Nashville suffered its third loss of the season with a 5-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers at Bridgestone Arena Saturday.
But, you can’t put any of the blame on Filip Forsberg. The forward notched a hat-trick in the loss, and added to his already impressive stats for the season.
After the loss, Forsberg now has 14 points in just 11 games and his 10 goals are tied for most in the NHL.
He did, of course, say said he would rather have the win, but it’s a long season and losses will happen.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t make losing any easier for a team who expects to win every time they step on the ice.
“It’s going to happen that you lose games,” said captain Roman Josi. “This group takes a lot of pride in playing well and some nights you play well and you’re just not going to win.”
They also expect to win in their own house.
“It’s always frustrating to lose in our own building,” said alternate captain Mattias Ekholm. “I think we should always expect to win here and that’s first and foremost, but I think we should take it as a positive that we’re battling. I think both in New Jersey and tonight we never give up. We’re really working our butts off and we’re really trying to do the right thing and sometimes it just doesn’t happen for us and tonight was one of those nights.”
The Predators will host the defending Western Conference champions, the Vegas Golden Knights, on Tuesday at 7 p.m.