The Hawks have had trouble with the Nashville Predators all season, and after a reassuring win against the Hurricanes on Friday, went back to square one in a shutout loss agains their division rivals. Pekka Rinne would make 29 saves in a lackluster effort by Chicago, who’s inconsistent play is becoming more concerning as the playoffs approach. The loss dropped Chicago six points behind the division-leading Blues, who earned two more points today in a win against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
I tying goal in the final minutes looked eerily familiar to Tuesday's game.
But failure to get the second point in the shootout ended the Flyers bid at a second straight comeback win as they lost 4-3 to the Predators on Thursday. They walked away with the loser point, which dropped their record to 24-19-5 and keeping them in a tie for second place with the Rangers.
Getting that first point, though, showed the fighting nature this Flyers team has had in recent games. Third period comebacks have become a dangerous aspect of the Flyers recent play.
If there was a game to define what Steve Mason has been doing for the Flyers this season, Saturday night in the Music City was the night.
Mason stopped 34 shots, including two great saves in the shootout as the Flyers came back to beat the Nashville Predators, 3-2. The win started the Flyers' six-game road trip out on the right foot.
It was Mason's best effort of the season.
Mason's effort was coupled with Sean Couturier's late game-tying goal that forced overtime. His tally with 6 minutes, 54 seconds remaining gave Mason the chance to steal a second point from the Predators.
(Photo: Steve Mason covers the puck as Gabriel Bourque contends with Luke Schenn. Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)
The reunions keep rolling for the Blackhawks as they head to Nashville to play against former Hawks Viktor Stalberg and goalie Carter Hutton just two days after re-acquiring Kris Versteeg. Versteeg will lace up against the very player who sent him away from the Hawks in a trade to Toronto, Stalberg, who signed as a free agent in Nashville this past summer.
This is the first of back to back games for the Hawks, as they’ll return to the United Center to face off against the San Jose Sharks, their last ho...
The Coyotes' second game in two nights will see them host the Nashville Predators at Jobing.com Arena as of 7:00 p.m., Arizona time. Last night the Coyotes won their third game in the row at the expense of the Colorado Avalanche and with 39 saves from their goaltender, Mike Smith. Phoenix won the last game they played against Nashville by a count of 5-2.
"We gave up a lot of shots tonight and we didn't play as well as we would have liked, but our goaltender hung in there and battled hard for us, and we found enough (offense) to win." - Dave Tippett 
Dave Tippett is in search of his 100th win with the Coyotes tonight. Nashville has had a ro...
In what will be their last game before the much-awaited home opener against the Winnipeg Jets, the Phoenix Coyotes will first look to rebound from a 2-1 shootout loss in Dallas that saw them open the scoring in the third period before Loui Eriksson tied things up with under 30 seconds remaining in regulation. Despite this, the Coyotes looked much stronger than their first outing against San Jose and managed to outshoot their opponents 41-25.
Nashville won't be an easy opponent, as the young but feisty Predators remain undefeated thanks to their goaltender, Pekka Rinne, who has allowed but four goals in both his team's wins. Their p...