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Columbus Blue Jackets defeat Nashville Predators, 3-2 in a Shootout
The Columbus Blue Jackets shocked a sold out Bridgestone Arena crowd defeating the Nashville Predators, 3-2 in a shootout. Columbus sent 17,113 Predator fans home in disappointment in their season opener on “#HockeyIsBack weekend”. Those who watched the game saw a different Blue Jackets team with much more confidence.
Saturday night’s game was about getting the rust off and getting back into the normal, daily habits. It was good the Predators were able to get at least a point, but when the second point is just so close, it hurts. The NHL is back and that is all that matters at the end of the day.
Entering the first period, the goal for each team was to get the rust off. It didn’t take long for the Nashville Predators at least, as Martin Erat scored 39 seconds into the game off a rush. Behind the net, Pekka Rinne game Sergei Kostitsyn an excellent pass along the wall to start the breako...
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After an abbreviated training camp, there were only a couple of surprises in the Predators 23 man opening night roster that was announced today.The final cut was forward Chris Mueller who has played 19 games with the Preds over the last couple of seasons. Another surprise was that the team kept eight defensemen, including 24 year old Victor Bartley, who has never played in an...
He may be Nick the new guy, but you get the feeling Nick Foligno never feels like the new guy for very long.
With his outgoing personality and ready smile, its doubtful the Buffalo native and son of former NHLer Mike Foligno has ever had any trouble fitting in with any team. So its not hard to believe him when he says the move to Columbus from Ottawa has been very smooth so far...
Abbreviated picks for the abbreviated season...This year's NHL season is finally upon us after months of highs and lows for fans when word would leak out that a resolution to the lockout was near only to be dashed by harsh words from the negotiating parties. Frankly, for most of the lockout, I thought we were looking at a rerun of the lost season of 2004-05.That being said, anyone...
Our player-by-player previews for the 2012-13 season conclude with Richard Clune...
From the Nashville Predators:
“Nashville, Tenn. (January 18, 2013) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has assigned forward Chris Mueller to Milwaukee (AHL), in addition to releasing goaltender Zoltan Hetenyi from a Professional Tryout Agreement, finalizing the team’s roster for the 2012-13 season opener...
The Nashville Predators are now set and ready to go for the start of the 2012-13 regular season. Friday after training camp, the Predators released goaltender Zoltan Hetenyi of his PTO (Professional Tryout) and sent Chris Mueller down to the Milwaukee Admirals in the AHL. Their first opponent will be the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena.
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The Tennessean - Predators Ponderings
So, here are some quick thoughts I have after getting some good shuteye after last night’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Blue Jackets.
As Dennis Green would say, Columbus “is who we thought they were, but we let them off the hook.” The Blue Jackets had a great mix of speed and determination in last night’s opener, showing of a Columbus team that seems (in my opinion) like an...
By: Miranda Martin
Now more than ever is the time to have a good back-up goaltender.
In this very short and very busy season, every NHL team is facing back-to-back games, generally with travel between. While this is very trying on every player, it is especially tiresome on a goalie. In a traditional 82-game season, it is generally acceptable for each...
NASHVILLE Three hours before the abbreviated NHL season would start inside Bridgestone Arena, the Nashville Predators rolled out the gold carpet just outside of it.
It didn't seem to matter to those who showed for the pregame plaza party on a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon that a 113-day lockout had nearly taken their NHL season away. Nor did it seem to deter the sold-out...
League-wide prognostications are all over the board for the Predators...
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Ryan Suter's now in Minnesota and Jordin Tootoo is in Detroit. The Nashville Predators still have captain Shea Weber and goaltender Pekka Rinne, and their goals remain unchanged.
Stanley Cup or bust.
''We've shown ourselves that we can play against anybody,'' Rinne said. ''And for sure it's going to be a tight schedule, quick season and you have...
For the first time in 11 years, the Columbus Blue Jackets took the ice without Rick Nash being even remotely in the picture.
After their playmaking captain was traded in the offseason to the New York Rangers, the Blue Jackets were more-or-less forced to redefine the way they played hockey. The Blue Jackets no longer have the elite goal scoring player who can direct the team’s offense...
By Miranda Martin
While everyone is waking up to their Sunday post-game hangover, alcohol-induced or not, the Nashville predators shootout loss against the Columbus blue jackets Saturday night was not what many were expecting.
Before everyone calls the sky falling for the Predators, there were both good and bad points from the first game of the season...