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Predators Struggle in 6-3 loss to Winnipeg

On Thursday, the Nashville Predators lost 6-3 to the Winnipeg Jets at Canada Life Centre.

With that loss, Nashville is 1-4-0 during the 5-game road trip and is now 5-8-0 of the year. 

Filip Forsberg scored twice for Nashville while Kyle Connor recorded a hat trick in the game for Winnipeg.

This is Connor's 5th career hat trick. He also has 5 goals in the past 2 games and is tied with Brock Boeser and Nikita Kucherov with 11 goals this season.  

Mark Schefiele recorded 4 helpers and Laurent Brossoit made 20 saves.

Brossoit last played for the Jets in the 2020-21 season with a 6-6-0 record before being traded to Vegas, whom he won a Stanley Cup with. He signed a one-year contract with the Jets during the off-season. 

The Jets scored the 1st goal of the game from Mason Appleton on a bang-bang play to make it 1-0 Winnipeg. 

Filip Forsberg tied the game up at 1, pulling the puck in with a nice toe-drag move around Jets defenseman Nate Schmidt and scoring 5-hole past Brossoit. The score would be tied at 1 at the end of 1 going into intermission. 

A minute into the 2nd period, Kyle Connor put Winnipeg up 2-1, scoring his 9th goal of the season on a one-time pass from Mark Schefiele to find him in front of the net. He would then score again at 2:43 on the backhand to give the Jets their 1st 2-goal lead of the night. 

Cole Perfetti scored on the powerplay to extend the lead to 4-1.

Nashville was in deep trouble and would have to find a way to get back in the game. Forsberg picked up his 2nd goal of the night on a cross-ice pass from Predators defenseman Tyson Barrie, beating Brossoit top-shelf to make it a 2-goal game again.

This gave the Predators a bit of life going into the 2nd intermission. 

Unfortunately, Brendan Dillon would put the Jets up 5-2.

He was wide open from near the top of the blue line and slapshot the puck into the net past Saros. It was waved off for a second due to goaltender interference. A few minutes later after reviewing the play, it was a good goal.

Predators coach Andrew Brunette was irate and wanted to challenge it,  but couldn't. 

Philip Tomasino cut it to a 2-goal game again on a tip-in shot.

This wouldn't be enough for the Predators as Kyle Connor would get his 3rd goal of the night for the hat trick to make it 6-3.  

Both teams will be at home Saturday as the Predators return home to start a 5-game homestand against the Arizona Coyotes while the Jets take on the Stars. 

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