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Bitetto, Penalty Kill Help Preds to Beat Avalanche

Nashville Wins Eighth Straight Over Colorado as Preds Score Five

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Five different Predators found the back of the net as Nashville defeated the Colorado Avalanche by a 5-2 final on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. The result gives Nashville their eighth consecutive victory over the Avalanche and 11 wins on the season, six of them coming at home.

After a frustrating loss on Thursday to Minnesota, a bounce-back effort from the Preds was on display on Saturday, with the penalty kill playing a starring role and contributions coming in throughout the lineup.

"It was a good night," Predators defenseman Anthony Bitetto said. "We can't win games [taking too many penalties]. We're fortunate enough that Pekka Rinne played one heck of a game. I think it's a good win after coming off that loss in Minnesota."

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Win Streak Ends as Preds Fall to Wild

Minnesota Scores Four Unanswered in Third Period to Beat Nashville

by Brooks Bratten & Thomas Willis @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

The Minnesota Wild scored four unanswered goals and came back to defeat the Nashville Predators by a 6-4 final on Tuesday night at Xcel Energy center. The result ends Nashville's win streak at five, only their second loss in the month of November.

In a game that saw the Preds hold a 3-0 lead in the second period, Minnesota stormed back to win their fourth straight and leave Nashville searching for answers as to what went wrong.

"We weren't good," Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "We stopped playing after 20 minutes."

"You can't sit back," Captain Roman Josi said. "Teams are too good, and if you sit back, they're going to make you pay."

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Preds Score Six Against Capitals, Win Fifth Straight

Filip Forsberg Tallies 100th Career Goal, Kevin Fiala Records First of Season in Win

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Six different Predators found the back of the net as Nashville defeated the Washington Capitals by a 6-3 final on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. The result pushes Nashville's win streak to five games, the first time they've done so since the 2015-16 season, and sees them tie their highest goal output of the campaign.

After a nearly perfect first period, with two goals, Nashville potted four more in the second and then Pekka Rinne and Co. locked it down for the final 20 minutes, another solid effort over one of the East's top teams.

"I think our guys were ready to play and the second period became a lot more competitive," Nashville Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "We knew they were going to come out strong because they're a good team. It did go back and forth, they brought themselves right into it. I thought the response was good from us."

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Turris Scores in Debut, Preds Top Penguins in Shootout

Kyle Turris Records Two Points in Nashville Debut, Nashville Wins Fourth Straight

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Kyle Turris recorded a goal and an assist in his debut, and the Nashville Predators defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 in a shootout on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. The victory is Nashville's fourth consecutive, giving them nine wins and 20 points on the season.

A back-and-forth contest had a bit of everything - goals, saves and the animosity one might expect between two clubs that fought for the Stanley Cup last spring. In the end, it was Nashville who converted in the shootout, and if it weren't for the contributions of their new star, they wouldn't have even had the opportunity.

"It felt great," Turris said of his first game in Nashville. "The crowd was awesome and it was a lot of fun being out there."

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Preds Top Blue Jackets, Win Three Straight to Finish Road Trip

Nashville Collects Six of Eight Points On Trip, Receives Another Stellar Effort from Pekka Rinne

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Calle Jarnkrok scored the game-winner, and the Nashville Predators concluded their four-game road trip by defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets by a 3-1 final on Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena.

It's Nashville's third consecutive victory, bumping their record to 8-5-2 on the season and giving them six out of a possible eight points after a successful swing across the country.

Facing Columbus on the second half of a back-to-back for the home team, Nashville scored first, and after allowing their first and only goal early in the third, the Preds buckled down to place another in the win column.

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Arvidsson Scores OT Winner, Preds Top Kings

Nashville Responds in Overtime to Sweep Back-to-Back Set in Southern California

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

It wasn't easy, but the Nashville Predators are two points richer.

Viktor Arvidsson scored the game winner in overtime, and the Preds posted their second victory in as many nights with 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. The result gives the Preds seven wins on the season, the latest two resulting in a sweep through Southern California.

"It feels great," Predators center Ryan Johansen said. "We have four points out of six, out of the California trip, on a back-to-back against a team that's been playing very well to start the season. All that matters in this moment is that we got two points."

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Improved Effort Leads Preds to Win Over Ducks

Balanced Scoring, Disciplined Play Give Nashville Victory in Anaheim

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Thirteen different members of the visiting team recorded at least a point, and the Nashville Predators defeated the Anaheim Ducks by a 5-3 final on Friday night at the Honda Center. The result gives the Preds six wins and 14 points on the season, just what they had in mind to start a back-to-back set in Southern California.

A rematch of last spring's Western Conference Final, Nashville got timely scoring throughout the lineup and held off a late Anaheim push to get Pekka Rinne the win on his 35th birthday.

"It was a solid game right from the get go," Nashville forward Scott Hartnell said. "For the most part, we were solid, we were quick, we were getting on their defensemen and turning some pucks over. We were holding onto pucks and using our D. They got a couple big goals for us. All in all, it was a way better effort than the last few games. It was really good to see."

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Preds Fall to Sharks in San Jose

Missed Opportunities, Penalty Troubles Lead to Nashville Loss

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Roman Josi scored the lone goal for the visitors as the Nashville Predators fell 4-1 to the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night at the SAP Center.

The loss puts Nashville's record at 5-5-2, and although Josi tallied what is arguably Nashville's prettiest goal of the young season, the Preds were unable to take advantage of their offensive opportunities.

Combine that with eight power-play opportunities for San Jose and Nashville was forced to play down a man for a much larger amount of time than they'd like.

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Preds Say Saros Left 'Out to Dry' in Loss to Islanders

Nashville Says Effort in Front of Young Goaltender Unacceptable

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

John Tavares recorded a natural hat trick and the Nashville Predators fell to the New York Islanders by a 6-2 final on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena.

The regulation loss is Nashville's fourth of the season, giving them a 5-4-2 record through 11 games to close out the month of October, not the effort they were hoping for to end the first segment of the season.

"I thought everyone could have been better tonight or more capable," Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "We're capable of playing better."

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Smith Scores 100th Goal, Preds Beat Blackhawks

Rinne, Smith Lead the Way as Nashville Takes Two Points in Chicago

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Craig Smith's 100th career goal proved to be the game-winner as the Nashville Predators defeated the Chicago Blackhawks by a 2-1 final on Friday night at the United Center.

The win is Nashville's fifth of the season and gives them three out of a possible four points in Chicago this season.

After a first period that saw Nashville outshot 21-7 and allow a shorthanded goal to Chicago, Calle Jarnkrok and Craig Smith gave the Preds a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes, a lead they never relinquished.

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