Washington Falls 4-3 to Predators - Recap

Washington Falls 4-3 to Predators - Recap

Nashville needed a shootout to earn a 4-3 victory over Washington on Sunday in NHL action at Bridgestone Arena.

The Predators were a +102 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Craig Smith potted the shootout winner for Nashville. Nashville got goals from Patric Hornqvist (2) and Shea Weber in the victory. Hornqvist opened the scoring at 5:55 of the first period.

Carter Hutton turned in a 23-save effort for the Predators.

Troy Brouwer (2) and Nicklas Backstrom scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Carter Hutton.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 of 29 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Nashville scored 0 times on 0 chances on the power play, while Washington went 2-for-4 with the man advantage.

Nashville outshot Washington 29-26 in the game.

Next game, Nashville takes its act on the road to face Anaheim looking for another win. For Washington, they head home to face Dallas.