Lee Stempniak broke out of a 17-game goal-less drought when he snapped a shot past Carter Hutton in the first period. His last goal came on Dec. 7 against the Edmonton Oilers.
The Flames allowed two power play goals in the game. In the first period, with Matt Stajan in the sin bin for interference, Shea Weber loaded up a bomb from the point that flew past Karri Ramo. In the third period, Craig Smith pounced on a loose puck and knocked it in.
Just 55 seconds into the third period, Ryan Ellis gave the Preds the lead.
The Flames had one goal waved off as the refs deemed there was a high stick on the play. That came in the third period while the Flames were on the power play.
Mikael Backlund has goals in three straight games. He slipped the puck past Carter Hutton at 13:07 of the third period.
Jiri Hudler registered two assists in the game. He has 27 helpers to his name this year.