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Predators lit up again, this time against Flames

Mar 16, 2013, 12:44 AM EDT

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For the second consecutive night, the typically stingy Nashville Predators – with the eighth best goals-against average in the NHL – were shelled.

Thursday, it was the Vancouver Canucks scoring seven on Nashville, with goalies Pekka Rinne and Chris Mason being on the hook for six of those. Friday, the Calgary Flames lit the Predators up in a 6-3 victory.

Curtis Glencross scored the hat trick for Calgary, with all three of his goals coming in the third period.

The 30-year-old left winger is now up to 12 goals on the season, which is actually among the top 25 players in that category.

Also interesting was the fact the Flames needed only 22 registered shots to score six goals.

For the second time in as many nights, Rinne was pulled from the Predators’ net. He allowed four goals on 12 shots in Vancouver on Thursday, then gave up two goals on the first two registered shots he faced against the Flames.

  1. thehighcountrybear - Mar 16, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    Something’s been amiss since the Radulov and Kostitsyn suspensions for game three v Coyotes in 2012. Trotz took the corporate line, sold-out his players, and team unity has gone south! Throw in the loss of Suter and Tootoo, Weber sleep-walking through games and Predators are starting to look like prey…

    • gekkoguy82 - Mar 17, 2013 at 1:05 PM

      Who did Trotz sell out exactly? Rads and Kostitsyn acted like idiots, put themselves in front of the team, and paid the price. if anyone is responsible for that mess, it’s Poile for bringing Radulov back in the first place. He should have known better.

  2. jdsummerlin - Mar 16, 2013 at 4:19 AM

    If Preds don’t make the playoffs, Trotz is gone

  3. nananatman - Mar 16, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Don’t bother to read the flames story two articles ahead, it is just a hot link funnel back to this story, nice lame tactic.

  4. bruinpred - Mar 16, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    There is a reason Rads and Kostitsyn are not in the NHL. Anyone close to the Preds last year knew that bringing in older brother was a mistake.
    Trotz has taken teams with half the talent of most and made them into winners. Open a program at a Preds game and look at the opponent’s lineup each night; you’ll quickly realize that many nights the Preds are outmanned.
    Other coaches get recognition when their teams do well after losing players of a quality that the Preds never had.
    I also get the impression that his players become better men after playing for him. He is the best coach in the league.

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