Found November 23, 2013 on Fox Sports Tennessee:
Nashville_predators_v_6cdf
NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Cam Talbot made 17 saves to record his second consecutive shutout, and the New York Rangers beat the Nashville Predators 2-0 on Saturday night. Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan scored for the Rangers, who have won the first two games of a five-game road trip. Mats Zuccarello assisted on both goals for New York , which has won six consecutive road games. Talbot got the start over No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist for the second straight Saturday night and didn't let any pucks get past him. He has a shutout streak of 146 minutes, 28 seconds. Nashville's season-best, three-game winning streak was snapped. McDonagh gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead at 13:13 of the second period. From the center of the blue line, defenseman Dan Girardi sent a one-timer toward the Nashville net. In the slot, McDonagh tipped the puck past goalie Marek Mazanec for his fifth goal of the season. Girardi has an assist in consecutive games. Stepan doubled New York's lead at 7:45 of the third. Skating down the left side on a 2-on-1, Zuccarello slid a pass to Stepan on the right side, where he put the puck past the diving Mazanec for his fifth goal. Talbot, in his first game since recording his first NHL shutout on Nov. 16 at Montreal, made five saves in the first period, seven in the second, and five in the third. The rookie improved to 5-1 this season. Talbot played collegiate hockey at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, which is just 100 miles south of Nashville. Mazanec made 32 saves in the loss. Nashville lost right wing Patric Hornqvist in the first period to an upper-body injury. He played just four shifts in the first period, with his final one ending at 13:06. Hornqvist entered Saturday tied for the Nashville lead with six goals.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Mats Zuccarello doing big things for the New York Rangers

At 5’7, you might not notice Mats Zuccarello walking down Broadway. But on the ice, the diminutive forward sticks out like a dinghy at a Yacht Club. Mats Zuccarello is playing a key role now for the New York Rangers. The average NHL player is just over 6’1, with legs the size of tree trunks and shoulders you could build a city on. So it’s impossible not to notice – and root...

Preds muster just 17 shots, lose to Rangers

In a game that was originally supposed to feature two of the league’s best featured two of the league’s newest. Instead of Pekka Rinne and Henrik Lundqvist, Saturday night’s contest at Bridgestone Arena saw rookie goaltenders Marek Mazanec and Cam Talbot between the pipes for the Nashville Predators and New York Rangers, respectively. Mazanec stopped an impressive 32 of 34...

What’s in store from 1993-94? Rangers blowout Senators, unbeaten streak reaches 14

  November 24th, 1993: Ottawa Civic Centre, Ottawa, Ontario:  On the day before Thanksgiving the Rangers took their 13 game unbeaten streak (11-0-2) to the capital of Canada looking for an early feast against a struggling Senators team.  Ottawa came in with a record of 5-12-2 having dropped six of their last seven, including four […]

Benoit Pouliot vs. Taylor Pyatt vs. J.T. Miller

Matt Slocum/AP As the season has progressed the biggest concern has been the play of some of the veterans, specifically Benoit Pouliot and Taylor Pyatt (when healthy), and why a player like J.T. Miller isn’t in the lineup instead. None of the three have been consistent enough to warrant a full time spot on the roster, and it can be argued that some have been bad enough to get Prucha’d...

Muir: Rangers interested in Vernon Fiddler?

Per Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated, the Rangers may have interested in Dallas Stars center Vernon Fiddler. Now we need to take this with a grain of salt, because despite the fact this is in SI, Muir gets some basic facts wrong. Yes, Connor Allen and Dylan McIlrath are intriguing prospects, but neither are ready to play a role on a team built to win a Cup. Also, he mentions Michael...

Video: Nystrom, Weber speak after loss to Rangers

Eric Nystrom and Shea Weber speak after Nashville's 2-0 loss to New York...

Rating The Kids: Ryan Ellis

(Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon SMI) When Ryan Ellis was drafted in the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Nashville Predators fans were in outrage. The team was coming off their first season not in the playoffs since 2003. The Preds also had spent a 2nd straight season without bonafide offensive talent in the wings - a growing concern at the time. The expectation was...

Jan Levine: Game 22: NYR 3 DAL 2, Hank the Story

For anyone who ever questions Henrik Lundqvist's value to the Rangers and his status as an elite goalie, have them check the highlights from last night's game. It was Hank early, middle and late and everything in between. He was the main and possibly the sole reason the Rangers pulled out a 3-2 win over Dallas on Thursday. Yes, Rick Nash scored a goal as did Chris Kreider...

The Fangover: Talbot hands Preds league-leading 5th shutout

Rookie goaltender Cam Talbot and the New York Rangers snapped the Nashville Predators' three-game win streak Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. Sloppy offensive play and costly turnovers by Nashville cost them the game. The Predators were doubled in shots, 34-17. Ryan McDonagh's goal 13:13 in the second period that finally opened up the scoring was due to failed clearing...

Brooks: NHL’s new playoff math is advantageous to the middle of the pack

The New York Post's Larry Brooks seems to have something in common with the league's general managers: a bit of sticker shock regarding the NHL's "new" divisional playoff format's quirks: [As] it stood following Friday night’s games, the hybrid divisional format would guarantee either the team with the East’s seventh- or eighth-best record advances...

Rangers rookie Talbot shuts out Predators

It was The Coach in Black who managed to quiet down the Music City on a Saturday night. With Rangers coach Alain Vigneault sporting what he called his “Johnny Cash Suit,” his team went out and absolutely shutdown the Predators, earning a 2-0 win at Bridgestone Arena that was diminished to little more than whispers and echoes. “Our guys were focused and ready right from the...

Rangers-Lightning Preview

The New York Rangers have gotten back on track by returning to the road, where they've played their best hockey this season. The Tampa Bay Lightning have been dominant on home ice, and they'll need that to continue if they want to get back on track following a rough trip. The Rangers seek a seventh straight road victory when they take on the offensively challenged Lightning...

Preds unable to establish forecheck against Rangers

The Predators weren't able to establish a forecheck against the New York Rangers on Saturday night, and it played a big role in their 2-0 loss. Here's our story...

Morning skate: Game 23 vs. New York

Everything you need to know about tonight's contest between the New York Rangers and Nashville Predators...
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.