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Nashville Predators 2, Columbus Blue Jackets 5: Nashville’s Win Streak Comes To An Ugly End

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This team makes no sense.

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

We’re in the home stretch of the regular season and the Nashville Predators are debuting newly signed defenseman Dante Fabbro against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Preds have already secured their playoff spot, but the Blue Jackets are still pushing. It came as no surprise that they came out in a blaze like they were shot out of that cannon all the way from Ohio. Cam Atkinson put Columbus on the board in less than a minute into the start of the game.

Looks like it’s going to be that kind of night. Let’s just roll to the highlights shall we...

Highlights and Random Observations

  • Just when I thought all was doomed Viktor Arvidsson ties the Nashville single season scoring record on a short handed goal. Thanks, Arvi!
  • Additionally it only took Arvidsson 55 games to get to the record. We’re. Not. Worthy.
  • Annnnnnnd Columbus takes the lead on a delayed penalty with a goal from David Savard. Nothing good last forever. This is why hockey fans are all cynics.
  • I know it’s a stretch but I’d still like the Preds to take a shot at signing Artemi Panarin in the off season. Mostly because I don’t want anyone else to have him.
  • The power play doesn’t look...awful?
  • Another Columbus goal from Oliver Bjorkstrand...from Panarin. This is why I don’t want anyone to have him.
  • Is Juuse Saros healthy? I need someone to check on him.
  • Second period is a go. Hopefully it’s better than the first.
  • I have secondhand embarrassment every time a player trips and falls over his own teammate.
  • It’s never a good time in any hockey situation to play Cotton Eyed Joe. Don’t @ me.
  • Filip Forsberg goal alert! Fil makes hockey look so easy.
  • Well that was short-lived. Columbus on the board again; this time Boone Jenner gets the tally.
  • Maybe the Preds should try not skating into one another the rest of this game...and forever.
  • Another goal from Atkinson. This one is ugly, folks.
  • To make it even worse, the St. Louis Blues won in OT tonight.
  • Arvi taking a trip to the penalty box. Yeah...one of those nights for sure.
  • Bridgestone seems to be taking the let’s just turn the music up and let this one ride approach to the rest of the game.
  • On the bright side the Montreal Canadiens beat the Winnipeg Jets in regulation tonight. Thanks, Shea. I knew he still loved us.
  • We still have an entire period of hockey to go folks, hang tight.
  • This has been rough. This game feels like it’s never going to end.
  • And a penalty shot...to add insult to injury.
  • Saros makes the save. The last thing we needed tonight is a Cam Atkinson hat trick.
  • End it.
  • Just end it.

OTF’s Super Duper Stars of the Game

  • Collectively as a unit...they were all bad.

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