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.
Who was your Predator of the Game?
Pekka Rinne (38 saves on 41 shots) (107 votes)
Patric Hornqvist (goal, assist, bloody mouth) (69 votes)
Shea Weber (goal, 29:55 TOI) (16 votes)
192 total votes