Nashville was dominated by the physical Bruins from start to finish, but somehow managed to stay in it until eventually losing in a shootout.
It was Nashville's third loss in a row, and its fourth loss in six tries since the all-star break.
Video highlights and post-game reaction after the jump:
Your random observations:
- The scratches for today were a little strange. We knew McGrattan wouldn't be making the trip with the team, and it was probably a good idea to give undersized Ryan Ellis the afternoon off against the rough and tough Bruins. But isn't Matt Halischuk exactly the type of hard-working, gritty guy you want to see against a team like Boston?
- The Bruins pretty much dominated that first period. Boston outshot Nashville 16-6, and Pekka Rinne was really the reason it wasn't worse than 1-0.
- The good? Nashville was able to tie it up on the powerplay 7:32 into the second period. The bad? It was on the Preds' first shot on goal of the period.
- ....and they only ended up with six more shots in the period. At the end of two, Rinne was, again, the only thing keeping them in the game.
- Once again, the Bruins came out jumping, and this time they capitalized. Klein looked completely lost and Daniel Paille put Boston up 2-1.
- Our friends at Winging It In Motown said on twitter at the time: "Bruins taking it to the Preds so far in the third period, but if they don't extend their lead, they could find trouble." I guess the other Central Division teams just know Nashville too well, because the Predators tied it up just minutes later.
- What a move by Sergei Kostitsyn to maneuver his way in and send a nice feed in front for Hornqvist who jammed home the tying goal. Again, it was Nashville's first shot on goal of the period.
- And if the game couldn't get any more unbelievable, Mike Fisher put the Predators on top in a game they didn't deserve to be in, yet again.
- ....but the Bruins would tie it up about a minute and a half later on the powerplay after a questionable tripping call on Kostitsyn. At that point, though, Nashville should have been happy to just get a point after being outshot 38-19 in the first 60 minutes.
- That sequence at the end of regulation was pretty hectic as well. The Bruins almost got the go-ahead goal as time expired, but it looked like Weber actually got his glove on the puck and saved the game.
- Pekka Rinne's magic ran out in the shootout however, and the Bruins, deservedly, got the win.
- It doesn't get any easier for the Predators either, as they'll host Chicago on Tuesday and go to Detroit on Thursday.