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Arvidsson Tallies Twice as Preds Finish Trip with Big Win in San Jose

Nashville Forward Hits 30-Goal Mark, Predators Collect Four Points to Conclude California Swing =

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: NSH 4, SJS 2

Forsberg, Arvidsson lead Predators to 4-2 win

Filip Forsberg tallied the go-ahead goal in the 3rd and Viktor Arvidsson scored twice as the Predators posted a 4-2 win against the Sharks

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You could make the argument it's the Nashville Predators' biggest victory of the season to date.

Those who made it happen sure seemed to think so.

A commitment to team defense was evident on Saturday night at SAP Center as the Preds held the Sharks to two goals in a 4-2 win to conclude their trip to California. The victory is Nashville's second in a row and hands San Jose back-to-back losses in regulation at home for the first time this season.

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Nashville Closes Out California Trip in San Jose

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators will finish their California excursion with the toughest test of the trip tonight in San Jose against the Sharks at 9:30 p.m. CT. It's the third and final meeting of the season between the two clubs, and the Preds are in search of their first win over the Sharks on the campaign.

After beginning the trip with a disappointing loss in Anaheim on Tuesday, the Preds rebounded for a 3-1 victory in Los Angeles on Thursday. Not only was the group pleased with the win on the scoreboard, they were also left satisfied with how they got there - by sticking to the process and playing the "right way" for an overwhelming majority of the night.

As the Predators roll into San Jose, the focus will be on building off of Thursday's effort against a Sharks team that sits one point below the top of the Western Conference standings.

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Preds Bounce Back, Play the "Right Way" in Win Over Kings

Nashville Pleased with Effort to Complete Sweep of Season Series Against Los Angeles

by Brooks Bratten & Thomas Willis @PredsNHL /

Recap: NSH 3, LAK 1

Three different Preds score in 3-1 win over Kings

Viktor Arvidsson opened the scoring in the 1st, while Craig Smith and Colton Sissons tacked on tallies in the 2nd en route to a 3-1 victory

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The urgency was there. The execution was there. And perhaps most importantly, the quality start was finally there.

After falling behind multiple goals in each of their last two losses, Viktor Arvidsson snapped home a shot during a 2-on-1 in the first period, and the Nashville Predators never trailed on their way to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center.

On the surface the win is No. 40 on the season for Nashville and gives them a three-game season sweep of the Kings, but most importantly, the club is hoping that it serves as a foundation for improved play down the stretch of the regular season.

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Forsberg's Two Late Tallies Not Enough as Preds Fall to Ducks

Nashville Scores Twice on Power Play, Unable to Complete Comeback in Anaheim

by Brooks Bratten & Thomas Willis @PredsNHL /

Predators fall to Ducks, 3-2

NSH Recap: Forsberg scores two PPGs in loss to Ducks

Filip Forsberg scored power-play goals 58 seconds apart in the 3rd, but the Predators couldn't find the equalizer in a 3-2 loss to the Ducks

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A pair of power-play goals made it interesting, but it was too little, too late for the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.

Filip Forsberg netted two in the final six minutes of regulation and the Predators outshot the Ducks, 34-18, but the night belonged to Anaheim. The home team boasted a 3-0 lead as the final frame began and Forsberg's duo of man-advantage goals - the first time Nashville has recorded two power-play markers in a game since December - was a close as the Predators could get.

A 3-2 loss to the Ducks is difficult to take morale victories from, especially for a Predators team that has 11 games left in the regular season.

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Granlund Scores First with Preds in Loss to Hurricanes

Nashville Unable to Tie Game as Hurricanes Sweep Season Series

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators lose to Hurricanes, 5-3

NSH Recap: Comeback falls short in 5-3 loss

The Predators twice trimmed the deficit to a goal in the 3rd period, but they went on to suffer a 5-3 loss to the Hurricanes

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Mikael Granlund scored his first goal as member of the Predators, but it wasn't enough as Nashville fell to the Carolina Hurricanes by a 5-3 final on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. The loss snaps Nashville's two-game win streak and sees the Canes sweep the two-game season series.

The Predators and Hurricanes went back and forth on the evening, especially in the third period, but Carolina was always one step ahead of the home team, and the Preds eventually ran out of time.

"We were better in the second and third, but we were chasing the game," Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "With the penalties right off the bat, I felt like we didn't get any rhythm on the bench. When we did, we were slow, we were not up to the speed they were at. I thought they controlled the first period. I thought the second and third period we were pushing back, but at that point you're chasing the game. We have to be cleaner at the beginning of the game to avoid those penalties and try to get into a rhythm at 5-on-5."

