts from Tampa Bay by a 5-2 final to start the 2021 NHL Prospect Showcase on Saturday afternoon from AMALIE Arena.

Nashville cut the Lightning lead to one goal on two occasions on the day, but the Preds played from behind for most of the contest, and Tampa Bay pulled away in the third period to leave the visitors with an undesirable result in their first game of the tournament.

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Postseason Run Concludes as Preds Fall to Hurricanes in Game 6

Bridgestone Recap: Predators Look Back, Forward with Optimism as Season Comes to Conclusion in Nashville

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators fall in OT in Game 6

NSH Recap: Predators fall in Game 6, fail to advance

Juuse Saros made 27 saves, and Mikael Granlund added to points, but the Predators were edged in overtime by the Hurricanes, 4-3, in Game 6

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A season unlike any other in Nashville Predators history has come to an end. 

The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Preds by a 4-3 final in overtime on Thursday night to win Game 6 and take the first-round series by a 4-2 count. The result brings a conclusion to Nashville's campaign, a reality that never gets easier to take. 

Finding words in the immediate aftermath is never an easy task, but the Predators gathered some thoughts on not only their series with Carolina, but also what they had just been through over the past four months.

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