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Trotz’s Stalberg gamble fails to pay off

On Saturday morning, Barry Trotz announced that Viktor Stalberg would be scratched from the Predators lineup for Saturday night’s game against the St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena. Stalberg, signed to a 4-year, $3 million deal on the first day of free agency, was brought into the Predators organization in an attempt to boost the team’s scoring output. After missing the first...

Predators' Rinne to have hip surgery

Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne will miss at least four weeks after he has arthroscopic surgery on his hip. The Predators Thursday announced the move but did not say when Rinne will undergo surgery. Rinne had surgery on his left hip May 9 and recovered in time to start the season. He currently is 4-4-1 with a 2.31 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage. Rinne was in...

Pekka Rinne out a minimum of four weeks with a hip scope, Predators recall Magnus Hellberg

Bad news broke this morning for the Nashville Predators as it appears that Pekka Rinne will be out for a minimum of four weeks with a hip scope. Rinne currently has a 4-4-1 record for the Predators and has looked progressively better in net after his first two starts of the season, going 4-2-1 in his past seven. Pekka Rinne will miss a minimum of 4 weeks with a hip scope. The @PredsNHL...

Blues will face Nashville backup goalie Carter Hutton

The Blues will get their second look of the season at Nashville backup goaltender Carter Hutton tonight at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators announced this week that starter Pekka Rinne will miss a minimum of four weeks following arthroscopic hip surgery. Rinne had hip surgery in May and recently acquired a bacterial infection, according to general manager David Poile. In his last...

Hutton pressed into action with Rinne out

With Pekka Rinne's unexpected hip infection, Carter Hutton will get an opportunity to be the Predators' temporary starter...

Goalie Hutton knows the drill

If you come to Predators practices early, you’ll see a goaltender shifting his weight around the crease with a medicine ball in his bare hands under the watchful eye of goaltending coach Mitch Korn. That is Carter Hutton, Nashville’s 27-year-old backup, who backstopped the Predators to a 3-2 overtime win Thursday against the Winnipeg Jets. The goal of the drill is to help Hutton’s...

With Pekka Rinne out, Predators beat Jets 3-2 in overtime

Out of all Nashville’s offseason surgeries Pekka Rinne’s hip had to be the one with complications. Colin Wilson’s two shoulders? Fine. Paul Gaustad’s shoulder? A-OK. Gabriel Bourque’s knee? It has looked good so far. Instead it was arguably the Predators’ most important player who will miss at least a month. Rinne’s May hip arthroscopy was Nashville’s most delicate...

We’re celebrating Hockey Fights Cancer night by giving YOU prizes!

Hockey Fights Cancer is all about helping others. Every year, the National Hockey League does a phenomenal job at helping the cause. The campaign is as old as the Predators themselves. It started in 1998 when Predators center Matt Cullen‘s uncle, John Cullen, attempted a comeback after missing the latter part of the 1996-97 season and the entire 1997-98 season due to being diagnosed...

Hutton shines after being thrust into starting role

The Nashville Predators lost to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday due, in part, to the fact they fired just 16 shots on goal. Tonight, it took 9:12 to get their first one but, thanks to Carter Hutton, the Preds remained in the game. Starting goaltender Pekka Rinne was shelved for at least a month earlier in the day, giving Hutton his second start of the season (and third of his NHL...

Patten’s Plus-Minus: Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators

The best and worst from Nashville’s 3-2 overtime win over the Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday night. Plus Carter Hutton has appeared in 3 games for the Predators, earning a 2-0 average with an absurdly low 1.37 GAA and an absurdly high .959 save percentage. His save percentage is second highest in the league (behind Colorado’s Jean-Sebastian Giguere) among...

Preds ready for a special night

The Nashville Predators will take on the St. Louis Blues tonight at Bridgestone Arena for Hockey Fights Cancer night...

Advanced Statistics Breakdown: Predators vs Jets – October 24th, 2013

Need to understand any of the terms in the article below? Check out our Introductory Guide to Advanced Hockey Analysis — If Thursday’s matchup between the Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators evokes a metaphor, it’s a tug-of-war involving a very short rope and a lot of mud. There was a good deal of push-and-pull, sloppy play, and an overall choppiness to the flow of the...

Lopsided loss to St. Louis sours end of Nashville’s homestand

Coming on the heels of a 3-2 overtime win against the Winnipeg Jets, Nashville had the momentum they needed to get off to a strong start against a tough divisional opponent in the St. Louis Blues. Unfortunately for the Predators, that momentum wouldn’t be enough to finish their homestand on a positive note. Losing in overtime the previous night to the Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis...

Video: Trotz speaks before game against St. Louis

Nashville Predators head coach Barry Trotz speaks before Saturday night's game against the St. Louis Blues...
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