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HIGHLIGHT REEL Predators 3 / Jets 1

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This article was published 24/3/2012 (2855 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

AT BRIDGESTONE ARENA

Big picture

The big picture is starting to look bleak, Jets fans. There are still seven games left in the regular season, but Winnipeg is now six points back of Buffalo for the final playoff spot. That means the Jets are going to go on a heckuva run here in the final seven — three of which are at home — just to remain a player in the playoff hunt until the bitter end.

Little picture

The Jets' fourth line of Tim Stapleton, Spencer Machacek and Ben Maxwell scored the only goal and was solid. The No. 1 unit of Ladd-Little-Wheeler had some chances, but the second line of Kane-Burmistrov-Wellwood was invisible.

Game-breaker

Gabriel Bourque's goal midway through the second period gave the Preds a 2-zip lead. And a two-goal lead by one of the NHL's strongest defensive clubs presents a nightmare for any team trying to mount a comeback.

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SUMMARY

First Period

No Scoring.

Penalties — Enstrom Wpg (slashing) 5:11, Erat Nash (hooking) 12:52.

Second Period

1. Nashville, Halischuk 13 (Radulov, Klein) 2:56

2. Nashville, Bourque 5 (Spaling, A.Kostitsyn) 10:01

Penalties — Jones Wpg (tripping) 12:29, Byfuglien Wpg (roughing) 18:38.

Third Period

3. Winnipeg, Stapleton 11 (Machacek, Maxwell) 12:53

4. Nashville, Weber 15 (Fisher) 19:50 (en-pp)

Penalty — Byfuglien Wpg (hooking) 19:30.

Shots on goal by

Winnipeg799—25

Nashville10513—28

Goal — Winnipeg: Pavelec (L,28-26-7); Nashville: Rinne (W,40-16-8).

Power plays (goals-chances) — Winnipeg: 0-1; Nashville: 1-4.

Referees — Eric Furlatt, Kyle Rehman. Linesmen — Jonny Murray, Steve Miller.

Attendance — 17,113 (17,113).

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