The Predators concluded 2015 in unceremonious fashion as they were on the receiving end of a 5-1 rout against the Western Conference-leading Stars on New Year's Eve.
"It's 5-1," said Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, who lost his eighth consecutive road start. "We got a pretty good (beatdown) over here."
Thursday was the Predators' first opportunity this season to see the dynamic Stars and their almost irrepressible offensive attack up close. Nashville wasn’t initially overmatched, keeping pace through the first half of the game. But the Stars can be restrained for only so long as their five unanswered goals attest.