The Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators tied for dead last in goals scored last season. There was plenty of offense on Tuesday night, however, as the teams traded goals until the third period.
Nashville beat the struggling Panthers, 4-3, in front of 15,935 at Bridgestone Arena. The win gives the Predators a 3-3-0 record overall and a 2-1-0 record on home ice this year while Florida falls to 2-5-0.
Pekka Rinne was solid, allowing three goals on 25 shots but one of them actually deflected off of a teammate in front of the net.
“I kinda tipped it on Pekka there,” David Legwand said on the Twice Daily’s Post Game Show on 102.5 The Game. “I’ve apologized to him already.”
For just the second time this season, the Predators got on the board first. The captain, Shea Weber, backed up into some open space, wound up and blasted a slapper past Jacob Markstrom midway through the first period.
“We scored first and that’s huge,” Weber said. “We want to do that every night. Playing with the l...