The Nashville Predators returned to Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night to host Kevin Fiala and the Minnesota Wild. Nashville holds a 25-9-(2)-4 record at Bridgestone Arena against the division rival, and they have not lost at home to the opponent since Dec. 27, 2016.
Matt Borowiecki and Dante Fabbro made their return to the lineup as their team looks to close out the last 14 games of the regular season to earn a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
It was evident it would be a physical matchup, as Michael McCarron and Borowiecki teamed up for three fights just in the first period, with each tossing the gloves before the game clock hit five minutes.
It wasn’t long before NHL’s Star of the Month for March put the puck behind goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. With good passing along the perimeter and Nick Cousins set as a screen, Captain Roman Josi released a shot during the man advantage for the club’s leader in points to earn his 19th goal of the season and first point of the night.