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      ???It will be mostly clear for the rest of your Saturday night with temps falling back into the low 50s,??? said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
      ???It will be mostly clear for the rest of your Saturday night with temps falling back into the low 50s,??? said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
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    Saturday, November 30th (All times Eastern)

    Philadelphia Flyers (11-12-2) at Nashville Predators (13-11-2), 8 p.m.

    (SportsNetwork.com) - The Nashville Predators will try to bounce back from their fourth shutout loss in November when they host the Philadelphia Flyers in Saturday's battle at Bridgestone Arena.

    Nashville has compiled a 7-6-0 record this month and the club has been held without a goal in four of those losses. In fact, both of the Predators' two setbacks during a current 5-2-0 stretch came via a shutout, including Thursday's 3-0 defeat at the hands of visiting Edmonton.

    The Oilers scored twice in a span of 51 seconds during the second period and Ilya Bryzgalov turned aside all 33 Nashville shots to help Edmonton secure the shutout victory in Music City.

    "We talked before the game that we needed to get in the hard areas and throw some pucks, but obviously we didn't play hard enough in those hard areas," Predators head coach Barry Trotz said.

    Marek Mazanec stopped 25 shots on Thursday, but the rookie couldn't help Nashville pick up a third straight win. Mazanec is 5-4-0 on the season and could garner a 10th consecutive start in net on Saturday.

    The 22-year-old Czech goaltender has never faced Philadelphia during his brief career. Nashville backup Carter Hutton also has no experience playing against the Flyers.

    All told, Nashville has been shut out six times this season and five of those occurrences came on the heels of a win. The Predators are averaging 2.31 goals per game this season, placing them 24th in the NHL -- one spot ahead of the Flyers.

    Predators defenseman Shea Weber, who leads his club with seven goals this season, was injured in Thursday's loss when he suffered a cut to his face after getting hit with a puck. He left the game after the incident in the second period and did not return.

    Weber is questionable for Saturday's contest, as are forwards Filip Forsberg and Patric Hornqvist, who have both been sidelined recently with upper-body injuries. Forsberg has sat out the past seven games with his injury, while Hornqvist has missed the last three.

    Philadelphia is averaging 2.16 goals per game and was right around that number on Friday, when it notched a 2-1 win over the visiting Winnipeg Jets.

    The Black Friday matinee began at 11:30 a.m. (et) and Philadelphia wasted no time in getting on the board, as Scott Hartnell took advantage of a turnover to give the Flyers a 1-0 edge just 48 seconds into the game.

    Sean Couturier added a short-handed score for the Flyers in the early stages of the second period and Steve Mason stopped 25-of-26 shots to help the home team hold on for the win. The victory halted a two-game slide and was Philadelphia's fourth win in six games.

    "As long as you get two points it's a great thing, but it's a big win for us," said Hartnell. "We had two bad games for us there on the road."

    The Flyers will begin their longest road trip of the season on Saturday, as the tilt in Nashville marks the first of six in a row away from the City of Brotherly Love. Philadelphia is 4-5-2 on the road this season and has lost three straight as the guest.

    Nashville is 6-4-1 as the host this season and is playing the second test of a four-game homestand tonight.

    The Flyers have taken two of three in the series with Nashville and are 3-1-1 over the past five encounters. The Preds, however, have won three straight on home ice in this matchup and are 3-2-0 with a pair of ties in the seven all- time encounters in Music City.

    11/30 10:34:22 ET

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      Great 38: Win tickets to Daytona 500

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      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

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      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

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      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
      More>>

      How this guide dog helps one blind triathlete chase her Paralympic dream

      Updated:

      Every time Paralympic hopeful Amy Dixon makes it to the end of another grueling triathlon, she knows her trusty companion will be waiting for her at the finish line. Sixteen years after she lost vision in her right eye, which she says she viewed as "a death sentence" at the time,  More>>

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      Legoland Florida Hotel will welcome its first guests a month earlier than previously expected.During an announcement Thursday, Legoland executives announced May 15 as the revised opening date.  More>>

      3 rhinos escape from safari zoo, return safely Video included

      Updated:

      Three rhinoceroses escaped from their site at a safari zoo in Israel this week, NBC reported.  More>>

      VIRAL VIDEO: Bossy 4-year-old girl feeds 6 pit bull dogs

      Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube
      Updated:

      A video of a very authoritative 4-year-old girl feeding six very obedient pit pulls in the middle of a kitchen has gone viral on the web and is prompting a heated debate about the pit bull breed.
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      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | January 17-18 Video included

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      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
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      'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

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      Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. More>>

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      • Beautiful weather to end weekend in Tampa Bay

        Beautiful weather to end weekend in Tampa Bay

        Saturday, January 31 2015 6:48 PM EST2015-01-31 23:48:18 GMT
        ???It will be mostly clear for the rest of your Saturday night with temps falling back into the low 50s,??? said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
        ???It will be mostly clear for the rest of your Saturday night with temps falling back into the low 50s,??? said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
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