Nashville Predators vs Florida Panthers 02/05/2021 – Fans were put at the edge of their seats, albeit at home, as the Nashville Predators and the Florida Panthers engaged in a nail-biter of the match on Thursday. The visiting Predators displayed great mental resolve, pulling off a 6-5 escape in OT to seize the first game of a back-to-back against the Panthers. Part two of the Central Division faceoff will immediately take place on Friday still at the BB&T Center in Sunrise at 07:00 PM Eastern Time. Fans can catch the game at Fox Sports Florida and NHL.TV. The Panthers are poised to split the virtual series as the NHL Betting Lines tag them as -125 slight favorites to win, while the visitors are offered at +105.
Nashville Predators vs Florida Panthers 02/05/2021
When: Friday, February 5, 7:00 PM ET
Where: BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida
Nashville Predators vs Florida Panthers 02/05/2021 Betting Odds:
|Nashville Predators||+1 (-200)||5.5 o (-118)||+105|
|Florida Panthers||-1 (+220)||5.5 u (-118)||-125|
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— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) February 5, 2021
Filip Forsberg and Matt Duchene took the cudgels on offense for the Nashville Predators on Thursday and helped the team snapp a two-game losing streak. Not only did the duo provide the needed points to squeak past the Panthers, but they made sure that their respective scoring contribution would come when it counted most. With 57 seconds left in regulation, Duchene summoned his grit and scored the game-tying goal to send the match to the extended period. Forsberg then took over in OT, scoring the eventual game winner just one minute into the period. But despite the dramatic win, there is still a lot of work to do for Nashville in their bid to catch up with their division rivals who are above them in the NHL Regular Season standings.
Players to watch: F. Forsberg LW G 6 A 5 PTS 11, V. Arvidsson RW G 2 A 5 PTS 7, M. Granlund C G 3 A 3 PTS 6
The Panthers did not want to point fingers following the heartbreaking loss to the Predators, but skeptics believe that lapses on the part of goalie Sergei Bobrovsky were a huge contributing factor that led to the late-game collapse. The team was comfortably leading 5-3 in the third period when Bobrovsky let his guard down, allowing the Predators to launch a major uprising and eventually steal the win. Panthers coach Joel Quenneville refused to blame his netminder for the loss, saying the latter “was OK.” Instead, the tactician shifted his focus and heaped praises on winger Jonathan Huberdeau, who notched his first career hat trick while posting his first five-point game as well. Quenneville, though, is hoping for a better performance from his team overall as they brace for a major comeback.
Players to watch: J. Huberdeau LW G 4 A 8 PTS 12, A. Barkov C G 3 A 6 PTS 9, P. Hornqvist RW G 5 A 3 PTS 8
Nashville Predators vs Florida Panthers Betting Predictions
Nashville is 3-6 SU in their last 9 games against Florida.
Predators are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida.
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Nashville’s last 20 games played in February.
Predators are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games played on a Friday.
Panthers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida’s last 6 games against Nashville.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games when playing at home against Nashville.
Panthers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Central conference.
Predators vs Panthers Betting Picks
The home team will score a huge bounce-back win against the Predators. The hosts will make sure that a meltdown will not happen this time. Expect them to control the pace of the game and play with a higher level of intensity on the defensive end. Although the Predators will come out with the same lethal attack, the Panthers’ will be more prepared to make sure that their home ice is protected.
Score Prediction: Predators 3, Panthers 5.