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The 5th place Nashville Predators take on the 4th place St. Louis Blues tonight at Bridgestone Arena. Here’s a quick breakdown of what tonight could mean for Nashville as far as the ultra-competitive Western Conference standings are concerned.
IF THEY WIN
If the Predators beat the Blues (in regulation) tonight, the Preds will be just a single point back of their 4th place opponents.
IF THEY LOSE
If Nashville loses (again, in regulation), St. Louis will open up a five point lead on the Preds. Also something to keep in mind, if the Chicago Blackhawks beat a struggling Dallas Stars team tonight, Nashville will be just a point ahead of 6th place Chicago. That’s not a place the Preds want to find themselves considering the Blackhawks went winless in nine straight as recently as a few weeks ago.
So bring the volume tonight Smashville. This could, after all, be a Western Conference Quarterfinal preview.
BEST OF MAXIM
It should come as little surprise that rookie defenseman Ryan Ellis has been reassigned to Milwaukee. His first foray into the NHL would have to be considered a success but the blueline became crowded with the addition of Hal Gill last week.After playing with seven defensemen on Sunday in Dallas, Ellis has been a healthy scratch the last two games. He should see plenty of playing...
Hopefully, Chris Mueller has a good plan for freebies with the airlines based on miles traveled as he is headed back to Milwaukee the day after he came to Nashville to sit out last night's game with Vancouver as a healthy scratch. This is his third trip up and down to the AHL this season.It appears to be a good sign that Patric Hornqvist may be nearing a return and that Mike...
Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile will appear on Gary Bettman's radio show, the "NHL Hour" this afternoon at 5 p.m. CST.The Predators will take on the St. Louis Blues at 7 p.m. and a few tickets remain.Make the jump for the release from the NHL with more details...NASHVILLE PREDATORS GENERAL MANAGER DAVID POILE IS TODAY'S GUEST ON "NHL HOUR WITH...
The following is a press release from the Predators...Nashville, Tenn. (February 24, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned defenseman Ryan Ellis to Milwaukee (AHL).Ellis, 21 (1/3/91), has appeared in 22 games for Nashville this season, posting nine points (3g-6a), including two game-winning...
On Tuesday night, the Nashville Predator's 3-1 win against the Vancouver Canucks looked like a playoff game. It was about this time last year that the Predators unofficially declared that the playoffs had begun for the team.The best symbol of the early playoff season in 2011 was Shea Weber's beard which took on a life of its own in the hockey world.After last night'...
Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile strikes again.
Jerred Smithson, who had been a healthy scratch at times this season thanks to the talent depth at the forward position, has been traded to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a sixth round draft choice.
The Vernon, British Columbia native has been known for the past seven years as the “prototypical Nashville Predator...
The following is a press release from the Predators...Nashville, Tenn. (February 22, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned forward Chris Mueller (KRIHS MEW-luhr) to Milwaukee (AHL).Mueller, 25 (3/6/86), did not dress for Nashville during its 3-1 victory over Vancouver last night after...
St. Louis Blues 36-17-7
Nashville Predators 35-19-16
Shea Weber and Ryan Suter lead the Predators down the stretch to the playoffs.
The St. Louis Blues visit Bridgestone Arena on Thursday night to face off against the Nashville Predators in a battle for fourth place overall in the Western Conference. Just three points separate the two teams in the standings and a win...
The Nashville Predators have traded center, Jerred Smithson to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a 2012 6th round pick. Here is the Press Release.
Nashville, Tenn. (February 24, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired a sixth-round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft in exchange for forward Jerred...
The St. Louis Blues beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 Thursday night, winning the shootout on goals by T.J. Oshie and Andy McDonald.
Chris Stewart and Vladimir Sobotka scored for St. Louis in regulation, while Roman Josi and Colin Wilson had the goals for Nashville.
Jaroslav Halak made 25 saves for the Blues, then was perfect in the shootout, stopping Wilson and Martin Erat.
Coming into Thursday night's game, Nashville was 8-0-1 in their previous 9 games. It's tough to get a win in Bridgestone. And in the past 25 games between Nashville and St. Louis, 16 of those games were decided by one goal.
It was clear from the outset: this was going to be a tough, close game, and likely one with playoff intensity.
To open the game, the Predators played...
The Nashville Predators have traded forward Jerred Smithson to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in the 2012 entry draft.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Nashville Predators have traded forward Jerred Smithson to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in the 2012 entry draft.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The St. Louis Blues beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 Thursday night, winning the shootout on goals by
T.J. Oshie and Andy McDonald.