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Nashville’s Powerplay Explodes for Four Goals, Preds Beat Canes 5-2


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On a night where Ryan Ellis would get his first goal and Craig Smith would break his goal drought, the Nashville Predators rattled off four powerplay goals and came back strong with a 5-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes after dropping a 4-1 decision to Dallas on Thursday.

Nashville has now won four of their last five and fly out for a home and home against Colorado on Tuesday


Special Teams:

Powerplay – 4 for 5, 80%
Penalty Kill – 1 for 2, 50%

Best Play of the Game: Martin Erat breaks in the zone during a Predators powerplay opportunity, holds the puck, drops it off to an incoming Shea Weber who blasts it by Peters for a 1-0 Nashville lead

Worst Play of the Game: Jay Harrison broke Pekka Rinne’s shutout bid at 8:35 of the third. Other than that, an overall great 60 minute effort from Nashville.

My Three Stars:

#1: – Patric Hornqvist – 2* goals, 0 assists. SHOULD have had the third goal, but 2 goals is nonetheless a great night

#2: – Mike Fisher – 0 goals, 3 assists. Donating one of his goals to Hornqvist, Fisher played a perfect game all night long.

#3: – Ryan Ellis – 1 goal, 1 assist. His first points of his NHL career and most likely won’t be his last


Stay tuned to The Predatorial Tuesday morning for the gameday preview of the Avalanche game!


Stay frosty, friends.