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Arvidsson's Hat Trick Leads Preds Past Capitals

Nashville Winger Posts Second-Career Trick as Predators Score Season-High Seven Goals

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: WSH 2, NSH 7

Arvidsson notches second career hat trick in 7-2 win

Viktor Arvidsson scored early in the 1st and added two more in the 2nd to complete his second career hat trick en route to a 7-2 Predators win

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For the fifth time this season, Predators fans lost their caps.

Viktor Arvidsson recorded his second-career hat trick and the Nashville Predators scored a season-high seven goals to crush the Washington Capitals by a 7-2 final on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. The result gives the Preds a clean sweep of their season series against the Caps, outscoring them 13-5 in the process.

In addition to the blowout win over the defending champs, Arvidsson's effort set a Preds franchise record with five hat tricks in a single season, joining Filip Forsberg, Colton Sissons, Calle Jarnkrok and Austin Watson on the ledger.

And on Tuesday, it was another classic showing from Arvidsson.

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Preds Conclude Road Trip with Loss to Hurricanes

Forsberg Scores Twice in Finale of Six-Game Trip

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators lose to Hurricanes, 6-3

NSH Recap: Forsberg tallies twice in 6-3 loss

Colton Sissons scored his 10th goal of the season and Filip Forsberg added two more goals in the Predators' 6-3 loss to the Hurricanes

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Filip Forsberg scored twice, but it wasn't enough as the Nashville Predators fell to the Carolina Hurricanes, 6-3, on Sunday afternoon at PNC Arena. The result concludes a season-long, six-game road trip and sees Nashville's seven-game point streak come to an end.

Sebastian Aho recorded a hat trick for the Hurricanes, including goals on the power play and shorthanded, as the Hurricanes were the aggressors on the ice from the opening puck drop.

"We were outplayed," Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "The [Ryan] Johansen line was really good, but we were outplayed. They were quicker, they wanted it more and they executed better… We knew what we were getting into, and we didn't respond very well."

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Preds Battle Back to Take Point in Columbus, Finish Grueling Road Stretch

Nashville Stages Comeback in Third Period, Earns Points in All Five Road Games Through Seven Days

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Preds' late rally falls short

NSH Recap: Predators rally late, but fall in overtime

Viktor Arvidsson and Mattias Ekholm tied the game late in the 3rd, but the Predators fell to the Blue Jackets in overtime, 4-3

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It'll be difficult for the Nashville Predators to fly back home without a collective smile on their faces.

The Preds battled back to collect a point before they ultimately fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-3 in overtime, to conclude the second half of a back-to-back set. The contest concludes a stretch of five games in seven nights for the Preds - all on the road - and the group collected at least a point in every single one.

A wild third period saw the Predators tie the game late after the Blue Jackets went up 3-1 with just over six minutes to play in regulation. And although there was plenty of disappointment to go around after the OT loss, there was solace with the past week's achievements.

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Filip Forsberg Announces He's Back with Winner vs. Hawks

Forsberg Scores Twice in Second Game Since Returning from 17-Game Absence

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: NSH 4, CHI 3 - F/OT

Forsberg leads Predators with two goals, OT winner

Flilip Forsberg scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to help the Predators defeat the Blackhawks, 4-3

  • 04:58 •

You could say Filip Forsberg is back.

The winger shined on Wednesday night in Chicago, scoring twice, including a dazzling individual effort in overtime to win the contest for the Nashville Predators. The 4-3 victory in extra time gives the Preds points in six straight and seven out of a possible eight on their current road trip.

The contest was only Forsberg's second since returning from an injury that forced him to miss 17 games. No. 9 was nearly a point-per-game player to open the season in his first 27 games and with a goal in the second period and overtime on Wednesday, he quickly jumped back to his original pace.

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Preds' Top Defense Delivers Shut Out of Leafs' Fearsome Offense

Nashville Holds Toronto to Season-Low 18 Shots; Filip Forsberg Returns After 17-Game Absence

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: NSH 4, TOR 0

Ekholm, Rinne pace Preds in 4-0 win against Leafs

Mattias Ekholm had a goal and an assist, while Pekka Rinne notched an 18-save shutout to lift the Predators to a 4-0 win over the Maple Leafs

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Some regular-season games mean more than others.

On Monday night at Scotiabank Arena, two juggernauts squared off with the Nashville Predators landing all the punches and shutting out the Maple Leafs, 4-0. Two preseason picks by many to reach the Stanley Cup Final, Nashville's top-ranked defense blanked Toronto's top-three offense, featuring a season low in shots allowed at 18.

The result gives the Preds five out of a possible six points thus far as they hit the halfway point of their six-game road trip, and on this occasion, Pekka Rinne was perfect, as were his teammates.

