Nashville Predators: Reactions to Predators late rally for first win of season

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The Nashville Predators took an early lead only to need a comeback for a win. They got just that, and it was amazing! And, no place reacts like Twitter.

It was a game that caused fans to feel the widest range of emotions. Excitement before the game, elation as the Nashville Predators took a three goal lead in the first period. Watching Scott Hartnell and Nick Bonino light the lamp in the second brought a sense of relief to many.

Then came the onslaught. The Philadelphia Flyers scored their first goal, and fans started to quiet down. A second goal came, and so did the worry. This was followed by a full side of nausea and anxiety when the Flyers scored again.

Two more goals come to start the third period, and the Predators trailed 5-3 with about 13 minutes to play. Things were bleak to say the least. But, the Predators did not back down from the challenge.

At the 7:38 mark, Filip Forsberg found the back of the net. Momentum was shifting as the Predators grew aggressive. Fans were filled with a renewed hope. Something big was coming.

The puck was continually in Nashville’s offensive zone, and shots were flying toward the net. None where finding their way in, however. For the next 10 minutes, the Predators pressed forward. Their work was soon rewarded.

Preds Rally

Two penalties were called on the Flyers with 2:41 left gave the Predators a two-man advantage. First, Hartnell broke through with his second goal of the game. The game was tied.

Forty seconds later, Forsberg notched another goal. The Predators led, and won.

Of course, you shared in the celebration.

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The Nashville Predators won their first home game since the Stanley Cup Final. And, it should propel them forward the rest of the year. If nothing else, it was an amazing game to watch.