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Coyotes 5, Predators 3: Nashville falls into 2-0 series hole

Pretty much.
Pretty much.

Is there really much to say after that? The Coyotes pretty much controlled the flow of play the whole game, and any time the Preds scored a goal and found some sliver of life, Phoenix snatched it right back.

The Preds now find themselves in a 2-0 deficit in the series, but will have two days to figure things out before taking the ice in Nashville on Wednesday night.

Highlights, thoughts and our first ever twitter recap after the jump:

Video Highlights: (may have to wait 30-45 minutes to appear)

Your random observations:

  • That definitely wasn't the start the Preds wanted was it? It was Phoenix, not Nashville, that came out as the more motivated team, all culminating with that beautiful setup for the Coyotes' first goal.
  • But how about that play by Klein? He somehow spun around on his back to play the puck to Andrei who was able to put it home.
  • Any hope of the momentum of that goal carrying over into the second, though, was pretty much crushed. What a dumpster fire of a period. Outside of about a two-minute stretch on the power play (but what a power play it was), the Preds looked completely lifeless, and Phoenix dominated play. The Coyotes were just playing with more energy.
  • Wasn't Gill-Josi a really solid pairing for the majority of the time Gill has been in Nashville? What happened there? It seemed like Klein and Josi were getting burned every single time out there.
  • And it was pretty much the same story in the third. It seems like every time the Preds scored, the Coyotes found a way to answer right back.
  • Will the real Pekka Rinne please stand up?
  • Via Puck Daddy, here's video of NBC Sports' Keith Jones ripping into Alex Radulov at the second intermission:
  • And to cheer you up a little bit, here is your first ever #OTFRecap, courtesy of all the good people on twitter:

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