Five Standouts from Nashville Predators Preseason OT Loss to Lightning

Sep 27, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators left wing Gustav Nyquist (14) passes the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Michael Eyssimont (23) during the second period at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 27, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators left wing Gustav Nyquist (14) passes the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Michael Eyssimont (23) during the second period at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /
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Cody Glass
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4. An Off Night for Glass, Who Takes the Overtime Penalty

Glass is in line to be a top-six center and vital piece to the Predators returning to the postseason in 2024. He had somewhat of a breakout year in 2022-23 and his comeback path to this important spot in the Predators lineup has been inspiring to watch.

This was an off night for Glass, simple as that. This is what preseason is for. To identify things to work on before the games start to count.

Glass took two minor penalties in this game, including one in the offensive zone, which shortly after led to the Lightning getting the power play goal and first score of the game on a mini breakaway from Maxim Groshev, a 2020 3rd Round pick by the Lightning.

The other penalty is the one you really have to avoid if you’re Glass. A tripping penalty in overtime. If this is a regular season game and you’re fighting for every point in the standings, this is one you simply can’t take. Especially in the form of a trip.

It’s one thing to take necessary penalties within the game to prevent a sure goal or respond to a bad hit to take back some momentum. You can’t take tripping penalties in overtime.

Glass will bounce back. The guy is a student of the game and he’ll bounce back in his next preseason action correcting those mishaps.