Tampa Bay Lightning Fall To Predators 3-1

December 02, 2016

In the first of three home games this week, the Predators won their fourth consecutive game at Bridgestone Arena, beating the Lightning 3-1 on Monday. They have a 6-1-1 home record this season, having earned 13 of their 19 points in Nashville.

Home sweet home: Bridgestone Arena is where the Predators have had most of their success this season. Defeating the Lightning, who entered Monday's game with a league-leading seven road wins and a 4-0 record on their five-game trip, was the product of a complete effort, which has happened infrequently this season. Nashville held Tampa Bay, one of the NHL's better offensive teams, to 25 shots.

 

NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) pushes the puck up ice during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) pushes the puck up ice during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21November 21, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) November 21, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) fights with Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) late during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) fights with Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) late during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21November 21, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov (89) controls the puck during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) November 21, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov (89) controls the puck during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21November 21, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) deflects the puck during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) November 21, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) deflects the puck during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21November 21, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) blocks the shot of Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (12) during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) November 21, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) blocks the shot of Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (12) during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators right wing James Neal (18) takes a shot a goal during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators right wing James Neal (18) takes a shot a goal during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) gets the puck away from Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) gets the puck away from Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov (89) fight for the loose puck during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov (89) fight for the loose puck during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks the shot from Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks the shot from Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks the shot from Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) and collides into Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks the shot from Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) controls the puck during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) controls the puck during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a glove save from the shot of Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a glove save from the shot of Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21NHL 2016: Lightning vs Predators NOV 21November 21, 2016 A brawl ensues after Tampa Bay Lightning right wing J.T. Brown (23) and Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) fight and benches clear during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) November 21, 2016 A brawl ensues after Tampa Bay Lightning right wing J.T. Brown (23) and Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) fight and benches clear during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)