Nashville Predators 2, LA Kings 1: Tanner Jeannot, usurper

Asia's Tech News Daily

Tonight, the Nashville Predators clashed with the Los Angeles Kings in their third game of the season. After watching 40 minutes of some of the most mind-numbing hockey in recent memory and 20 minutes of fun stuff, we bring you this recap of the evening’s events.

© Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images

What went right?

The Predators jumped on the Kings early and for the most part kept things even or better, outside of a stretch following the game’s opening goal by Anze Kopitar. The forwards won puck battles and took the puck to the net; the defense was mostly up to the task of limiting LA to the perimeter. Juuse Saros looked perfectly fine.

Tanner Jeannot remains one of the bright spots on a roster that feels devoid of hope, even if we’re in the infancy of this season. The physical, play-driving fourth liner propelled the Herd yet again, while also providing one of his ubiquitous “take a dirt nap” checks on Drew Doughty.

SHEEEESH pic.twitter.com/WPdnaOAuYA

Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) October 20, 2021

Filip Forsberg and Yakov Trenin also stood out in this game. The former produced a few beautiful looks off of the rush, while the latter received/lobbed some accurate stretch passing to challenge Kings goalie Cal Petersen. Nashville didn’t lack for scoring looks by any means, despite what the final tallies for both sides indicates.

Petersen save on Forsberg: https://t.co/TkD5WOb1O9#LAKings #GoKingsGo #Preds #LAKvsNSH pic.twitter.com/boBG8HqeAj

— Eric (@kingsgifs2) October 20, 2021

Matt Duchene dunked home a rebound on the power play for his first of the year, tying the game at 1-1. Good effort by No. 95, whose tally was a product of his intelligent positioning prior to the puck trickling out.

POWER

PLAY

GOALLLLLL@gohermitage | #Preds pic.twitter.com/29SqYI9Jmx

— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) October 20, 2021

Jeannot buried a puck off of a brilliant dish by Colton Sissons, notching a game-winning goal to go with his posterization of Doughty earlier.

LET’S GO, JEANNOT!! pic.twitter.com/ur1jkk3Fbr

— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) October 20, 2021

Lastly, Eeli Tolvanen continued to shoot the puck at a prodigious rate, something that should eventually result in goals for the young winger. Given that he’s currently one of the only members of Nashville’s core prospect group that’s receiving consistent playing time, his confidence to pull the trigger is an encouraging sign when considering how his development is tracking (with Tolvanen trending towards being a solid, play-driving top six forward).

What went wrong?

The Preds could not buy a goal to save their lives for much of this contest. Stuffing the puck into the pads of Cal Petersen made up the majority of offensive looks; this was listless, directionless, and boring hockey of the highest level (hmm, sounds like the vibe surrounding this franchise’s front office at the moment).

Juuse Saros allowed a goal to Anze Kopitar that he’d probably like to have back, even if it didn’t end up mattering all that much. Facing a guy who’s scorching hot and allowing a goal from distance isn’t the end of the world.

Can you get @NHL First Star of the Week two weeks in a row?

Asking for @AnzeKopitar. #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/cKKpv34GpK

— LA Kings (@LAKings) October 20, 2021

Nashville still looks like a team composed of a bunch of clones of Nick Cousins, propelling offense semi-effectively against weaker competition and yet never producing anything tangible from that momentum. The scratching of Phil Myers and Phil Tomasino for lesser talents is frustrating at best, and violently stupid at worst, depending on how your perspective aligns.

This team is set to be painfully mediocre. Still, a win is a win. I hope they prove me wrong.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Japan bans entry of foreign visitors as omicron spreads

The Associated PressJapanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks to reporters at his official residence in Tokyo Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Kishida said Monday that Japan is considering stepping up border ... Read more »

Ravens overcome Jackson's 4 INTs, beat Browns 16-10

BALTIMORE (AP) — Lamar Jackson provided one brilliant highlight during an otherwise subpar performance and his 13-yard touchdown pass to Mark Andrews in the third quarter was enough to lift ... Read more »

'Use this technology to monitor the progression': How space tech can help the world fight the pandemic

Michael Strahan, former football star and host of “Good Morning America,” will be taking off with a crew of five other passengers on Dec. 9, amidst a global pandemic and ... Read more »

