Nashville Predators: Let's build on that momentum from Game 2

By Ben Sundock
Aug. 05, 2020

Tuesday was a much better day than Sunday was for the Nashville Predators.

The first period of Game 2 was completely different from Game 1. Instead of the Arizona Coyotes jumping out to a 3-0 lead, the Predators jumped out to a 2-0 lead and unlike Arizona, the Predators did not look give up a comeback.

In Game 2, the Preds were not at their best, but the bounces went their way unlike in Game 1. Had it not been for those lucky bounces, the Preds could have very well lost the game. Juuse Saros stood tall in the opening frame as he made 14 saves in the first 20 minutes alone.

The Coyotes looked to have all the momentum as Filip Forsberg took a tripping penalty five seconds in to the game and had all the pressure in the first 10 minutes or so.

That is, Arizona had all the momentum until Nick Bonino wristed the opening goal past Darcy Kuemper and gave the Preds the lead. Much like the first goal, the second goal in the period from Ryan Johansen was all thanks to the hustle of the Nashville forwards.

Nashville had only five shots, but they sure made them count.

If John Hynes' team can keep the momentum up in Game 3 and the team plays like they did with the lead in the second and third period, we will be in a good spot.

Let's go Preds let's take control of this series now!