Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 12/23/11
Photo Credit: John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images Down 4-1 before the end of the first period and already giving up a hat trick, Nashville was in trouble with 40 minutes left to play. However, clawing back from two 3-goal deficits down 4-1 and 5-2, the Predators came back to tie the game with less than 4 minutes remaining in regulation and won it with only 9 seconds to go in the game. Yet, more importantly, how did Columbus score four goals in the first period? Yeah, you can blame Nashville’s 18th ranked penalty kill, but Columbus is ranked 26th on the powerplay. A blind squirrel can find a nut every once and a while…right? This may have been a huge character win, but something stinks on the Predators special teams…and it’s no longer the previously atrocious powerplay. After the jump, we’ll showcase the highlights, special team stats, three stars, and we’ll talk a little more about what’s going on. HIGHLIGHTS: Special Teams: Powerplay – 2 for 3, 67% Penalty Kill – 2 for 6, 33% Best Play
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