Nashville Predators shut out by Pittsburgh Penguins, 3 points out of wild-card playoff spot
Two days after defeating the Boston Bruins, the league's best team, the Nashville Predators looked to score a victory Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins to complete their two-game road trip.
The result was a 2-0 win for Penguins, during which both teams' coaches wore red and white ribbons, the colors for The Covenant School.
The Penguins took a 1-0 lead with 5 minutes, 45 seconds remaining in the second, thanks to a goal from Jason Zucker. Jake Guentzel's power-play goal put the Penguins ahead 2-0 with 6:57 left in the second.
Predators defenseman Dante Fabbro left the game near the midway point of the second period after taking a shot off his hand but returned in the third period.
Because of various injuries, the Predators again were without defensemen Roman Josi and Alexandre Carrier, and forwards Filip Forsberg, Ryan Johansen, Matt Duchene and Juuso Parssinen.
The Predators remained three points behind the Winnipeg Jets for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference.
The game also marked the first time Penguins forward Mikael Granlund faced the Predators since he was traded.
Nashville is 37-29-8. Pittsburgh is 37-28-10.
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