The Predators came back to Nashville for a two-game back-to-back homestand to shake off a horrid West Coast road trip and rediscover an offensive identity.
They did so for the most part, but it came at a cost. The Predators lost 2-1 to the Minnesota Wild in a shootout on Saturday in front of a sellout crowd of 17,113. They gained a combined three of four points in the two games. But for the second straight contest, they lost a key offensive component — leading scorer Colin Wilson — putting another damper on a mostly successful homestand.
Wilson went down 1:48 into the second period when he fell awkwardly after a hit by Wild defenseman Justin Falk. He had to be helped off the ice and left the game with an upper-body injury.
The Predators also lost forward Patric Hornqvist to an upper-body injury in their 6-0 Friday win over the Oilers. Wilson came into Saturday’s game as Nashville’s leading scorer. Hornqvist was its leading goal scorer from last season.
Offense fails Predators again
Tennessean | Mar 10