NY Mets close to signing All-Star starting pitcher Max Scherzer, report says

The New York Mets are closing on signing All-Star starting pitcher Max Scherzer, according to a report from MLB Network. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.Update ... Read more »

Fallet mot allsvenske spelaren upp i hovrätten

© Andreas Hillergren/TT Den åtalade ex-allsvenske spelaren under förhandlingarna i tingsrätten, som friade honom helt. Nu tas det påstådda mutbrottet upp i hovrätten. Arkivbild. Den mutåtalade ex-allsvenske spelaren friades helt ... Read more »

Ravens overcome Lamar Jackson's four interceptions to beat Browns, move into slot for AFC's No. 1 seed

BALTIMORE – A week after illness sidelined him and forced his team to turn to backup Tyler Huntley in a win over the Chicago Bears, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson ... Read more »

Bowl Projections, College Football Playoff Predictions: Week 13

2021 College Football News bowl projections, predictions and possible matchups for the College Football Playoff: Week 13 CFN 1-130 Rankings | AP | Coaches Bowl Eligible Teams | Week 13 ... Read more »

Watch: Lamar Jackson and Mark Andrews connect for incredible touchdown

The Baltimore Ravens are facing off against the Cleveland Browns in a heated AFC North divisional matchup. The first half of the contest was extremely sloppy on both sides, with ... Read more »

Davante Adams throws shade at Odell Beckham Jr. for choosing Rams over Packers

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams threw some friendly shade towards Odell Beckham Jr. for signing with the Los Angeles Rams. © Provided by Fansided Odell Beckham Jr. played ... Read more »

NFL Twitter can't believe how sloppy, bad Browns-Ravens is on SNF

NFL Twitter users tried to process the first half of Sunday’s sloppy Baltimore Ravens-Cleveland Browns game. © Provided by Fansided The Week 12 slate of NFL games on Sunday concluded ... Read more »

DE Jonathan Greenard says Texans weren't consistent enough to stop the Jets' run game

Normally when a team is leading 14-3 in the second quarter, the run game starts to shut downs. Instead, the New York Jets remained undeterred and kept feeding their stable ... Read more »

College Football World Reacts To Kirk Herbstreit's Big Question

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit has a big question for the college football world regarding the playoff situation. © Provided by The Spun Kirk Herbstreit walks on the field ... Read more »

Kirk Cousins Explains What Happened With Embarrassing Play

Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback Kirk Cousins made a pretty embarrassing mistake against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. © Provided by The Spun Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins throwing a ... Read more »

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook to have MRI tomorrow

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook was carted off the field on Sunday. Cook suffered a shoulder dislocation during the game, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. © Provided by Vikings Wire ... Read more »

49ers awaiting MRIs for Deebo Samuel, Fred Warner

The 49ers beat the Vikings on Sunday, but saw two key players leave the game because of injury. Wide receiver Deebo Samuel and linebacker Fred Warner both exited Sunday’s game ... Read more »

Everyone's Saying The Same Thing About Baker Mayfield Tonight

The 2021 NFL regular season was seen by many as a make-or-break year for Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. © Provided by The Spun Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield on ... Read more »

Myles Garrett shook hands with Lamar Jackson after the Ravens' QB made an impossible TD throw

When you’re playing against Lamar Jackson, there’s always a possibility he’ll make you look like a fool on defense. © Provided by For The Win Myles Garrett found this out ... Read more »

Lincoln Riley will find immediate success with USC football

USC football has struggled in recent years, but make no mistake, new head coach Lincoln Riley can turn things around immediately for the Trojans. © Provided by Fansided All new ... Read more »

Lyon 0-3 Rangers hailed as club's 'greatest ever result' - but do you agree?

Lyon 0 Rangers 3, October 2, 2007 It all seemed a bit surreal. Nobody went to Lyon and won 0-3. Not least a team from Scotland. But on Tuesday 2 ... Read more »

Bucks use huge third period to defeat Pacers for seventh straight win

© Provided by SPIN.ph By Phillip B. Wilson, AP INDIANAPOLIS — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points and 13 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks extended their winning streak to seven, routing ... Read more »

Lamar Jackson throws four interceptions but Browns still can't beat the Ravens

When you pick off the opposing quarterback four times, you need to win. The Cleveland Browns couldn't do it. Lamar Jackson made several mistakes on Sunday night in a weird ... Read more »

Should defendants be paying for court costs?

