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Nashville Predators 2, Carolina Hurricanes 4 : Jeff Skinner Owns Nashville

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The sky is blue. Grass is green. Jeff Skinner scores (twice) against the Predators.

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The Nashville Predators lost to the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 Saturday night. The contest started with the Hurricanes scoring on their very first shot, which is an all too familiar sight for Predator fans.

Carolina would add to their lead a little later, and it seems Saros isn’t quite at the same level as we saw at the beginning of the season. Nashville would generate a few chances through the period but would end the first down by two goals.

The Predators would get one back after an impossible angle shot by Viktor Arvidsson. Carolina would strike back with notorious Pred-killer Jeff Skinner notching his second goal of the night. With 20 minutes left, Nashville found themselves down 3-1.

Nashville would try to get back in it with a few chances, but nothing would come of it early on in the third. Saros actually kept them in it with a few great saves. Filip Forsberg would score with an extra attacker to give Nashville hope. The Predators would also get a power play to finish out regulation.

But it was too little, too late for Nashville as Carolina would get an empty net goal to end it.

Random Observations

  • Ahh first shot, first goal. A tradition like no other.
  • Remember when Saros was invincible? Good times.
  • Nashville needs a new strategy at the start of periods.
  • All the bounces going Arvidsson’s way this year. You make your own luck.
  • “Who’s your daddy?” Jeff Skinner to the Predators, probably.
  • Stu Grimson still carrying the “fights lead to momentum” flag.
  • Ekholm almost found himself on the wrong end of a highlight reel.
  • If Carolina had consistent goaltending, they’d be a scary team.
  • Forsberg keeping the hope alive.

OTF’s Super Duper Stars of the Game

  1. Viktor Arvidsson- He’s probably going to get to 30 goals. Wow.
  2. Filip Forsberg- 29 goals:)
  3. Craig Smith- He’s the glue to this team, obviously.

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