Originally written on Inside Smashville  |  Last updated 10/30/14
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The Nashville Predators set a franchise record with its seventh consecutive sellout at Bridgestone Arena, but fell to the Dallas Stars 4-1. The loss snapped a three game winning streak.

Shea Weber made his return to the Predators lineup after missing four games with a concussion he suffered the last time the Predators met the Stars on December 23rd.

Mark Fistric had to answer for his late third period hit on Weber early Thursday night as he and Jordin Tootoo dropped the gloves just 1:46 into the game.

Dallas opened scoring 4:18 into the first period when Mike Robeiro scored his seventh goal of the season. Nashville tied the game when Gabriel Bourque notched his first career NHL goal just over four minutes later at 8:31 of the opening frame.

Pekka Rinne struggled in the first period as Dallas scored 2 goals on 8 shots and hit several posts. With less than a minute to play in the first period, the Stars were able to grab a 2-1 lead when Robeiro beat Rinne for his second goal of the night.

The Stars added a goal in the second period when Jamie Benn picked up his 11th goal of the season at 6:28 into the middle frame.

In the third period, the Stars picked up a little extra insurance with just under 13 minutes left on the clock to take a 3-goal lead when Adam Burish’s slap shot beat Rinne.

The loss tightens up the Western Conference even more so as Dallas pulls to within a single point of the Predators who sat in 7th place in the Western Conference standings at the start of the night.

The Predators next play the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night at home when they try to extend the franchise record for sold out games to eight.

 

 

 

Photo credit: AP

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