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Neal Scores in Return as Preds Defeat Avalanche

Nashville Collects Their Third Win Over Colorado this Season

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Four different skaters found the back of the net as the Nashville Predators topped the Colorado Avalanche by a 4-3 final on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena, their third win in three tries against the Avalanche this season.

After falling in consecutive home games over the weekend, the Preds found their groove once more and collected their ninth victory of the season on Broadway and improved their overall record to 12-9-4. In a game that saw plenty of action at both ends, Nashville found a way to get back in the win column, the 100th time Head Coach Peter Laviolette has done so behind the Predators bench.

"These are the wins we need," goaltender Pekka Rinne said. "We need to shut teams down at the end of the games. Even the last few seconds when we took a penalty, the team did a really good job. That was a good win and the last three games against Colorado have been good for us. These are big points for us."

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Preds Unable to Find Equalizer, Fall to Flyers

Goals from Jarnkrok, Wilson Not Enough in Loss

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Wayne Simmonds scored twice on the power play as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Nashville Predators by a 4-2 final on Sunday night at Bridgestone Arena. The defeat is just Nashville's second regulation loss at home this season and moves their overall record to 11-9-4.

The game went back and forth, with Nashville tying the score on two occasions thanks to goals from Calle Jarnkrok and Colin Wilson, but the Flyers were ultimately able to beat Juuse Saros three times before adding one more into the empty net.

"We knew going in that their power play was really good," Head Coach Peter Laviolette said of the Flyers. "Their players have had a lot of time together and cohesiveness, and they're pretty set in what they do. They bring pucks to the net, and when they do that, things can happen. That was a difference in the game tonight."

Video: NSH Recap: Predators can't contain Simmonds, Flyers

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Devils Come Back to Top Preds in Overtime

Kevin Fiala Scores Twice in Nashville Loss

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The New Jersey Devils scored three times in the third period and Mike Cammalleri won it in overtime, as they defeated the Nashville Predators by a 5-4 final at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday afternoon.

After Nashville entered the final period with a 4-1 lead, the Devils notched two quick goals to begin the third, and then capitalized on a power play before the end of regulation to tie the game.

"We called a timeout at the three-minute mark and for the rest of the third, I thought we dominated after that," Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "They ended up cashing in a power-play goal with eight minutes left, and they got a tie out of it. I thought we had plenty of opportunity to win when it was 4-3, but it didn't happen. It's an ugly way to lose a game, and it's a terrible feeling for everybody involved."

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Preds Finish November with Solid Road Win Over Avs

Austin Watson's Gordie Howe Hat Trick Helps Lead the Preds to a 5-3 Win Against the Avalanche

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Five different skaters found the back of the net as the Nashville Predators put together a 5-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night at Pepsi Center.

The victory was Nashville's third on the road this season and improves their overall mark to 11-8-3, with wins in three of their last four outings, and a solid road triumph to close out the month of November.

"I liked the way we played tonight," Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "We had timely goals and did some good things offensively. They're a dangerous team, they have a lot of talent over there and they had plenty of looks… I thought we could've played a little cleaner though the neutral zone, but overall a pretty good game and when we needed big saves, Pekka [Rinne] made them."

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Aberg Scores First NHL Goal as Preds Stun Senators

Neal Ties Franchise Goal Streak, Rinne Victorious in Return

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

Pontus Aberg netted his first NHL goal and James Neal extended his scoring streak as the Nashville Predators defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Thursday night at Canadian Tire Centre. The win improves Nashville's record to 7-6-3 overall and gives them points in seven of their last eight outings.

Goaltender Pekka Rinne returned to the Predators lineup after missing one game with a lower-body injury, stopping all but one of the 31 shots he faced.

After a loss in Toronto that snapped their three-game win streak, Nashville found a way to get back on the right side of the ledger once more, a complete effort from start to finish.

Video: Predators cruise past Senators, 5-1

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Preds See Win Streak Come to an End Against Leafs

Neal Extends Goal Streak to Five Games in Loss

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

James van Riemsdyk tallied a hat trick as the Nashville Predators saw their three-game win streak come to an end at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs - by a 6-2 final - on Tuesday night at Air Canada Centre.

Nashville was unable to fully close the gap after the Maple Leafs claimed a two-goal advantage in the first period. Scores from James Neal and Viktor Arvidsson brought the Preds to within a single goal on two separate occasions, but the home team kept their foot on the gas, ultimately prevailing and putting the Predators overall record at 6-6-3.

"I thought our guys had lots of chances to score goals and play the game," Nashville Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "They had a couple of goals that were seeing-eye goals, where they just turned and fired it and worked its way through legs and bodies and found the back of the net. We took as many attempts, had as many quality chances and it didn't find its way through… they capitalized on their opportunities."

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Forsberg, Rinne Help Propel Preds Over Ducks

Nashville's Point Streak Reaches Six Games in 5-0 Victory Over Anaheim

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Filip Forsberg scored his first of the season, and Pekka Rinne stopped 27 shots as the Nashville Predators concluded their four-game home stand by trouncing the Anaheim Ducks, 5-0.

The victory gives the Preds three wins in a row and bumps their overall record to 6-5-3 for 15 points. They've collected at least a point in six consecutive games (4-0-2) and their confidence only continues to grow.

Winger James Neal also tallied twice in the win, and Nashville's top players are elevating their game as the club gets on a roll.

 

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Jarnkrok Scores Twice as Preds Defeat Blues

Point Streak Hits Five Games, Preds Winners of Consecutive Games for First Time This Season

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Calle Jarnkrok scored twice and the Nashville Predators defeated the St. Louis Blues by a 3-1 final on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena. The victory bumps Nashville's record to 5-5-3 with points in five consecutive outings.

After a slow start, Nashville got going in the latter portions of the game, scoring twice in the third period against former Preds netminder, Carter Hutton, to emerge with the win.

"It feels good," Captain Mike Fisher said. "It was a big game against a real good team and we got better as the game went on. It was a big win for us.

Video: Jarnkrok's two goals help Predators top Blues, 3-1

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Point Streak Hits Four as Preds Top Senators

Neal, Subban Tally Goal, Assist Each; Rinne Shines In Win

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

P.K. Subban and James Neal each registered a goal and an assist as the Nashville Predators defeated the Ottawa Senators by a 3-1 final on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena.

The victory gives Nashville points in four straight games, bumping their overall record to 4-5-3 and their mark at home to 3-1-1, a complete effort the team has been seeking.

"We need to get some wins and we did a good job tonight," defenseman Roman Josi said. "We had a lot of chances. We played a really good game for three periods and got rewarded."

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Preds Fall to Hurricanes in Shootout

Nashville Collects at Least a Point for Third Consecutive Game

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

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."

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