The Nashville Predators got back on track this afternoon with a 2-0 win over the Calgary Flames.
The Nashville Predators have dropped defenseman Mattias Ekholm from their NHL roster this morning, just days after head coach Barry Trotz characterized his play as "horrible, absolutely horrible" against Vancouver.
Calgary represents an interesting test for the Preds, because unlike Edmonton and Vancouver, the two previous opponents on this road trip, the Flames are expected to be in the thick of what should be a wide-open chase for the final few playoff spots in the Western Conference this spring.
|- No scoring. Penalties - Brian McGrattan, Nashville (Tripping), 2:19; Tom Kostopoulos, Calgary (Roughing), 14:30.|
|- 1, Nashville Goal - Niclas Bergfors, from Jack Hillen and Brian McGrattan at 2:34. Penalties - David Legwand, Nashville (Tripping), 3:28; Cory Sarich, Calgary (Interference on goalkeeper), 16:34; Jordin Tootoo, Nashville (Tripping), 19:29.|
|- 2, Nashville Goal - Sergei Kostitsyn (2), from Craig Smith and Matt Halischuk at 14:36. Penalties - Craig Smith, Nashville (Hooking), 10:07; Jarome Iginla, Calgary (Tripping), 11:17.|