Nashville Predators: Wildest Games of 2019-20 Season

Jarred Tinordi #24 of the Nashville Predators (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Jarred Tinordi #24 of the Nashville Predators (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 17: Ryan Ellis #4 of the Nashville Predators skates against the New York Islanders at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum on December 17, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Predators defeated the Islanders 8-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 17: Ryan Ellis #4 of the Nashville Predators skates against the New York Islanders at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum on December 17, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Predators defeated the Islanders 8-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

Preds erupt offensively

Chalk this game up as one nobody saw coming. The Islanders were one of the best defensive teams in the league coming in, and the Predators were still trying to dig themselves out of the hole they dug in November.

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It looked like they were going to be beaten rather easily by the Islanders, and then the unthinkable happened as the Predators score seven unanswered goals.

Almost like the Colorado game, but the Predators were on the right side of this one. Filip Forsberg got the first goal of the eruption, followed by Craig Smith tying it up at 3-3.

Nick Bonino and Rocco Grimaldi would add goals towards the end of the 2nd period, bringing the score to 5-3 Nashville and leaving the Islanders crowd pretty stunned.

The Predators wouldn’t let up in the 3rd period, adding three more goals from Calle Jarnkrok, Roman Josi and Ryan Johansen.

Smith and Jarnkrok each finished with three points apiece, while Pekka Rinne made 27 saves on 30 shots faced. Mikael Granlund was a scratch.