- Nashville wasted no time getting on the board, as Martin Erat finished off a beautiful tic-tac-toe play to give the Preds the lead at 4:08. Erat is clearly the Preds most offensively talented player, and he's definitely answered the call over the past several games, as he overtook Shea Weber for the team lead in points with his tally.
- At 7:40, the Preds extended their lead on the power play, as Sergei Kostitsyn made a slick pass between his legs to Patric Hornqvist, who quickly ripped a shot from the slot past Devan Dubnyk.
- Despite Nashville's fast start, they took their foot off the gas, and Edmonton turned up the pressure for the rest of the period, using their abundance of speed to create several scoring chances.
- Edmonton continued to pour on the pressure, and once again had several close calls in the opening minutes of the period.
- Nashville upped their lead to 3-0 at 7:00, as David Legwand used a Hornqvist altercation at center ice as a distraction and broke in on Dubnyk, sending a powerful backhander by the Oilers netminder.
- Edmonton finally broke through on the power play at 9:38, as Jordan Eberle got the rebound of an Andrew Cogliano shot and scored backdoor.
- Both teams exchange scoring chances throughout the period, but neither team budged, and Nashville was able to hang on for two more huge points.
- David Legwand was everywhere tonight, registering a goal, assist (should've been two), and five shots on goal in just over 20 minutes of ice time.
- Pekka Rinne kept doing his thing after taking the day off on Sunday. What else is there to say? He's the reason why the Preds are still in the thick of the playoff hunt, and how he plays will dictate if this team makes the playoffs, and how deep a run they potentially can make.