For all the good things the Nashville Predators did last season to win the Presidents’ Trophy Justin Williams Jersey , there was one nagging problem, which they’ve yet to solve in the first three games of the 2018-19 season.The Predators can’t stay out of the penalty box, and it came back to bite them Tuesday night in a 3-0 loss to Calgary that spoiled their home opener. Continued penalty issues could spell doom on Thursday night when they host the Winnipeg Jets in the teams’ first meeting since a riveting Western Conference semifinal last spring.After playing a reasonably clean game with just three minors and one shorthanded situation in the season opener on Oct. 4 at the New York Rangers, Nashville (2-1-0) drew five minors and had to kill off four power plays in a 4-3 win Saturday night at the New York Islanders.Article continues below ...The Predators then took three minors in the first 25 minutes Tuesday night, and the Flames converted two of those into goals to set the tone. Forced into chase mode the rest of the way, Nashville couldn’t solve up-and-down goalie Mike Smith, who was on the up side of a 43-save shutout.“We did good things, we just couldn’t find a way to score and that was definitely frustrating http://www.officialhurricanes.com/authentic-adidas-rod-brind_amour-jersey ,” Predators center Ryan Johansen said. “We wanted to get the building involved and we were trying, but tonight wasn’t our night.”Nor was it Nashville’s night the last time it saw Winnipeg, which was on May 10 in Game 7 of a entertaining, back-and-forth series between the league’s two best regular-season teams. The Jets chased Pekka Rinne with two goals on shots Rinne badly wanted back, then pulled away in the third period for a 5-1 win that wrapped up a 4-3 series victory and their first trip to a conference final.While these aren’t the same teams that skated up and down the Bridgestone Arena ice on a warm spring night, they’re still mostly intact. And the home crowd is sure to remember that Winnipeg ended what they presumed would be a run to the Stanley Cup.“It’ll probably get hyped up more just because of what happened last year, and I think that’s just the way things go from previous years when teams come back and they reconnect the next year,” Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. “There’s always more of a hot button to it Scott Darling Jersey , but at the end of the day it’s a new season.”One that the Jets (2-1-0) have started with great expectations after their best NHL season. They played their home opener as well on Tuesday night but unlike Nashville, they sent the home crowd out of the rink in a good mood after dispatching Los Angeles 2-1.The final score didn’t reflect Winnipeg’s domination. The Jets owned major advantages in shots on goal (39-17), 5-on-5 shot attempts (56-33) and faceoff wins (37-21).“We generate chances, zone time, from a certain type of mentality of what pucks we shoot and which ones we don’t,” Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice said. “When we shoot the ones we want, we’re able to carry and maintain our speed in the offensive zone.” DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings earned and got some breaks while extending their season-high winning streak to three games.Justin Abdelkader scored a short-handed goal midway through the third period and Trevor Daley put the puck in an empty net for another short-handed score in the final minute, helping Detroit beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Thursday night.“We’re getting some bounces Youth Sebastian Aho Jersey ,” Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall said.The Devils pulled goaltender Cory Schneider with about 1 1/2 minutes left and a Detroit penalty gave them a two-man advantage. Daley cleared the puck from below Detroit’s goal line and it caromed off the boards and into the net with 42.8 seconds left, giving the Red Wings a two-goal lead they needed.“I wouldn’t say it was luck,” Devils coach John Hynes said. “They won the faceoff clean and wound up getting a good bounce. They dug in, won the faceoff, won it clean, and had an opportunity to at least have a chance to make that type of play.”Marcus Johansson scored for New Jersey with 4 seconds left on a goal that stood after review.Jimmy Howard made 25 saves for the Red Wings, who dropped their first seven games and nine of their first 10 overall in the worst start in franchise history.“Momentum is a huge part of this league, and that’s helping us a lot right now Authentic Teuvo Teravainen Jersey ,” coach Jeff Blashill said.Schneider stopped 27 shots for the Devils, who have lost five of six after opening the season with four wins.“I think right now there’s a confidence issue,” Johansson said.Hynes insisted he’s not concerned.“You don’t instill confidence in anybody. You earn your confidence,” he said. “When we decide to play the right way and get more competitive and do the right things, that’s when confidence comes in.”Michael Rasmussen pulled Detroit into a tie with a power-play goal at the 4:59 mark of the third shortly after Sami Vatanen put New Jersey ahead.Detroit’s Martin Frk scored 7:54 into the game on a power play. New Jersey’s Blake Coleman tied the game late in the second.Luke Glendening took the puck away from New Jersey’s Will Butcher in Detroit’s end to set up Abdelkader’s go-ahead goal. The forward carried the puck up the ice and got a shot on net, leading to Abdelkader scoring off the rebound.“I’m the most important penalty killer, and I didn’t do a good enough job,” Schneider said. “They got two special-teams goals off rebounds and I really think I should have had their first power-play goal. It was a hard shot Womens Victor Rask Jersey , but I need to get around to that.”Hynes disagreed with Schneider’s assessment of his performance.“I thought he played pretty well for some of the looks he got, some of the traffic, he made some big saves,” Hynes said. “From his part, that’s an encouraging sign for us.”NOTES: Wade Megan, a 28-year-old center, made his Detroit debut and played in his fourth NHL game. He took Joe Hicketts‘ roster spot after the 22-year-old defenseman was sent to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. … The Devils scratched F Stefan Noesen with an upper-body injury.UP NEXTDevils: Travel to play the New York Islanders on Saturday night.Red Wings: Host Edmonton on Saturday night.