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From the Locker Room: Predators React to 2-1 OT Loss to Tampa

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Photo of Tommy Novak, left, and Juuse Saros by John Russell/Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators fell 2-1 in overtime to the Tampa Bay Lightning in preseason action Wednesday at Bridgestone Arena.

Tommy Novak had Nashville’s lone goal — a power-play snipe in the third period that tied the game 1-1. Filip Forsberg and Tyson Barrie assisted on the play. Juuse Saros made 16 saves on 17 shots through two periods before giving way to Yaroslav Askarov, who stopped 10 of 11 shots.

Below are some post-game thoughts from the Predators locker room.

Although the Predators struggled with timing and goal scoring, Ryan O’Reilly believes it’s just a matter of time before the team begins to start clicking:

Filip Forsberg and O’Reilly appear to have natural chemistry, and he’s been soaking in all he can from the 14-year veteran:

Andrew Brunette liked parts of what he saw on Wednesday while he says other aspects of the Predators game still need work: