Preds Unable to Find Equalizer, Fall to Flyers

December 26, 2016

Bridgestone Arena-Wayne Simmonds scored twice on the power play as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Nashville Predators by a 4-2 final on Sunday night at Bridgestone Arena. The defeat is just Nashville's second regulation loss at home this season and moves their overall record to 11-9-4.

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators center Frederick Gaudreau (32) skates behind the net during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators center Frederick Gaudreau (32) skates behind the net during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) stops the ricochet the puck past Philadelphia Flyers center Nick Cousins (25) during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) stops the ricochet the puck past Philadelphia Flyers center Nick Cousins (25) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson (51) checks Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto (15) into the board during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson (51) checks Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto (15) into the board during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers left wing Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (78) checks Nashville Predators defenseman Yannick Weber (7) into the boards during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers left wing Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (78) checks Nashville Predators defenseman Yannick Weber (7) into the boards during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek (93) during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek (93) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) scores a goal past Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) scores a goal past Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) scores a goal past Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) scores a goal past Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers center Brayden Schenn (10) and Philadelphia Flyers left wing Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (78) celebrate the goal of Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers center Brayden Schenn (10) and Philadelphia Flyers left wing Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (78) celebrate the goal of Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) blocks a shot during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) blocks a shot during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers center Chris VandeVelde (76) cuts behind the net during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers center Chris VandeVelde (76) cuts behind the net during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) jumps out of the way of the puck during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) jumps out of the way of the puck during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) picks a fight with Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto (15) during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) picks a fight with Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto (15) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (56) during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (56) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (56) flips a shot at goal during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (56) flips a shot at goal during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) has the puck deflect off of his helmet during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) has the puck deflect off of his helmet during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) just gets his stick on the puck during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) just gets his stick on the puck during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers left wing Michael Raffl (12) celebrates the win with Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers left wing Michael Raffl (12) celebrates the win with Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers celebrate the win during a hockey match between the Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers celebrate the win during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)