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Nick Spaling scored to break a third-period tie, and the Nashville Predators snapped a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.
Spaling netted the winning goal with 7:39 remaining after Jordin Tootoo sent a backhanded pass in front to him for his third of the season.
Shea Weber also scored for the Predators (11-8-4), who played the third game of a tough five-game road trip.
Jordan Eberle had the lone goal for the Oilers (12-10-2), who have lost two in a row and seven of 10.
Edmonton took a 1-0 lead 7:07 in on its first shot of the game. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins made a nice move to spin around a defender and got the puck to Eberle, who lifted his own rebound off a defender and over the glove of goalie Anders Lindback for his eighth goal.
Neither goalie saw much action in the opening period. Edmonton had only four shots, and Nashville recorded six against Nikolai Khabibulin.
Nashville was given a big break six minutes into the second period...
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Jordin Tootoo of the Nashville Predators caught a high stick to the face during period one of their game against the Flames last night. If you watch hockey you know they do interviews between periods with the players. Tootoo got called in for the interview to talk about why he doesn't retaliate after high hits by fighting, and his game plan for the remainder of the game. During...
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In the NHL, a high-sticking penalty will typically earn you two minutes in the box. If the stick draws blood from your opponent’s face, the penalty is worth four minutes. When Calgary defenseman Scott Hannan caught Nashville’s Jordin Tootoo in the face with a high stick on Tuesday night, he received no minutes in the [...]
Defenseman Kevin Klein previews the upcoming three-game swing in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver...
NASHVILLE PREDATORS RECALL KYLE WILSON
Nashville, Tenn. (November 29, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled Kyle Wilson from Milwaukee (AHL).
Wilson, 26 (12/15/84), leads the Admirals in assists (9) and is tied for the team lead in points (13) through 17 games in 2011-12. The Oakville...
When it was first reported (by the Orange Country Register) that the Anaheim Ducks were “possibly shopping a top player,” several Preds bloggers got into some friendly banter about what it would take to bring Bobby Ryan to Music City.
Then, tonight, when Rogers Sportsnet’s Darren Millard tweeted that it was, in fact, Ryan who was being shopped, it started to put that friendly...
Derek Smith scored with only 1:10 remaining in the first period to give the Calgary Flames a 1-0 lead over the Nashville Predators. It would be all the Flames needed as Miikka Kiprusoff picked up his first shutout of the season.
It was the first NHL goal for Smith. In 27 career NHL games prior to Tuesday night’s contest, Smith has picked up 2 assists. The goal came in his 17th...
When the Nashville Predators hired Kirk Muller this summer to be the bench boss with AHL affiliate Milwaukee Admirals, they knew he probably wasn’t going to be around for long. Before then, Muller was a hot coaching candidate in the NHL after spending time behind Montreal’s bench as an assistant. He even interviewed for three head coaching jobs (Ottawa, Minnesota and Dallas...
Following the Taylor Hall injury update, news that Ben Eager has some injury woes and Anton Lander took a maintenance day, the Edmonton Oilers have recalled centreman Ryan O’Marra from the Oklahoma City Barons. First round pick O’Marra was acquired by the Oilers as part of the package in the trade of Ryan Smyth to the New York Islanders on NHL trade deadline day 2007. During...
No, Barry Trotz has not been fired.
But two NHL teams did say “peace out” to their bench bosses this morning. The Washington Capitals fired Bruce Boudreau after four seasons and the Carolina Hurricanes severed ties with Paul Maurice for the second time.
It’s the Hurricanes move that impacted the Predators.
Maurice went 116-100-30 in his second stint manning the benches in...
Nick Spaling scored to break a third-period tie, and the Nashville Predators snapped a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night. Spaling netted the winning goal with 7:39 remaining after Jordin Tootoo sent a backhanded pass in front to him for his third of the season.
Sometimes my kids will ask me what it was like to grow up in the 60s. I'll say things like "well we road bikes a lot and drank cokes and sometimes for fun we'd push a tire down the road." This is followed by much laughter. Since my children sometimes frequent this blog, I offer as proof this photo of Robert Zimmerman pushing a tire down the road. The photo also...
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Pekka Rinne is coming off the largest signing in Predators history, a 7 yr/$49 Million contract, and has been on fire putting up tremendous numbers including being tied for the league lead in shutouts, 7th in wins and 1st in Saves.
Yet, in the aftermath of the Columbus overtime loss, the shooting gallery from the Edmonton Oliers and...
from David Staples of the Cult of Hockey at the Edmonton Journal, There are all kinds of great players who never hit or slash anybody, who never engage in the dark arts of hockey.
Jean Ratelle, Patrick Kane, Steven Stamkos, Evgeni Malkin, the Sedin brothers, Anze Kopitar, the Mahovlich brothers, Guy Lafleur, Mike Bossy, Jari Kurri, Marcel Dionne, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux,...
The Edmonton Oilers have recalled center Ryan O'Marra from the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League on Tuesday. The 23-year-old has four goals, four assists and 40 penalty minutes in 20 games with the Barons this season. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound O'Marra appeared in 21 games with the Oilers last season, collecting a goal and four assists.
The Calgary Flames and Nashville Predators are feeling better about themselves after ending losing streaks.
Pekka Rinne probably feels better about his chances of beating the Flames after finally earning a win...