Predators goaltender Mike Dunham got the win for Nashville by stopping 25 of the 26 Penguins shots. Jean-Sebastian Aubin took the loss in the nets for Pittsburgh even though he made 30 saves on 32 shots, with the third Nashville goal into an empty net.
The NHL would continue to play some exhibition games in Europe following the final game in Japan in 2000. The Colorado Avalanche played a game in Sweden against Brynas in 2001 and the Toronto Maple Leafs went to both Sweden and Finland in 2003 for games against Djurgardens IF, Farjestads BK and Jokerit of Helsinki. Those games would not count in the standings until the more recent NHL Premiere series began when the Anaheim Ducks played against the Los Angeles Kings in London, England's 02 Arena with a pair of games to kick off the 2007-08 season.
The Premiere games were held in Europe one final time in 2011, the fifth consecutive season the NHL schedule began overseas. The schedule was a bit more complex, as the four teams swapped opponents in games played in three different cities. The Anaheim Ducks defeated the Buffalo Sabres in Helsinki while the Kings beat the New York Rangers in overtime in Stockholm. The next day the Ducks traveled to Sweden to meet the Rangers, who they defeated in a shootout. Meanwhile, both the Sabres and the Kings relocated to Berlin, Germany in a game won by Buffalo. To date, these are the final games played by NHL teams outside North America, including exhibition games.
All four teams wore the same truncated patch lacking the flag of the host nation in 2011, an unsatisfying compromise owing to three of the clubs playing in two different countries on consecutive days.
The Predators took to the ice wearing this style jersey for their inaugural 1998-99 season and it remained unchanged until the 2005-06 season when the shoulder patches were changed to a saber-toothed tiger skull logo. It would continue to be used with the new secondary logos through the 2006-07 season after which the team got new jerseys upon the arrival of Reebok as the new league supplier.