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Filip Forsberg scored his 10th goal of the year in dramatic fashion, spinning off of Taylor Hall and unleashing a sharp wrister past Viktor Fasth in overtime to give Nashville a 1-0 win on Thursday night.

The rookie's 23rd point of the season lifted the Preds to their third straight win and rescued the offense from laying a goose egg against a team that has given up more than their share of goals lately. Forsberg is showing no signs of slowing yet from his torrid start.
Nov 27 - 11:13 PM

Viktor Fasth stopped 24 of 25 shots on Thursday night but it wasn't enough to earn the win as Edmonton fell to Nashville 1-0 in overtime.

Fasth has lost four in a row, while the Oilers are winless in eight straight contests. Times are tough in Edmonton, but the team fired 37 shots at Nashville and played their best game in ages. Looking at the positives, the Oilers seem to be improving after a 7-1 home loss to Chicago last Saturday, but the team is desperate for a win and it's not coming easy. Fasth is 2-5-2 with a .900 save percentage and 3.01 goals against average.
Nov 27 - 10:58 PM

David Perron and the Oilers were shut out on Thursday night by Pekka Rinne and the Predators, but the 26-year-old still managed to help his fantasy owners with 12 penalty minutes.

Perron was given a roughing penalty and earned a 10-minute misconduct in a separate incident late in the third period. It was a frustrating night for the Oilers, who played well but ultimately lost their eighth straight game.
Nov 27 - 10:53 PM

Pekka Rinne pitched in a magnificent Thanksgiving performance on Thursday night, stopping all 37 shots he faced in the Preds' 1-0 overtime win against Edmonton.

Rinne's fifth victory in a row and second shutout of the year came in clutch, as the Oilers desperately tried to snap an ugly losing streak and carried the play for a good chunk of the night. Rinne improves his record to a sparkling 15-3-1 so far this season with a 1.82 goals against average and .932 save percentage.
Nov 27 - 10:48 PM

Matt Hendricks left Thursday's game against Nashville with a leg injury.

Hendricks blocked a Shea Weber shot in the first period and was forced to leave the game. The Oilers have already announced that he will not return to action tonight.
Nov 27 - 8:52 PM

Victor Bartley is a healthy scratch in Nashville's game against Edmonton on Thursday.

The 26-year-old has no points in four games this season. He has been a healthy scratch in eight consecutive games.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 27 - 8:48 PM

Petri Kontiola has signed a contract with Lokomotiv of the KHL.

The 30-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs during the off-season but was unable to break training camp with the team. Kontiola continued to struggle in the AHL, registering no points in 11 games. He has five years of KHL experience under his belt.
Nov 27 - 7:45 PM

Filip Forsberg believes his time in the AHL really helped him develop into the player he has become.

"I got to play a lot of games," said Forsberg, of his time in the American Hockey League. "We played a lot of [three games in three nights] and you really get a feeling of what it takes to be successful every night. I think that's the most important part of the success I've had so far." The 20-year-old has been outstanding this season. He has registered nine goals and 22 points in 21 games this season. He is turning into an elite fantasy option, especially in dynasty leagues.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 27 - 7:40 PM

Jack Hillen made his second appearance of the season on Wednesday night.

He blocked two shots and had one hit in 12:27 of ice time. Hillen had been a healthy scratch for 19 straight contests. He replaced an injured Mike Green in the lineup. Hillen has earned praise from coach Barry Trotz and from his teammates for having a great attitude during his absence from the lineup.
Nov 27 - 6:48 PM

Gabriel Bourque was the extra skater at the Predators' morning skate on Thursday.

Bourque didn't skate on any of Nashville's lines this morning, which probably means he won't play against Edmonton tonight. The 24-year-old is pointless in 12 games this season. He's been a healthy scratch in five straight games coming into this one.
Nov 27 - 6:44 PM

J.P. Anderson may get recalled by San Jose for Saturday's match with Anaheim if Troy Grosenick and Alex Stalock remain injured.

San Jose brought in Ryan Lowe on a professional tryout agreement Wednesday afternoon to serve as their backup goalie against Calgary.
Nov 27 - 6:40 PM

Martin Marincin is expected to be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Nashville.

The 22-year-old registered one assist and is a minus-4 in 12 games this season. Justin Schultz will also be a healthy scratch for the Oilers.
Nov 27 - 6:37 PM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) may be ready to return on Friday night.

He aas paired with Dan Girardi during Thursday's practice, which bumped John Moore to an extra. McDonagh may be a game-time decision after missing the past 11 games with a separated shoulder.
Nov 27 - 6:28 PM

Pekka Rinne is expected to get the start against Edmonton on Thursday.

This is the only game on the NHL schedule tonight. Rinne has been very solid this season. He has a 14-3-1 record with a 1.97 goals-against-average and a .927 save percentage.
Nov 27 - 6:26 PM

Cameron Talbot will get the call for Friday's game at Philadelphia.

Coach Alain Vigneault said that Henrik Lundqvist will start on Saturday in the second game of the home-and-home set versus the Flyers. Talbot posted a 31-save shutout against Philly on Nov. 19 in his last outing.
Nov 27 - 6:24 PM


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