Whether or not defendants should be ordered to pay court costs is coming before the Michigan Supreme Court, however local officials argue it doesn't affect judges' impartiality. A state law ... Read more »

Two early fantasy football waiver wire pickups for Week 13

Jamaal Williams, RB, Detroit Lions (39 percent rostered) To the dismay of fantasy managers set to enjoy D'Andre Swift getting a ton of work on Thanksgiving, the talented back was ... Read more »

Baltic lawmakers meet Taiwan's Tsai, stepping up cooperation

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Lawmakers from all three Baltic states met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday in a sign of further cooperation between European Union nations and Taiwan. It ... Read more »

Japan says it is suspending entry of foreign visitors from around the world as new coronavirus variant spreads

TOKYO — Japan says it is suspending entry of foreign visitors from around the world as new coronavirus variant spreads. Read more »

OU football: Lincoln Riley says he's 'not going to be the next head coach at LSU'

STILLWATER — The coaching carousel is a ride that stops for no one. Apparently Lincoln Riley is ready to step off the ride. When asked about the LSU opening after ... Read more »

Philippines launches campaign to vaccinate 9 million people in three days

1 / 3Philippines launches campaign to vaccinate 9 million people in three daysPhilippines kicks off three-day mass vaccination drive MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines launched on Monday an ambitious drive ... Read more »

Für Steffen Hofmann endet "sehr coole Zeit" mit 2:2 in Ried

© APA/HANS PUNZ Die Tage von Hofmann als Interimstrainer sind vorbei Steffen Hofmann hat sich mit einem 2:2-Remis in Ried als Interimstrainer von Fußball-Rekordmeister Rapid verabschiedet. Wenige Minuten nach dem ... Read more »

Opinion: Star-studded Los Angeles Rams are now riddled with red flags amid skid

GREEN BAY, Wis. – This was not part of the plan for the Los Angeles Rams to go all-in for a championship run. The drubbing at Lambeau Field on Sunday ... Read more »

Mini van nearly hits 2 Sioux Falls police, officers shoot at van

Two Sioux Falls Police Department officers were almost hit by a mini van trying to flee from police, which resulted in police firing at the vehicle, according to a news ... Read more »

PSU profs: Gun violence soared during the pandemic – but the reasons why are complex

In a new study, we found that the overall U.S. gun violence rate rose by 30% during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the year before. In ... Read more »

George Kittle on Mike Zimmer's holding complaints: Tell your guys to make better plays

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.Update your settings here to see it. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was asked about his team’s issues stopping the run ... Read more »

Sources: Oregon coordinator Joe Moorhead top candidate for Akron head coaching job

Oregon offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead has emerged as the leading candidate to be the next head coach at Akron, according to sources. A deal could be finalized within the next ... Read more »

Tennis: Djokovic likely to skip Australian Open over vaccine mandate, says father

Read more »

Record crowd watches Nets lose to Suns

The Nets lost to the red-hot Suns 113-107 on Saturday, dropping a marquee home game in front of the largest crowd the team has hosted since moving to Brooklyn (18,071). ... Read more »

Bryant Jr. lifts Norfolk St. past Hampton 70-61

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Bryant Jr. had 20 points as Norfolk State beat Hampton 70-61 on Sunday night at the HBCU Challenge. Bryant Jr. hit all 12 of his foul ... Read more »

Scammers are sending fake 'store' surveys and impersonating Amazon. Here's what to watch out for.

Fake survey scams have been cropping up as shoppers pounce on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, the Better Business Bureau warns. Scammers send you a text message that appears ... Read more »

Is this the best version of Warriors star Stephen Curry we've ever seen?

Stephen Curry has been otherworldly in the early part of the 2021-22 season. If there was an MVP handed out for the first quarter of the season, the trophy would ... Read more »

Suspect in stabbing death of nude man found on Brooklyn street held without bail

A man accused of fatally stabbing a man left naked and wounded on a Brooklyn street was ordered held without bail Sunday. Brooklyn prosecutors charged Vito Bauza, 56, with murder ... Read more »

Liensberger sucht noch nach der Stabilität und dem Gas

© APA/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA Nicht jeder Schwung sitzt derzeit bei Liensberger Katharina Liensberger ist von ihrer Topform noch ein Stück entfernt. Die Vorarlbergerin hat nach Platz vier im Slalom ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic