The Predators go wild against the Lightning

Predators go wild against Lightning


Matt Duchene scored no less than five points in the Nashville Predators' 7-1 preseason victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night at Bridgestone Arena. 

The “Preds” were playing their fourth and final exhibition meeting before the 2022-2023 season as they will travel to Europe to face the San Jose Sharks twice at the regular season opener, in Prague , in the Czech Republic. 

Meanwhile, next Monday, the team will face SC Bern in a friendly match. 

The Predators have once again dominated the Lightning, 24 hours after beating them 2-0, also in Nashville. Juuse Saros spent the entire game in net, making 27 saves.

It was less convincing for Hugo Alnefelt on the visitors' side. The Swedish keeper also received 28 shots, but allowed seven goals. 

Duchene and Tanner Jeannot beat him twice each, the latter scoring each time on the power play.

In addition to Duchene (five points) and Jeannot (four points), Filip Forsberg also contributed with three assists. Zach Sanford, Colton Sissons and Alexandre Carrier were the other scorers for the home team, while Brandon Hagel replied for the “Bolts”.