Filip Forsberg Scores 2, Predators Beat Coyotes, 5-2 on Tuesday

Pete Weber’s Postgame Report

Filip Forsberg

Filip Forsberg

Filip Forsberg scored twice and added an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a come-from-behind 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night.

Calle Jarnkrok, Mike Ribeiro, and James Neal also scored for Nashville, who stopped a two-game losing streak. Shea Weber had three assists.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Kyle Chipchura had the goals for Arizona, who saw their three-game winning streak end.

Nashville lost center Mike Fisher at 7:56 of the second period to a lower-body injury. In the Arizona zone, Martin Hanzal checked Fisher into the left boards. Fisher left the ice without putting any weight on his right leg.

Nashville took a 3-2 lead in the third on Forsberg’s wrist shot. He scored his second at 17:01 and Neal added an empty-net goal late.

Ekman-Larsson scored the game’s first goal at 17:20 of the first.

With Nashville defenseman Seth Jones off serving an interference penalty, Ekman-Larsson sent a wrist shot through traffic toward the Nashville net, beating Pekka Rinne high on the stick side.

Jarnkrok tied it 1 at 12:32 of the second. With Nashville on a power play, Weber faked a shot from the left side before sending a pass toward Jarnkrok in front of the Arizona net. He redirected the puck between the pads of Mike Smith.

Arizona regained the lead at 17:09 of the second on Chipchura’s third goal of the season.

Boyd Gordon had the puck to the right of the Nashville net and slid a backhand pass to Chipchura crashing the net. Chipchura was able to fend off Weber and slip the puck by Rinne.

Entering Tuesday, Arizona was 10-0-0 when leading after two periods.

Ribeiro tied the game at 2:33 of the third when Cody Hodgson got a stick on an Ekman-Larsson pass in the Arizona zone and the deflection came to Ribeiro and beat Smith high to the glove side from the low slot.

Nashville will host the Florida Panthers on Thursday night in a game tha gets underway at 7 PM.  Thunder Radio will join the broadcast of that game in progress following our broadcast of the Westwood Middle School basketball game as they host Fayetteville on Teddy Bear Toss Night.