HE CLEARS TO CENTER BY OTTAWA. OTTAWA IS A HIGH EVEN TEAM. THEY BEEN GIVING UP A LOT OF GOALS AND SCORING A LOT OF CLOSE. ZACH SMITH WITH THE FIRST SHOT OF THE GAME AND IT GOES THROUGH PEKKA RINNE AND INTO THE NET! PEKKA RINNE AND INTO THE NET! JUST LIKE THAT IT IS ZACH SMITH GETTING THE SCORING STARTED FOR THE SENATORS. A SURPRISE GOAL ON THE BACKHAND.>>Chris: NOT TO START THE PREDATORS WANTED TONIGHT. THEY WANTED TO COME OUT WITH THEY WANTED TO COME OUT WITH FIRE. BUT IT LOOKS LIKE A HARMLESS SHOT. IT JUST SQUEAKS THROUGH UNDER THE RIGHT ARM OF PEKKA. IT JUST FINDS A WAY THROUGH. WHAT A TERRIBLE FEELING FOR A GOALTENDER WHEN THAT’S WEEKS THROUGH. YOU HAVE TO LOOK BEHIND YOU TO SEE THE PUCK IN THE BACK OF THE SEE THE PUCK IN THE BACK OF THE NET. BAD START FOR THE PREDATORS.>>Willy: ZACH SMITH WITH HIS FIFTH GOAL OF THE SEASON. THE 30-YEAR-OLD IS MORE OF A CHECKING CENTERMAN THROUGH THE YEARS. A GREAT START FOR THE SENATORS. THEY PLAY THIS ONE OFFSIDE AT THE LINE.>>Chris: THAT’S A TOUGH START. YOU WANT TO COME OUT ESPECIALLY AFTER THE ROAD TRIP AND COME OUT WITH FIRE AND GET THE PUCK IN THE CROWD ENGAGED EARLY. BUT THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT NOW. YOU HAVE TO TURN THE PAGE AND TRY TO GET THE FANS BACK ENGAGED AND GET YOUR GAME GOING. AND GET YOUR GAME GOING.>>Willy: AS WE WERE MENTIONING, THE SENATORS, NO QUESTION ABOUT IT, THEY GIVE UP THEIR SHARE OF GOALS AS WELL. THIS IS A TEAM YOU CAN COME BACK AGAINST. THE PREDATORS WILL HAVE TO TAKE THE LONG ROAD TONIGHT. THEY CAN DIG OUT OF A HOLE. THAT SEEMINGLY WAS THE CASE A THAT S MIBUNGNCLYH WONAS T THEHE R CO. TWO LOSSES, ONE AT VANCOUVER AND ONE AND CALGARY. BOTH GAMES THEY GOT BEHIND EARLY. MICHAEL STONE WITH THE PUCK. MICHAEL STONE WITH THE PUCK. HE LOST IT AND EKHOLM SNAPS IT AHEAD. SISSONS WILL FIRE. GLOVE SAVE BY THE VETERAN CRAIG ANDERSON. LET’S LOOK AT THE KEYS TO THE GAME BROUGHT TO YOU BY YOUR MIDSOUTH FOR DEALERS. A LITTLE PUSHING AND SHOVING AFTER THE WHISTLE.>>Chris: THEY GIVE UP A LOT AND GET A LOT. THE SENATORS GIVE UP A TON OF THE BULLS, ESPECIALLY ON THE ROAD. ON THE FLIPSIDE, THEY CAN SCORE A LOT. THE PREDATORS HAVE TO STAY STRUCTURED AND GET THE PUCK TO KEEP IT IN THEIR END. NUMBER TWO, FASTER AND FURIOUS. THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS ARE BUILT ON SPEED. THEY HAVE A FEW GUYS UP BUT WE ARE DONE TALKING ABOUT THAT. THIS GROUP HAS TO FIND A WAY TO GET IN THERE AND GET BACK TO THE PREDATORS WAY OF HOCKEY.