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Predators Fall Short in 7-5 Thriller Versus Coyotes

It was certainly a blockbuster affair as the Predators lost to the Coyotes 7-5 at home Saturday night.

Filip Forsberg scored twice again for Nashville and now leads the team with 17 points. Juuse Saros made 18 saves on 24 shots faced in the net. 

With the loss, Nashville is now 5-9-0 for the year. Sean Durzi scored the game-winning goal against the Preds late in the 3rd period. 

Kiefer Sherwood got the 1st goal of the game on a breakaway pass from Luke Evangelista to give Nashville a 1-0 lead. Almost 2 minutes later, Filip Forsberg made it 2-0 on a tip-in shot from Gustav Nyquist's backhand. 

Michael Carcone cut the lead in half on a shot from the top of the right circle. Troy Stetcher tied things up on a breakaway goal from out of the penalty box. 

The Predators gained the lead back on a one-timer goal from Dante Fabbro off a cross-ice pass from Predators captain Roman Josi. Nashville would have the lead going into intermission. 

3:28 into the 2nd period, Ryan O'Reilly would make it a two-goal game, scoring a powerplay goal on a rebound out in front of the net.

However, the Coyotes got their 1st lead of the night on goals from Clayton Keller, Alexander Kerfoot, and Michael Carcone. This was the 2nd goal of the game for Carcone and Arizona went into the 2nd intermission with a 5-4 lead. 

Filip Forsberg tied the game up at 5 in the 3rd period, scoring his 2nd of the night on another tip-in shot from out in front of the net. 

Sean Durzi scored the go-ahead goal late in the 3rd period on a powerplay from the high slot of the ice.

Nick Bjugstad would seal the deal on an empty-net goal to make it a 7-5 Arizona lead. The Coyotes would walk away with the win and move to 7-6-1 of the year. 

Both teams play Tuesday with the Coyotes going to Dallas to play the Stars at 7:00 p.m. CT. The Predators are at home to take on the Anaheim Ducks at 7:00 p.m. CT. 

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