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From the Locker Room: Predators Frustrated With Effort Vs. NJ



Photo of Ryan O'Reilly by John Russell/Nashville Predators

The final score Tuesday night makes the Nashville Predators performance seem better than it was in their 4-2 defeat to the New Jersey Devils.

However, the Devils were faster and played with more desperation, despite playing in their second game of a back-to-back. 

Predators goaltender Juuse Saros shined, but the rest of the team — especially defensively — struggled the entire night. 

Ryan O’Reilly (19) and Tommy Novak (10) were both able to find the back of the net, but it wasn’t enough. Saros saved 43 of 46 shots, but it also wasn’t enough to steal the game and lead the Predators to victory. 

Below are some post-game thoughts from the Predators locker room following Tuesday night’s loss.

Roman Josi expresses frustration at the lack of execution and the fact that the team has discussed the importance of these games at this time of year:

Tommy Novak reiterated Josi’s frustrations and the inability for the team to win the wall battles despite personally feeling his game is coming along:

Cody Glass stated that the team knew exactly what to expect, yet they still failed to execute. He recognizes his game is also coming along but losing outweighs any personal achievements:

Head coach Andrew Brunette called the game “sloppy and slow” and expressed his frustrations about the team continuing to let points slip away: 

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