After falling behind early and battling back to tie the score three times in the final period, the Nashville Predators ultimately began the 2023-24 season with a 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday at Amalie Arena.
- O’Reilly’s goal was the 257th of his career and his first as a member of the Predators. O’Reilly also led all Preds forwards with 21:59 of ice time.
- Forsberg (2a) and O’Reilly (1g-1a) tied for the Preds lead in points with two apiece.
- Gustav Nyquist recorded his first point as a member of the Predators with an assist on Novak’s power-play goal.
The Predators return to Nashville to host the Seattle Kraken in Thursday’s home opener at Bridgestone Arena. The puck drops at 7 p.m. CT, with the game broadcast on Bally Sports South and 102.5 The Game.