Nashville Predators: Three Things That the Predators Must Do On Opening Night

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Good Things

If the Nashville Predators can step up the defense, get more out of JoFA, and use their depth to their advantage, they should be just fine. No need to panic yet, as we are only 2 games into an 82 game season. Tonight is the night to wipe the road trip away, and show out in front of 18,000 screaming Predator fans. The home crowd and familiar energy, along with improved chemistry should give the boys in gold a much-needed jolt of energy.

The Philadelphia Flyers are coming to town, on the home stretch of a 4 game road trip to start the season. They’re 2-1-0 this season, coming off of a 3-2 OT win at Anaheim on Saturday. If you thought the Predators were tired, the Flyers are starting this season in San Jose, Los Angeles, Anaheim, and Nashville, before ever making it home. Although coming off of a win, they’re tired, and an easier target for the Predators than the Bruins or Penguins at home.

Tonight is the night for the Predators to make a statement, and get back into the groove that they were in during the playoffs.

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