The Predators got the start they wanted.
They got most of the offense they wanted, and as always, the goaltending. But Nashville didn’t have one valuable component trying to bounce back from Thursday’s loss.
An ability to finish off the New Jersey Devils.
The Predators lost a two-goal lead and were defeated by New Jersey 3-2 in a shootout in front of an announced sellout of 17,113 on Saturday at Bridgestone Arena.