For the first time in franchise history, Nashville was eliminated from the playoffs on the road, as the Phoenix Coyotes sent the Predators home in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals.
A 1-0 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday night puts the Predators on the brink of elimination in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Martin Erat’s physical play – especially a key first period takeaway – helped lead Nashville to victory in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals.
Historically, the Nashville Predators have faltered in the second game of playoff series. Sunday night against Phoenix was no exception.
Nashville managed just 5 shots in their first 4 power play opportunities in the opening loss to Phoenix in the Western Conference Semifinals.
Nashville went down 9 seconds into the game against Phoenix on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena, a circumstance Predators coach Barry Trotz compared to suddenly finding a mountain in the prairie.
Nashville suffered their first loss of the season in their home opener against Phoenix.