Forward Eric Nystrom shook his shaved head back-and forth as he tried to collect his thoughts. Nystrom, who is one of the more outwardly emotional Predators, could hardly hide his disgust in the errors, the turnovers, and just the overall result followingNashville's 5-4 shootout loss to Phoenix.
“We just shot ourselves in the foot,” Nystrom said. “It’s just frustrating. Everything is preventable. Those can’t happen. That’s tough. We should have had two points in that game 100 percent. We just let off the gas pedal, and a couple of broken plays end up in our net, and that’s got to be the only time that happens this year.”
Though the Predators (6-5-2) understood that a point on the road is nothing to scoff at, they knew they let that extra point slip away, blowing leads of 3-0 and 4-2 to the Coyotes.