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Nash Daily: Predators’ Home Hardships Linger, Fans Turning On Penguins?



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Aside from a 34-save effort from goaltender Juuse Saros, Monday’s 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers at Bridgestone Arena was about what you’d expect from the Nashville Predators.

The Predators were outshot 38-27 and turned the puck over 22 times en route to their third loss in their last four games, with the lone goal coming from the stick of defenseman Jeremy Lauzon. It was the fourth straight game Nashville scored two goals or fewer, and the 18th time in 47 games.

Nashville has a 13-12 record at home this season — the second-worst home record in the Central Division and tied for the third-most regulation home losses in the NHL.

Nashville Hockey Now’s Clay Brewer will have the plus/minus report later today. You can read a Panthers recap from Florida Hockey Now’s George Richards here.

Predators stories you might have missed

In Part II of his multi-part series reflecting on the first 25 seasons of the Predators, NHN’s Nick Kieser spoke to former franchise OGs Scott Hartnell, Kimmo Timonen, Scott Walker and Cliff Ronning about the franchise’s early days.

Predators head coach Andrew Brunette is still held in high regard among many of his former players with the Florida Panthers.

Former Predators assistant and Barry Trotz successor Lane Lambert was fired as the head coach of the New York Islanders over the weekend.

UConn men’s hockey coach Mike Cavanaugh spoke highly of the trajectory that Predators 2023 first-round pick Matthew Wood is on.

Several Predators players — Juuse Saros, Kevin Lankinen, Tyson Barrie, Alex Carrier, Dante Fabbro — have been mentioned in recent trade rumblings. Here’s the latest on what we’ve heard.

Central Division Standings

  1. Winnipeg Jets — 30-11-4, 64 points
  2. Colorado Avalanche — 30-14-3, 63 points
  3. Dallas Stars — 27-13-6, 60 points
  4. Nashville Predators — 25-21-1, 51 points
  5. Arizona Coyotes — 23-19-3, 49 points
  6. St. Louis Blues — 22-20-2, 46 points
  7. Minnesota Wild — 20-21-5, 45 points
  8. Chicago Blackhawks — 14-31-2, 30 points

Around the NHL & National Hockey Now

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Patrice Bergeron Shoots Down Return Rumor…Again (Boston Hockey Now)

‘He’s So Valuable For Us’: Avalanche Eager To Get Arturri Lehkonen Back (Colorado Hockey Now)

Patrick Roy Already Breathing Life Back Into Islanders (NYI Hockey Now)

Flyers Sending Bobby Brink to AHL is Bad for Rebuild (Philly Hockey Now)

Vancouver Canucks Target Acquiring Elias Lindholm – Four Potential Trades Based on Precedent (Calgary Hockey Now)

Canadiens Pros And Cons Of Potential Sean Monahan Trade (Montreal Hockey Now)

Devils Takeaways: Devils Top Golden Knights in Gut-Check Overtime Victory (NJ Hockey Now)

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