Predators Fall 2-1 Against Minnesota - Game Recap
|Predators Fall 2-1 Against Minnesota - Game Recap|
Minnesota earned a 2-1 victory over Nashville on Saturday, but needed a shootout to do it at Bridgestone Arena.
Minnesota was an underdog by +105 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.
Matt Cullen clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 3 for the Wild. Minnesota got goals from Zach Parise in the victory. Parise opened the scoring at 9:01 of the second period.
Niklas Backstrom turned in a 24-save effort for the Wild.
David Legwand scored for the Predators, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.
Pekka Rinne stopped 28 of 29 shots for the Predators, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Minnesota went 1-for-5, while the Predators were 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Nashville lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 29-25.
Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Canucks. The Predators will aim to get back on the winning track at Dallas.