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Power Play: Preds Build Momentum for Final Stretch

Nashville, and Pekka Rinne at that, earned an impressive 2-0 win against a Boston team that had won five of its previous seven games and sits second in the Atlantic division. It may be one win, but that kind of one can boost a team for games to come

Power Play: Some positives for Preds after OT loss

Even with the overtime loss, Nashville had a handful of positives to take away. If you told me that the Predators finished three games against some of the best teams in the league with four of six points, I would easily take that and run far far away

Turnovers and Inability to Finish Bury Predators

While it seems like a nightly trend, Nashville had a fairly decent night against Washington on Tuesday night. Yet, when you can't bury chances early and start turning over the puck, the best team in the league is going to burn you.

Power Play: Nashville Showing Its True Colors

It's a hard pill to swallow, but at some point the realization hits of what a team is. After 52 games, it's difficult to believe that the Predators are anything outside the ordinary this season.

Power Play: Things, Good and Bad, To Dwell on

Yes, Nashville scored three goals. Yes, Nashville won a game and broke a three-game losing streak. However, the Predators have much to work on if they want to string that success together.

Power Play: Time to Panic?

Lately, Nashville can't score goals consistently and they can't win a game unless they score more than two goals. This has been going on for nearly two months now. Is it time to panic?

Power Play: Awful Start Dooms Preds Against Avs

Would it kill Nashville to start games with as much fire as they did against the Blackhawks? Apparently it would, seeing as they haven't strung together consecutive wins in nearly a month.

Power Play: Hutton Doing Well & Wilson's Bad Luck

Nashville has been absolutely smothering the opposition in terms of possession this season, second-best across the NHL. What's been surprising, though, is seeing them come away with losses after dominating opponents. That didn't happen against Boston

Power Play: Play With Fire, Get Burnt

Detroit never let up in the third, even when Nashville went up by two goals with 13 minutes left. They never let up. That's the difference. When you keep your foot on the gas, good things happen. Nashville learned that hard lesson Saturday night.

Power Play: Poor officiating or simple mistakes?

I've seen some officiating in my day, but the finish to Thursday night's Predators/Panthers game was bar-none one of the biggest head-scratchers I've had in my time. Two simple mistakes or was it just a complete brain-fart in the final three minutes?

Power Play: Saros impressive, but falls in debut

Two goals allowed on a major power play were the difference in this game. Saros honestly was very impressive in the loss, however Nashville has plenty to work on -- especially its special teams.

Power Play: Better Game, Still No Goals

Three straight games, zero goals to show for it. I almost think Ribeiro's second straight game with a game misconduct was the highlight of the game for Nashville. It kind of sums up the Predators frustrations in one ten-minute penalty.

Power Play: Nashville Survives Anaheim Assault

Nashville takes the season series against Anaheim with a less-than-impressive 3-2 win against the Ducks. Hopefully, this won't be a preview of any first-round matchup in the postseason.

Power Play: Preds Blitz Ducks in 5-1 Victory

Notching five goals from five separate players in a 5-1 win, Nashville's offensive output was the most generated in a game this season without having to rely on a shootout.

Power Play: Preds Escape with 2 points Over Bolts

Nashville probably shouldn't have won this game against Tampa Bay, but they did. In doing so, the Predators gained two points, but also proved that they can find ways to win -- the mark of a successful team.

Power Play: Better Effort Produces Shutout Win

Peter Laviolette wanted a better team effort from his squad on Saturday night against the Oilers. Funny, that's exactly what he got. Nashville has outscored its opponents 3-1 in two games, winning both.

Power Play: Issues to Address After 2-1 Preds Win

It's only one game. Nashville grabbed two points on the night, but in the same respect there are a few things the team can work on collectively to improve prior to game two Saturday night against the Edmonton Oilers

Power Play: Preds face adversity in loss to CBJ

While Nashville couldn't really find an answer on Tuesday night, they did get to get a look at some key issues prior to next Thursday night's opener. Things like: how are Cody Hodgson and Barret Jackman going to fit in? And what about Austin Watson?

Power Play: Preds Sweep Home-and-Home with Bolts

Nashville earned a home-and-home sweep against the Tampa Bay Lightning to up their preseason record to 3-0-1. With only two weeks until the start of the regular season, Nashville has some decisions to make in terms of their opening night roster

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