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Nashville Predators goaltender Anders Lindback was part of a precious moment before the opening face-off inside Bridgestone Arena tonight.
Before every home contest, the Predators have an “honorary blueliner of the game.” Tonight’s honoree was goaltender Michael Dillard of the NYHL Mite Icebreakers.
Just before the National Anthem, Dillard (no taller than 4’0″) skated out and stood next to the 6’6″ netminder. Lindback bent down and chatted with the mini-goalie for a few seconds. The following photos were taken toward the end of the anthem.
Thank you to Twitter users @diamondhockey, @HockeyChick107 and @roohound for snapping quick photos.
PHOTO CREDIT: Jim Diamond // The Examiner (used with permission)
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Teemu Laakso cleared waivers and was assigned to Milwaukee on Friday. He wasted no time in seeing game action in the Admirals' 5-1 victory over the Peoria Rivermen.Laakso picked up an assist and was plus one for the evening. He also picked up two minutes in PIMs for a interference call in the second period. Here's the complete game story.Make the jump for the full release...
Nashville, Tenn. (December 2, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that defenseman Teemu Laakso has cleared waivers and been assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).Laakso, 24 (8/27/87), played nine games for the Predators this season, going pointless and posting eight penalty minutes while averaging 11:26 per game.
At 15:54 of the second period, Jordin Tootoo barreled into Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller, and eleven players were involved in an ensuing scrum. Miller is just coming off a concussion, suffered when he got run over by Boston's Milan Lucic three weeks ago. Tootoo got a major for charging and game misconduct. Here is the video (courtesy On the Forecheck), with audio from Tootoo...
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Last night's game between Buffalo and Nashville was a typical 2-0 defensive snoozer for the sold out Bridgestone Arena crowd until late in the second period when Jordin Tootoo collided with Ryan Miller and brought the crowd and both teams to life.Probably at some point later today, Brendan Shanahan will review the matter and decide if it was a "hockey play" as...
Jordin Tootoo hits Ryan Miller from the Buffalo Sabres at Nashville Predators game on Dec 3, 2011. Jordin Tootoo received a charging major and game misconduct. Paul Gaustad received a double roughing and misconduct. via http://www.hockeyfights.comLindy Ruff Post Game Rant - Sabres vs Predators - Dec 3, 2011 (HD)
Luke Adam had a goal and an assist to lead the Buffalo Sabres over the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Saturday night.
Zack Kassian and Tyler Ennis also scored for Buffalo.
Craig Smith and David Legwand scored for Nashville.
Anders Lindback made his third start of the season for the Predators and gave up two goals in the first period.
Adam was the first to score. With the puck loose...
The Nashville Predators are back home to host the Buffalo Sabres tonight at Bridgestone Arena as the second half of an NCAA/NHL hockey doubleheader. The University of Alabama in Huntsville Chargers complete the back half of their two game set with the University of Nebraska â Omaha Mavericks at 1pm today, attempting to sweep the series against the 20th ranked team in the country...
Just when you thought that the Vancouver Green Men had run out of ideas to taunt the opponent, the below video comes to light.
It shows the Green Men using a naked cut-out of Ryan Kelser to taunt the Nashville Predators Shea Weber in the penalty box:
(Courtesy of Cosby Sweaters)
The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Predators 6, Canucks 5Smashville 24/7 3 stars of the night:1. Anders Lindback, NSH (19 saves)2. Mike Fisher, NSH (2 goals)3. Henrik Sedin, VAN (2 assists)Recaps around the blogosphere:Preds On The GlassThe View from 111Section 303The PredatorialHockey Night in NashvilleOn The ForecheckPlay of the game:
via TSN, 15:54 Nashville Jordin Tootoo: 5 minutes, charging
15:54 Nashville Jordin Tootoo: 10 minutes, game misconduct
15:54 Buffalo Paul Gaustad: 2 minutes, roughing
15:54 Buffalo Paul Gaustad: 2 minutes, roughing
15:54 Buffalo Paul Gaustad: 10 minutes, misconduct
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Talk about a crazy, batty night in the NHL last night. If anyone believed that Vancouver and Nashville would combine for 11 goals, I would have thought they were nuts. However the funny thing was I saw the over being hit in this game. Both goalies were pulled, and really every odd man rush on both...
The Nashville Predators are back in the Music City and will take on the Buffalo Sabres tonight at Bridgestone Arena.