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Johansen Tallies Winner Again as Preds Top Wild in Another Shootout

Nashville Completes Home-and-Home Sweep of Minnesota to Climb Back Atop Central Division

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: MIN 4, NSH 5 - F/SO

Johansen, Predators top Wild in 5-4 shootout win

Viktor Arvidsson had a goal and assist and Ryan Johansen scored the lone shootout tally, leading the Predators to a 5-4 win against the Wild

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Ryan Johansen fooled them twice.

Minnesota tied it late, but Nashville prevailed in the shootout again as the Predators defeated the Wild by a 5-4 final on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. The result gives the Preds a sweep of their home-and-home set with Minnesota, the second time Nashville has topped Minnesota in a shootout in as many tries.

After a 3-2 result on Sunday, the Preds returned to Nashville to host the Wild once more in a game which saw former Predators winger Kevin Fiala tally twice, including the tying goal with just over two minutes to play.

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Preds Prevail in Shootout to Start Home-and-Home with Wild

Forsberg, Johansen, Saros Combine to Lead Nashville Over Minnesota

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: NSH 3, MIN 2 - F/SO

Johansen scores SO winner to lift Predators past Wild

Ryan Johansen scored the decisive shootout goal to lift the Predators to a 3-2 win against the Wild

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Filip Forsberg tied it late, and Ryan Johansen took his time to win it.

Juuse Saros stopped three of the four shots he saw in the shootout, before Johansen ended it and the Nashville Predators defeated the Minnesota Wild, 3-2, on Sunday night at Xcel Energy Center. The result snaps a two-game skid for the Preds and gives the visitors the victory in the first half of the home-and-home set.

Minnesota, a team on the second half of a back-to-back, had a 2-1 lead over the Preds entering the third period, but Nashville outshot the home club by a 14-3 margin in the final 20 minutes, and Forsberg eventually got one to go to help the visitors prevail.

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Jets Come Back to Top Preds

Granlund Records Assist in Debut as Nashville Falls in Winnipeg

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators lose to Jets, 5-3

NSH Recap: Arvidsson, Subban score in loss to Jets

The Predators built a 2-0 lead on goals by Viktor Arvidsson and P.K. Subban, but they would go on to suffer a 5-3 loss to the Jets

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Mikael Granlund recorded an assist in his Nashville debut and P.K. Subban scored on the power play, but the Winnipeg Jets completed the comeback to defeat the Predators by a 5-3 final on Friday night at Bell MTS Place. It's Nashville's second-straight loss overall and their second defeat to the Jets on the season.

The Predators had a 2-0 lead in the second period, but the Jets tied the game before the third, and then took the lead in a battle between the top two teams in the Central Division.

"They were better in the small areas," Preds defenseman P.K. Subban said. "We had our chances…but it just didn't feel that we really got enough going. We generated some opportunities, but we have to keep the game simple. Nothing's free and you have to earn everything. It's a tough game, and we're going to have to learn from this and get a whole lot better."

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Saros Stops 43 Shots as Preds Fall to Blues in St. Louis

Simmonds Makes Nashville Debut as Season Series with Blues Concludes

by Thomas Willis & Brooks Bratten @PredsNHL /

Predators shut out by Blues, 2-0

NSH Recap: Predators fall on the road to Blues, 2-0

Juuse Saros turned aside 42 shots on goal, but the Predators were unable to solve Jordan Binnington in a 2-0 loss on the road to the Blues

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Juuse Saros made 43 saves, but the Blues got the game's only two goals as the Nashville Predators fell in St. Louis by a 2-0 final on Tuesday night at Enterprise Center. The result sees the Preds lose four of five in their season series against the Blues as they finished off the second half of a back-to-back set.

Nashville was outshot by a 44-19 margin on the evening, and Saros kept them in it all night long, but the Predators were unable to convert on Jordan Binnington with the Blues goaltender earning the shutout.

Although it was their second game in as many nights, the Predators weren't about to make excuses for their performance on Tuesday night.

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Preds Top Oilers in Shootout on Trade Deadline Day

Forsberg, Boyle Score in Shootout to Vault Nashville Back to First in Central

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: EDM 2, NSH 3 - F/SO

Preds take over first in Central with SO win

The Predators took first place in the Central after Brian Boyle scored the shootout winner in a 3-2 win at home against the Oilers

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On a day that saw the Predators roster altered in a matter of hours, the group came together and finished off the homestand right.

Filip Forsberg and Brian Boyle scored in the shootout, and Nashville defeated the Edmonton Oilers by a 3-2 final on Monday night at Bridgestone Arena. The victory gets the Preds back in the win column and sees them finish out their season series with the Oilers with a 2-1 advantage.

Approximately five hours before puck drop, the Preds learned that now former teammates Kevin Fiala and Ryan Hartman were on the move as part of deals at the NHL Trade Deadline. With only 11 healthy forwards available at puck drop, defenseman Matt Irwin took some shifts on the wing, and everyone chipped in to bounce back from a 5-0 loss on Saturday.

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