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Nash Daily: Predators Point Streak Ends, Fedotov Joins Flyers



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The Nashville Predators 18-game point streak finally came to an end, at the hands of the Arizona Coyotes, nonetheless.

Juuse Saros was pulled after allowing six goals on 27 shots. It was the first time since a 5-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 9 that he allowed more than five goals in a game. Kevin Lankinen stopped all 11 shots in relief.

“There’s going to be nights like this,” Predators head coach Andrew Brunette said, via the team’s official website. “Every team in the NHL is a good team, every night is hard, and I thought we did enough good things to win the game. We just made some mistakes that really cost us and we couldn’t overcome them tonight. We’ve been able to overcome them a few different times, but tonight, we tried and we were right there. We made it 4-3 and the next shift it was 5-3, and that’s kind of the way the night went.”

Jason Zucker scored two goals in the first 5:11 of the game, and Cody Glass picked up assists on both goals. It was Glass’ first game since March 7 and his third multi-point game of the season.

Gustav Nyquist and Filip Forsberg scored the other two Predators’ goals, and captain Roman Josi finished with three assists.

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Central Division Standings

  1. Dallas Stars — 46-19-9, 101 points
  2. Colorado Avalanche — 46-21-6, 98 points
  3. Winnipeg Jets — 44-23-6, 94 points
  4. Nashville Predators – 43-26-4, 90 points
  5. St. Louis Blues — 39-30-4, 82 points
  6. Minnesota Wild – 35-28-9, 79 points
  7. Arizona Coyotes — 31-37-5, 67 points
  8. Chicago Blackhawks — 21-47-5, 47 points

Wild Card Standings (top 2 clinch playoff spot)

  1. Nashville Predators – 43-26-4, 90 points
  2. Los Angeles Kings — 38-23-11, 87 points
  3. St. Louis Blues — 39-30-4, 82 points
  4. Minnesota Wild – 35-28-9, 79 points

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