>>Willy: WEBER’S SHOT IS STOPS. CHANCE IN THE FIRST PERIOD. JOHANSEN IS THERE FIRST. PAAJARVI TRY TO GET BACK BEHIND THE NET. HE MOVED UP WITH THE BACKHAND. SMITH COMES IN AND ENGAGES WITH JOHANSEN. ZACK SMITH BEHIND THE NET. HE HOLDS ONTO THE PUCK AND SHOOTS. GLOVE SAVE BY RINNE.>>Chris: HOT TICKET TIME TONIGHT. THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THIS SEASON’S BOBBLEHEAD SERIES. THE KYLE TURRIS BOBBLEHEAD FOR ONLY $54.99. MODELED AFTER HIS FIRST HOME GAME WHERE HE SKATED OUT AS THE FIRST STAR OF THE GAME. PLUS USE THE PROMO CODE IN GAME 25 TO RECEIVE 25% OFF ALL ITEMS FROM NASHVILLE LOCKER ROOM.COM ALL DURING TONIGHT’S TELECAST ONLY.>>Willy: THAT WAS A GOOD FIRST START OF THE GAME ACTION SHOT. HE WAS ABOUT TO TOSS THE FASTBALL. THAT WAS THE IDEA. THE BASEBALL GRIP WITH TWO FINGERS. NASHVILLE TRYING TO WORK IT OUT OF THEIR OWN END. WATSON FLIPPED IT. KNOCKDOWN BY STONE. HIS PASS TO THE POINT LEAKED OUT TO CENTER. HARPUR BACK IN. RINNE PLAYS IT QUICKLY. HE HANGS ON AND WIRES IT AROUND THE RAIL. BONINO TRIED TO MOVE IT UP THE ICE. TAKEN BY BRADY TKACHUK. STOLEN BY BONINO. HE TOOK A HARD HIT FROM TKACHUK. HE DIDN’T HAVE A STICK. BONINO UNPHASED. HAMHUIS FIRES IT IN. DEFLECTED. THE WRISTER DEFLECTED HIGH. WATSON BANGING WITH TKACHUK. TKACHUK JUST LIKE HIS BROTHER MATTHEW LIKES THE PHYSICALITY.>>Chris: THOSE GUYS DON’T SHY AWAY FROM IT. THEY PLAY THE GAME THE RIGHT WAY.>>Willy: THE SHOT FROM THE POINT REDIRECTED BY SISSONS. SISSONS BEHIND THE NET. THE HOOKING WRAPAROUND GOT ON THE HOOKING WRAPAROUND G OT ONEN T. SAVED BY ANDERSON. PICKED UP BY JARNKROK. THE SHOT BY BITETTO. THAT WENT WIDE. NASHVILLE GETTING A LOT OF TIPS TONIGHT. THEY HAVE ALREADY SCORED ON ONE. WATSON HAD THAT GOAL. KEPT IT ALIVE. KEPT IT ALIVE. THERE IS A SHOT. SAVE MADE BY ANDERSON AND HE GOT THE PIPE BEHIND HIM.>>Chris: THIS IS THE STYLE OF HOCKEY. THIS LINE HAS BEEN GREAT. THE REST OF THE GUYS HAVE TO FOLLOW.>>Willy: THEY DIDN’T SCORE BUT YOU CAN HEAR THE S GEYOONU TCAHEN HEAR THE S UR GECRONOW TD.HE REMEMBER THAT PLAY. THIS IS BATHERSON CHASING. EKHOLM HAD TO FOLLOW. EKHOLM HAD TO FOLLOW. ICING ON NASHVILLE. THE PREDATORS GETTING THE CHANCE GOING. LET’S LOOK AT THE CROSSBAR AFTER ANDERSON MADE THE INITIAL SAVE.