Predators get revenge on Flyers from Giroux's special farewell game originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Flyers were unable to steal another win from the Predators' playoff race as they suffered a 5-4 loss Sunday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
Mike Yeo's team trailed for no more than two and a half minutes all game. It surrendered the game-winning goal with 1:19 minutes left in the third period.
Travis Sanheim, Joel Farabee, Max Willman and James van Riemsdyk scored goals for the Flyers (21-34-11).
The club is 1-3-0 on its five-game road trip and 1-13-2 in its last 16 games away from home.
The Predators (38-24-4) currently hold the third and final playoff position in the Central Division.
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Ten days ago, the Flyers beat Nashville, 5-4, with a third-period rally in Claude Giroux's 1,000th game and farewell.
• In the second meeting, the Flyers held a 2-0 lead at first intermission despite being outshot 14-4.
Morgan Frost had a nice assist on Sanheim's game-opening marker. Farabee cushioned the lead to two with his 15th of the season.
A six-goal second period set up a 4-4 game entering the final stanza.
Willman made an excellent play by blocking a shot and sending a lead pass to himself to make it 3-1.
Nashville answered with three goals. Yakov Trenin finished with two in the period. The Predators' 4-3 lead was brief.
• Martin Jones, who was 2-2-0 with a 2.30 goals-against average and .929 save percentage in his last four outings, converted 30 saves on 35 shots.
Three of Nashville's goals came on redirections.
Predators netminder Juuse Saros struggled against the Flyers this season but did enough to win the second meeting with 19 saves.
He allowed the Flyers to score nine nine goals on 56 shots in the two matchups.
With under a minute left in the second period, van Riemsdyk beat Saros for a critical goal. Filip Forsberg had just given Nashville its first advantage at 4-3. The Predators are 27-0-1 when taking a lead into second intermission.
For van Riemsdyk, it was his third goal in the last four games and 17th on the season. He finished with a two-point night.
• After missing the Flyers' 6-3 loss Friday to the Avalanche because of a lower-body injury, Travis Konecny was back in the lineup against the Predators.
He collected an assist in 19:31 minutes.
• In his third career NHL game, Hayden Hodgson had his first career NHL fight.
At the beginning of the third period, the 26-year-old winger dropped the gloves with winger Tanner Jeannot.
The bout had serious thumping both ways.
Hodgson took an array of big shots and likely lost the fight, but he landed some good punches, too.
Jeannot was terrific all night, scoring the game-winning goal and also recording two assists.
• Prior to the game, the Flyers signed prospect Noah Cates to his two-year entry-level contract.
• The Flyers wrap up their road trip Tuesday when they visit the Wild (8 p.m. ET/NBCSP+).
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