Originally written on PredsOnTheGlass  |  Last updated 12/24/11
Tor the second night in a row, the Predators gave up a clump of goals in a short period of time, but on Friday night at the American Airlines Center there wasn't enough elfin magic to overcome the deficit.

In the middle of the opening period Dallas got goals from ex-Pred Vern Fiddler, Loui Eriksson, and Steve Ott in a 3:05 minute cluster. Pekka Rinne was pulled after giving up the three goals on seven shots.

The Predators tried to mount a charge in the middle of the second frame with a goal from Matt Halischuk and a power play marker from Marty Erat to pull within one at 3-2. Mike Ribero gave Dallas a two goal cushion 2:25 minutes later which is how the period ended.

After a strong push at the start of the final period, David Legwand scored a power play goal to close the gap to one at 4:38 but it was answered thirty seconds later by a goal by Jamie Benn. An empty net goal by Michael Ryder with 2:07 left in the contest was the icing on the cake for the Stars and ended the Preds' comeback chances.

After two days off for the Christmas break, the Predators will return to action Monday night at Bridgestone Arena against the Detroit Red Wings at 7 p.m.

Make the jump for the full round-up of everything from the game...

Main Stream Media...

Josh Cooper: (The Tennessean) Game story - Notes - Postgame Ponderings
Bryan Mullen (Preds.com)

Digital Media...

Ryan Porth (Smashville 24/7)
Mark Willoughby (The View from 111)
Paul McCann (HockeyBuzz)
Marc Torrence (On The Forecheck)

Dallas Area Media...

The Dallas Morning News
ESPN Dallas
The Dallas Stars Blog
Defending Big D

Three Stars of the Game...

1. Mike Ribero
2. Loui Eriksson
3. Michael Ryder

Highlights come from NHL.com....

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Tom Brady: ‘It’s been such an enjoyable offseason’

Andrew Luck: Reggie Wayne is not a traitor

LeBron: You don’t have to win championship to be great team

‘Concussion’ director: No compromises made for NFL

Kevin Sumlin: Texas A&M players have 'chip on their shoulder'

WATCH: Elvis Andrus steals home against Padres


Seahawks went on Hawaiian vacation to ease SB tension

Robert Kraft: Deflategate 'most overblown story' in NFL

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Jim Tressel once sent touching note to family of Michigan OL

Sony cut 'Concussion' scenes to avoid angering NFL

Ryan Clark: Trent Richardson is 'worst RB of all time'

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker