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
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
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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?
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