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Smith Keys Preds' Response, Bounce-Back Victory Over Habs

Craig Smith Scores Twice to Extend Point Streak, P.K. Subban Collects 300th Career Assist

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: NSH 4, MTL 1

Smith scores twice for Predators in 4-1 win

Craig Smith scored two goals, Juuse Saros made 27 saves and the Predators posted a 4-1 win against the Canadiens

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All Peter Laviolette wanted was a response. On Saturday night in Montreal, he got one.

Roughly 24 hours after the Predators produced what their head coach called an "awful" effort in a 4-3 overtime loss to Detroit, Nashville went into the Bell Centre on the second half of a back-to-back and defeated the Canadiens by a 4-1 final.

The victory gives the Preds points in four consecutive games - and three out of possible four in the last two nights. But it's Saturday's victory that makes the past 48 hours look a lot better. Right from the opening moments of the contest, the visitors were much better than they were a day before, and against an opponent with a better record as well.

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Preds Disappointed with Effort in Overtime Loss to Detroit

Nashville Earns Point in Standings, Laviolette Calls Effort "Awful"

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators lose to Red Wings in OT

NSH Recap: Subban scores, but Preds fall in overtime

P.K. Subban, Craig Smith and Ryan Johansen all scored for the Predators, but they fell to the Red Wings in overtime, 4-3

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Forcing overtime was the positive for the Predators on Friday night at Little Caesars Arena, but the group wasn't pleased with much else.

Preds center Ryan Johansen whacked home the tying goal at 18:44 of the third, but Dylan Larkin cut to the slot and won the game for the Red Wings at 4:34 of overtime. The contest ends Nashville's two-game win streak with a less than desirable result as the team begins a season-long, six-game road trip.

"Awful," Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette said of his team's performance. "We lost every 50-50 puck battle. Our goaltender was incredible tonight, the way he played the game. We had three or four guys that showed up to compete on some pucks, and we had 15 that didn't. You're never going to win that way. It's impossible. It's very, very, very disappointing how soft we were."

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Preds Snap Losing Streak, Close Out 2018 with Win for the Moms

Six Different Preds Score to Make First-Ever Mothers Trip A Success

by Brooks Bratten & Thomas Willis @PredsNHL /

Recap: NSH 6, WSH 3

Preds score five straight goals to down Caps, 6-3

Ryan Johansen scored a goal and added two assists as the Predators scored five straight to down the Capitals in Washington, 6-3

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They may not show up on the scoresheet, but the Predators' guests of honor deserve a lot of recognition for Nashville's 6-3 victory in Washington.

Two dozen of the Preds' moms accompanied the team to the Nation's Capital and saw their sons score five unanswered goals to erase a 3-1 deficit, bust their six-game losing streak and record a significant win to end 2018. The victory also snapped Nashville's 10-game road winless streak.

"Growing up, you fall and you get a boo-boo, who do you run to? Mom," Preds forward Rocco Grimaldi said. "We're on a six-game losing streak, we're kind of hurting and banged up, who do we need to come running to? Mom. It was a great win by our team, especially going down 3-1. We could've hung our heads and thought it's one of those game again, we can't get out of this slump, but the boys stuck together, every line chipped in and we have a huge win against the defending Stanley Cup Champs."

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Bonino's Two Goals Not Enough as Preds Fall to Rangers

Nashville Loses Third-Period Lead, Drops Sixth Straight

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Preds fall to the Rangers, 4-3

NSH Recap: Predators suffer sixth straight loss

Nick Bonino scored two power-play goals, but the Predators lost to the Rangers, 4-3, to stretch their losing streak to six games

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Nick Bonino scored twice, but it wasn't enough as the Nashville Predators fell to the New York Rangers, 4-3, on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. The result is Nashville's sixth consecutive loss, seeing them fall to 0-5-1 during that span.

The Preds entered the third period with a 3-2 lead, thanks in part to Bonino's two tallies, as well as the first three-point night of Kevin Fiala's career, but the Rangers scored twice in the final frame to earn the victory.

After the fact, there was frustration and disappointment in the Nashville locker room, but also the belief that the group is close to breaking out of the slump, something they desperately want to accomplish.

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Subban, Arvidsson Return as Stars Shut Out Preds

Nashville Registers Season-High 49 Shots On Goal in Fifth Consecutive Loss

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The Predators registered 49 shots on goal, but they were unable to beat Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin as Nashville fell to Dallas by a 2-0 final on Thursday night. It's Nashville's fifth consecutive defeat, and the result sees them move to 1-1-0 against the Stars on the season.

A record hockey crowd of 17,697 at Bridgestone Arena saw the return of P.K. Subban and Viktor Arvidsson to the Predators' lineup, and Nashville had their chances throughout the night, but the group left frustrated as they simply couldn't get the shots to fall.

"We did some things well, but I think the two goals were tough ones and we would like to have them back," Subban said. "We have to be more solid coming back into our zone, keep getting pucks to the outside. We had a lot of chances, but we just couldn't bury them."

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