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Season Concludes as Preds Fall to Stars in Overtime

Dallas Defeats Nashville 4-2 in Round One Series as Postseason Run Ends for Predators

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators lose to Stars in OT

NSH Recap: Preds eliminated after OT loss in Game 6

Austin Watson opened the scoring and Pekka Rinne made 49 saves, but the Predators were eliminated following a 2-1 overtime loss to the Stars

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The Nashville Predators gave it all they had on Monday night in Dallas - it just wasn't meant to be.

John Klingberg scored at 17:02 of the first overtime to send the Stars to the second round with a 2-1 victory and a 4-2 series win.

The result sees Nashville's postseason run come to an end, a truth that came sooner than anyone had hoped.

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They Said It: Best Quotes from the Preds Ahead of Game 6

Josi, Sissons, Subban and Laviolette Speak on Nashville Facing Elimination Tonight in Dallas

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

It's do or die.

The Predators are facing elimination tonight in Dallas with Game 6 against the Stars just a few hours away. With the Stars owning a 3-2 series lead, Nashville has no choice but to win this evening if they want to extend their postseason run.

For now, it all comes down to this.

Here are the best quotes from the Preds ahead of Game 6 in Dallas:

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Game 6 Projected Lineup: Predators at Stars

Predators Face Elimination, Will Attempt to Force Game 7 for Second-Straight Year

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Predators face elimination as they take on the Stars in Game 6 in Dallas looking to force a Game 7 (tonight at 7:30 p.m. CT).

Nashville got forward Brian Boyle back in the lineup for Game 5, after he missed Games 2 through 4, but the Preds fell 5-3 to the Stars. Last postseason, the Predators lost Game 5 on home ice and were able to win in Winnipeg in Game 6 to force a winner-take-all Game 7. 

"It's hard to put the disappointment of [Game 5] behind you, but we need to find a way to do it," Preds defenseman Dan Hamhuis said. "We have to learn from it, and build a good mindset going into [tonight's] game. I think playoff experience certainly helps in order to do that."

The Preds held a full morning skate on Monday at American Airlines Center and were joined by Wayne Simmonds (lower-body). Below is a Predators projected lineup based on the session:

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Preds at Stars, Round 1, Game 6: What You Need to Know

Nashville Facing Elimination Tonight in Dallas, Must Win to Keep Season Alive

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators need a win tonight in Dallas to keep their postseason run alive.

Game 6 between the Preds and Stars comes this evening at American Airlines Center, and with Dallas up three games to two in their Round One series, Nashville will take the ice on the brink of elimination for the first time in these Stanley Cup Playoffs.

It's not a desirable situation, but the Predators have no choice but to embrace the challenge of what's to come. If they win, they'll bring things back to Nashville for a seventh and deciding game on Wednesday night at Bridgestone Arena.

[Read More: Preds Projected Lineup at Stars for Game 6]

[Read More: Best Quotes from the Preds Ahead of Game 6]

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Preds Not Done Yet as Game 6 Looms in Dallas

Nashville On Brink of Elimination, Believes Past Experiences, Positive Outlook Will Aid in Game 6

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The Predators still woke up and made their way to Bridgestone Arena on Sunday morning.

They still had meetings and discussed what happened a day earlier and what now needs to happen a day later.

They drove to the airport, loaded up the plane in Nashville and took off for Dallas, blue skies as far as the eye could see.

They might be down, but they're not out.

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Preds Facing Elimination After Game 5 Loss to Stars

Grimaldi, Johansen, Turris Score for Nashville in Defeat; Predators to Face Elimination Monday in Dallas

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators fall to Stars, 5-3

NSH Recap: Predators drop Game 5, season on the brink

Rocco Grimaldi, Ryan Johansen, and Kyle Turris each scored a goal, but the Predators suffered a 5-3 loss to the Stars in Game 5

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The Predators are down to their last chance.

Dallas defeated Nashville, 5-3, in Game 5 on Saturday afternoon at Bridgestone Arena to take a 3-2 lead in the Round One series.

The Preds got the first goal in Game 5, but Dallas scored five for the second-consecutive contest and have now won two-straight games after Nashville did the same in Games 2 and 3.

On Saturday, the Predators credited the Stars for playing well, but the errors the home team made on the day didn't fall in their favor, either.

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Game 5 Projected Lineup: Stars vs. Predators

Brian Boyle, Wayne Simmonds Skate on Friday, Playing Status Unclear

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The victor in Game 5 will take a huge step toward a Round One win in the Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars' series. Game 5 is today at 2 p.m. (CT) at Bridgestone Arena.

The Predators fell behind quickly in Game 4, allowing three power-play goals and four overall in the first period. The final 40 minutes played out relatively evenly with both teams getting a goal for a 5-1 Dallas victory. According to NHL PR, when a best-of-seven series is tied 2-2, the winner of Game 5 owns an all-time series record of 205-55 (78.8%). 

Nashville held a full practice on Friday and was joined by Brian Boyle (appendix procedure; week-to-week) and Wayne Simmonds (lower-body; week-to-week). Boyle participated in line rushes. Forward Rocco Grimaldi did not practice and was given a maintenance day. 

The Preds did not hold a morning skate on Saturday. Below is a Predators projected lineup based on Friday's practice:

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Preds Official Podcast: Round One Intensifies for Preds, Stars

Podcast Chats with Dan Hamhuis, Dives Deep into Stanley Cup Playoffs

by Thomas Willis & Brooks Bratten @PredsNHL /

The Predators and Stars Round One series races to the finish. Nashville defenseman Dan Hamhuis chats playoffs and mentoring Dante Fabbro and Rocco Grimaldi. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten dive deep into the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Highlights Include: 

  • Analysis of Games 2-4
  • Insight from Nick Bonino
  • Interview with Preds defenseman Dan Hamhuis
  • Behind-the-scenes stories with Rocco Grimaldi
  • A look around the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs
  • Answering your Twitter questions

Visit to subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify and others.

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Stars vs. Preds, Round 1, Game 5: What You Need to Know

Nashville Hosts Dallas This Afternoon in Pivotal Game 5

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Round One of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues this afternoon at 2 p.m. CT when the Nashville Predators host the Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena for Game 5, and it's now a best-of-three.

Nashville had won two-straight contests heading into Game 4 back in Dallas, but the Stars topped the Predators 5-1 on Wednesday night to even the series at two games apiece.

Whoever wins this afternoon will go back to Dallas for Game 6 on Monday night with a chance to advance to the second round. Needless to say, today's contest holds massive implications.

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Preds Set for Pivotal Game 5 as Series Turns to Best-of-Three

Nashville Looks to Bounce Back from Game 4 Loss and Take Series Lead

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

It's now a best-of-three.

After the Dallas Stars defeated the Nashville Predators in Game 4, Preds centerman Nick Bonino may have said it best - sure, they would have preferred to win two games in Dallas, but they got one, and that's what they needed.

Of course, having to think about a 5-1 loss for the last two days and waiting until Saturday afternoon for a chance at redemption isn't necessary an ideal situation - or is it?

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