Your #1 Source for Nashville Predators News, Updates, and Opinions – A Nashville Predators Blog

Nashville Slides By Edmonton, Breaks Losing Streak With 2-1 Win


-----

Photo Credit: The Canadian Press, John Ulan

A monkey off the back in more ways than one this evening as the Nashville Predators beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 for the first time this season. On goals from Weber and Spaling, the Predators won for the first time after losing 4 straight.

Nashville is back in action tomorrow night against Calgary in the end of a back-to-back.

Special Teams:

Powerplay – 1 for 4, 25%
Penalty Kill – 3 for 3, 100%

Best Play of the Game: Jordin Tootoo backhands a Craig Smith pass and finds Nick Spaling dead center in front of Nikolai Khabibulin who roofs it over his shoulder, giving Nashville a 2-1 lead 12:21 into the third period.

Worst Play of the Game: Mike Fisher gets absolutely fooled by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins who delivers the puck to Jordan Eberle. Eberle roofs it over Lindback and makes it 1-0 Edmonton 7:07 in the first

My Three Stars:

#1:  - Nick Spaling – 1g, 0a, +1 on the night. Game winning goal midway through the third on only 3 shots during the night.

#2:  - Jordin Tootoo – 0g, 1a, +1 on the night. Although he did grab a 2 minute embellishment, Tootoo had an amazing night with 4 shots on net, drawing two penalties, and was buzzing everywhere

#3:  - Nikolai Khabibulin – 29 saves on 31 shots. Khabibulin kept the Oil in this game tonight, otherwise Nashville would have had a much larger win than 2-1.

———————————

Could the third time be the time for Nashville against Edmonton?

The first period started out a little rough for the Predators. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins waltzed right around Mike Fisher to find Jordan Eberle who roofed it past Anders Lindback on the first Oilers shot of the night making it 1-0 Edmonton at 7:07. This may have awoken Nashville a bit, as they finished the first period outshooting Edmonton 6-4.

The second period? Much different story. With 4 penalties handed out at the 6:35 mark, Nashville ended up with a 5 minutes major powerplay after an egregious call on Ryan Jones for elbowing. However, after subsequent penalties during their powerplay, Nashville ended up with just 1 minute of powerplay time, yet all they needed was one second. In the final moment of their powerplay, Shea Weber fired a wrister past Khabibulin to make it 1-1 at 11:34 of the second.

To say the Predators second period was their best in a while is an understatement, as they outshot Edmonton 16-7 during the frame. Nashville was swarming everywhere they could but Khabibulin and the Oilers were up for the test.

Nick Spaling would break the tie midway through the third, however, scoring on a nice backhand feed from Jordin Tootoo to make it 2-1 Nashville with only 7 minutes to go. The Predators would hold on, breaking the losing streak as they go into Calgary tomorrow night for the final of a back-to-back

Stay tuned to The Predatorial tomorrow morning for the gameday preview of the Flames game!

———————————

Stay frosty, friends.

2014 mulberry tasker udsalg sticking to http://www.zfxsteel.com/ his Mulberry Alexa tasker dialect. foakleys The http://www.manifestoxfare.it/ sun cheap oakley sunglasses was cheap oakley sunglasses uk setting foakleys sunglasses behind Beats By Dre Sverige Online the foakleys for sale Red Peak, http://www.northamericantruck.com/ his jack wills outlet last http://www.northamericantruck.com/ rays pouring into foakleys.com the valley. longchamp pas cher They fell on rock and alm, on pine and foakleys beech, oakleys sunglasses fake and turned cappelli new era italia the replica oakley sunglasses silver K?pa Michael Kors V?skor Trauerbach http://www.clitflickers.com/ to foakleys sunglasses molten Ralph Lauren Sverige Online gold. fitflops outlet Mr Isidor gafas de sol oakley baratas Blumenthal, sitting oakley sunglasses cheap at foakleys sunglasses for sale a table occhiali da sole ray ban vista under fake oakley sunglasses one occhiali da sole ray ban of http://www.vitamininternet.com/ the Longchamp V?ska windows, celine veske norge drinking fake oakleys beer, replica oakley sunglasses uk beheld Michael Kors V?skor this Outlet Ralph Lauren Sverige phenomenon, gafas oakley baratas and billiga ray ban putting down celine veske his fake oakleys sunglasses quart celine veske norge salgs measure, ray ban kopior he glared at foakleys for sale the waste of Michael Kors V?skor precious http://www.pautasso-ristoranti.com/ metal. Ralph Lauren Sverige Then he lighted cappelli new era nba the foakley sunglasses for sale stump of Mulberry tasker a cigar; foakleys.com then cappelli new era mlb he looked fake oakley sunglasses uk at mulberry mens his Beats By Dre Sverige watch, and it Longchamp V?ska Sverige Online being billiga michael kors almost foakleys supper foakleys time, he http://www.kleenezeforyou.co.uk/ went in Billiga Michael Kors to secure celine the best Michael Kors V?skor Sverige place. Michael Kors Stockholm He cheap oakley sunglasses liked K?pa Michael Kors V?skor being http://www.cagesoccer.co.uk/ early at jack wills outlet clearance table; mulberry outlet he celine veske norge salgs online liked the sac longchamp pas cher first foakleys cut foakleys shop!