>>Chris: THESE ARE THE SHIFTS YOU HAVE TO PUT TOGETHER. IT MIGHT HAVE JUST GRAZED ANDERSON ON THE SHOULDER. HE HAD NO IDEA AND IT WENT OFF THE CROSSBAR. GOOD PRESSURE BY THE PREDATORS. GOOD PRESSURE BY THE PREDATORS.>>Willy: FACE-OFF COMING UP. CHRIS TIERNEY SQUARING OFF. THE PREDATORS WIN IT. BITETTO LOOKING FOR TOLVANEN. TOLVANEN LOOKS FOR THE LOOSE PUCK AND WORKS IT INTO THE LINESMAN. HE TRIED TO DUMP IT IN DEEP. A BREAK FOR THE SENATORS. THEY MOVE IT BACK UP THE ICE. TIERNEY CHASING BITETTO. ZACK WEBER MOVES IT AHEAD. JARNKROK FINISHES THE CLEAR. TOLVANEN AT FULL SPEED GETS TO THE PUCK FIRST. HE LEAVES IT THERE. SENT UP BY CRAIG SMITH. TOLVANEN FANNED ON THE PAST. SMITH TAKES IT BACK. BEHIND JOSI AT THE POINT. NOW YANNICK WEBER BACK TO THE CAPTAIN. JOSI DRIVING DOWN THE WALL ZACK SMITH TRIES TO KEEP IT MOVING. PICKED OFF IN THE CIRCLE BY CRAIG SMITH. SMITH WEAVES PAST THE DEFENDER. NOW HE DRIVES TO THE NET. HE PUTS IT IN AND SCORE! CRAIG SMITH WITH A BIG, BIG CRAIG SMITH WITH A BIG, BIG GOAL TO START THE THIRD PERIOD. PERFECT MOVE AROUND THE CORNER.>>Chris: CRAIG SMITH PUTS THE PUCK IN AN AREA PAST THE DEFENDER. GOOD BODY POSITION. HE BRINGS IT TO HIS BACKHAND AND CHIPS IT UP AND ERCH AIPNDS ERITSO UN.P AND OVE. LOOK AT THE DETERMINATION. HE GETS THAT PUCK ON NET THROUGH HE GETS THAT PUC ONTH NE ETDE TFEHRNDOUERGH. TOLVANEN WAS GOING THERE WITH THE REBOUND SUPPORT. HE GOT THE LUCKY BOUNCE OFF THE DEFENSEMAN. GOOD HARD WORK GOING TO THE NET GETS REWARDED.>>Willy: YOU TALK ABOUT A HAIRPIN TURN AND A SHARP ANGLE TOWARD THE NET. CRAIG SMITH GETTING THE GOAL TO PUT THE PREDATORS UP BY TWO FOR PUT THE PREDATORS UP BY TWO FOR THE FIRST TIME TONIGHT. PENALTY CALL COMING UP ON OTTAWA. PRETTY GOOD THROW TRIPPED UP. PRETTY GOOD THROW TRIPPED UP. FOR THE FIRST TIME TONIGHT NASHVILLE WILL GO ON THE POWER-PLAY.>>>PENALTY FOR TRIPPING.>>Chris: THIS WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY. HERE’S A PENALTY HERE. GOOD THROW GOING HERE WITH THE STICK IN THE SKATE. REFEREE BACK AT A SHOT IN THE MEDIA LEAD. A GOOD OPPORTUNITY HERE TO PAD THE STATS AND GET A BIG LEAD. GET THIS GAME OUT OF REACH.>>Willy: FACE-OFF PULLED BY CRAIG SMITH WHO JUST CAME UP WITH THE GOAL. THE BENEFICIARY OF A GOOD BOUNCE. HERE IS ONE IN FRONT. FISHING FOR IT WAS SISSONS. FISHING FOR IT WAS SISSONS. HE LETS IT GO. THAT MISSED THE NET. JOSI CANNOT QUITE KEEP IT IN. NOW ZACK SMITH. WIPED OUT ON HIS OWN. HE TAKES POSSESSION.

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