Nashville took their initial 2-0 start to the season and dropped the next 4 straight, bringing them to a 2-3-1 record coming into yesterday’s matinee against the Calgary Flames. Let’s take a look at what happened last week after the jump:
Monday, October 18th: The Predators dropped their 3rd in a row in what can only be described as one of the worst games that Nashville has played in a few years. Although the Predators led the game 1-0 going into the 3rd period, they ended up allowing 3 unanswered goals and producing a total of 12 shots on goal in the entire game. (Read the story here!)
Thursday, October 21st: Nashville dropped their 4th straight game with a lackluster first period that essentially doomed the Predators. Vancouver scored 4 in the first on their way to a 5-1 route against the Nashville Predators, dropping them to 2-3-1 on the season. (Read the story here!)
Saturday, October 22nd: With a 2-0 shutout of the Calgary Flames, the Nashville Predators earned their first win against Calgary in a year and Pekka Rinne earned HIS first win against them as well, not to mention tying the franchise record for shut-outs by Tomas Vokoun. (Read the story here!)
WHAT’S GOING ON THIS WEEK???
Back to the Bridgestone! Nashville comes home for 3 games this week, taking on the Sharks on Tuesday, the Lightning on Thursday, and the Ducks on Saturday.
Tuesday, October 25th: Nashville welcomes a familiar foe back to the Bridgestone Arena in the San Jose Sharks. A mild rivalry between the two teams dating all the way back to the 2005-2006 playoffs, San Jose ended their week on a positive note beating the defending Stanley Cup champs last night 4-2 and bringing their overall record to 3-3-0. We’ll have our Predatorial Preview up Tuesday morning to give you time to read!
Thursday, October 27th: Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis, Vinny LeCavalier, and the rest of the Tampa Bay Lightning march in to face off against Nashville in a battle between a great offense and a great defense. The high-flying Tampa Bay offense hasn’t started out like they really wanted to, dropping 5 in a row after winning their season opener (including back-to-back games against Florida) before getting back-to-back wins against NYI (4-1) and Buffalo (3-0). We’ll have our Predatorial Preview up Thursday morning to give you time to read!
Saturday, October 29th: 4 words: Get yo’ popcorn ready
This is going to be one DOOZY of a game. If you don’t have your tickets, you better get them now. Anaheim has probably been itching to get their rematch against the Predators after their first round loss to Nashville last season in the playoffs. The Anaheim Ducks (4-2-0) started the season off 4-1-0 until losing to Dallas this past Friday night 3-1.
Anaheim isn’t going to easily forget what happened to them in April at the hands at Nashville and you are definitely going to want to see this game. We’ll have our Predatorial Preview up Saturday morning to give you time to read!