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On Saturday night, the Hurricanes played in the back end of a back-to-back, hosting the Nashville Predators. The Canes battled their way to earn one point in Pittsburgh on Friday night, losing in the shootout. Nashville, meanwhile, was coming off an impressive 3-0 road win in Montréal on Thursday.
In the first period, Carolina looked like an exhausted team, as they only managed three shots on goal in the first period. They did, however, score a goal, putting themselves reluctantly in the driver’s seat. Nashville tied it early in the second, and from there on out, neither team wanted to take control of the game. It ended 1-1, and overtime didn’t solve anything. The Preds won in the shootout, and Carolina got their second consolation point in a row.
On Friday night, in front of a sparse crowd, the Hurricanes lost their preseason opener 4-2 to the Nashville Predators. While some of the stars sat this one out, Eric Staal, Erik Cole, Tuomo Ruutu, Ray Whitney and Cam Ward were among the Canes regulars who suited up for the exhibition. All reports indicate that some of these guys were in season form while some of the younger guys were definitely not.
Erik Cole scored the first goal of the game on the power play late in the first period. The Canes had a woeful time on the power play, converting only one of seven opportunities.