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The Nashville Predators are needing a “Rocky”-esque comeback to this road trip to begin turning their season around. The Predators are 1-2-3 on the year and one of only four teams with one win (Calgary, Washington and Florida-all at the bottom of the standings). The L.A. Kings are 9th in the West, one place above Nashville, and have started out mediocre coming off their Stanley Cup winning season a year ago.
Game time is at 9:30 P.M. and can be heard on the Predators flagship station 102.5 the Game with Tom Callahan and Stu Grimson with the play-by-play and color commentary and the Voice of the Nashville Predators, Pete Weber, alongside the insurmountable Terry Crisp are on the call for FS Tennessee.
The Predators are stuck in a quagmire where no one seems to know how to right the ship. The captain is “frustrated,” the coaching staff is perplexed and the fans are getting downright riotous over the first six games of the year. Nashville has...
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According to Josh Cooper of The Tennessean, the Nashville Predators have done some line shuffling.
In preparation for their game against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night, Head Coach Barry Trotz went with the following line combinations at practice today:
Colin Wilson – Mike Fisher – Martin Erat
Brandon Yip – David Legwand – Gabriel...
The Nashville Predators and Pekka Rinne had been struggling to win games as of late. The Predators had not won in three games heading into Thursday night’s contest in Los(More here)…
Returning with, for all intents and purposes, the same lineup that finished with the fifth-most points in the NHL last season and advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Nashville Predators figured to have a leg up on the competition in a shortened season preceded by only a week of training camp.
So much for conventional wisdom.
On Monday in a 4-0 loss to...
Today’s Links The Tennessean – Nashville Predators coaches work overtime to prepare Nashville City Paper – Troubling trends easy to spot in Predators’ slow start Nashville Sports Hub – Weber Not Making Usual Big Impact for Predators Examiner – New ice surface will greet Predators upon their return to Bridgestone Smashville247 – Preds, FOX reach new TV rights deal Admirals ...
Two struggling teams fought well into the night in order to decide this one.
The Los Angeles Kings were 2-2-1 coming into the night while the Nashville Predators had only won once in their six games. Something had to give.
With 18,118 inside Staples Center looking on, Pekka Rinne got his first victory of the 2012-13 season in the Preds’ 2-1 shootout victory.
Rinne collected 23...
Today’s Links ESPN – Preds digging deep hole with early slump The Tennessean – Nashville Predators hope to reverse two trends in L.A. The Tennessean – Preview: Predators at Los Angeles Kings The Tennessean – Some Nashville Predators get new luxury on road trips The Tennessean – Nick Spaling’s diary: Walk along the beach takes mind off hockey The Tennessean ...
Although Pekka Rinne is an elite NHL goalie by any measure, he had to wait six games and eight shootout rounds to earn his first victory of the season for the low-scoring Nashville Predators.
If that's the type of season he's facing, Nashville's sturdy Finnish goalie will keep trying to carry his teammates past the Los Angeles Kings and the rest of the West.
Today’s Links The Tennessean – Nashville Predators edge Kings in eight-round shootout The Tennessean – Sergei Kostitsyn makes shot count for Nashville Predators The Tennessean – Postgame quotes The Tennessean – Clune to face old team Fox Sports Tennessee – Preds end skid, top Kings in 8-round shootout Smashville247 – Can Preds build off Thursday’s win?
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sergei Kostitsyn scored in the eighth shootout round, and the Nashville Predators snapped their three-game skid with a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.
Pekka Rinne made 23 saves and stopped five of Los Angeles' eight shootout attempts as the Predators survived a weak offensive performance thanks to their Finnish goalie's sturdiness...
NASHVILLE PREDATORS AND FOX SPORTS TENNESSEE
ANNOUNCE NEW LONG-TERM TV RIGHTS AGREEMENT
Nashville, Tenn. (January 29, 2013) – The National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators and the team’s exclusive regional television partner FOX Sports Tennessee, along with sister station SportSouth, today announced a new long-term television rights agreement. Financial terms were not disclosed...
The thing is... I've never really had an issue with the Nashville Predators. In fact, until the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup last season I was kind of jealous of the Predators and their ability to make the playoffs 6 out of the last 7 years. Thankfully, we have Brigitte from One Girl, One Puck. With her unique weekly feature here at The Royal Half, "Know Your Opponent...
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Nashville Predators "earned" their second win of the season last night, and overcame their apparent 2013...
from Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune,
Suter looks like a guy still learning a new system and how to play with new teammates. He's not paired with fellow stud defenseman Shea Weber in Nashville anymore. Now he's surrounded by younger, more unproven players on the blue line, and chemistry doesn't form overnight or in one week of training camp.