Found January 22, 2012 on Smashville 24/7:
In tonight’s 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, Kevin Klein and the Nashville Predators caught a break that has gone against them in past years.At the 5:15 mark of the second period, with the game knotted 1-1, Kevin Klein flipped the puck towards Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford. For a moment, it just looked like a casual dump in – but the result was different from normal. The puck proceeded to bounce over Crawford to give the Preds a 2-1 lead that they would not relinquish.“The ice was getting a little rough, (David) Legwand made the pass and I just decided to put a little English on it on net and I got a lucky bounce,” Klein said with a wry smile after the game.Klein’s third goal of the year was reminiscent of bounces that have gone against the Preds in the playoffs before.“Klein’s bomb from (center ice) was a bit of a change. Those are hard (to bounce back from). Nicklas Lidstrom has done that to us a couple times, where he bounced them in,” Predators head coach Barry T...

Shea Weber: Please give up fighting

To Shea Weber: You are one of the best defensemen in the NHL, possibly the best. On an average, annual basis, you earn more money than any other player at your position in the league. At age 26, you have a long career ahead of yourself. It is likely to be lucrative and distinguished. As your coach Barry Trotz of the Nashville Predators has often said, he thinks someday you will...

Predators attempt to build on Central Division domination going into All-Star break

The Nashville Predators are 9-2-2 against Central Division opponents and will try to improve upon that impressive record when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night at Bridgestone Arena.  It is the last time this season that the two clubs will meet. Goaltender Pekka Rinne says the Central Division is tough but brings out the best in the team   Columbus and Nashville...

Predators 5, Blackhawks 2

Sergei Kostitsyn, Kevin Klein and Patric Hornqvist each had a goal and an assist to help the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Saturday night. The Predators have won seven of their last eight and 10 of 12. Nashville also ended Chicago's winning streak at three. The Blackhawks had earned points in seven straight games. Craig Smith and Colin Wilson also scored...

The 303:30 – Rinne’s impressive run, meeting Brandon Yip

In this episode of The 303:30, presented by Brewhouse South, discusses Pekka Rinne’s incredible past 17 games, the New York road trip and who the Nashville Predators are looking at in Carolina. We also spend some time with the newest Predator, winger Brandon Yip. He talks about what it’s like to be in limbo while on the waiver wire, his emotion about being...

Columbus Blue Jackets an Nashville Predators: Pre-Game Primer

Tonight's game between the Predators and the Blue Jackets is "Service Industry Night" anyone can get half price tickets by going here and use the offer code "service". For additional information, go here.TV-Radio...7:00 p.m. CST   TV: Fox Sports Tennessee.  Preds Radio Network (102.5-FM The Game)Stage Setter...For the second time in a week, the Predators...

Morning Skate: Game 48 vs. Chicago

7:00 PM CT – Blackhawks (29-13-6) @ Predators (27-16-4)Players to watch:CHI- Patrick KaneLast night, Kane scored his first goal since Jan. 5, his second since Dec. 18. Is he finally off the schnide? Kane tends to bring his best vs. Nashville.NSH- Martin EratNot only does Erat have nine points in the last seven games, but the Preds are 9-1-0 this season when he scores.Starting...

Patrick Kane Leads Blackhawks To Victory

Patrick Kane scored for the first time in what felt like forever, and played with a swagger that had been missing for the last couple weeks. His second goal in 14 games followed a gorgeous assist on Jonathan Toews’ goal … Continue reading →

WGN Radio to broadcast 2012 NHL All-Star Game

CHICAGO – WGN Radio, the official radio broadcast home of Chicago Blackhawks hockey, will air the 2012 NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, January 29 at 3 p.m. Blackhawks forwards Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane have been selected fo...

Lay off Kane

Earlier this week, some blustery old hockey goat on the newly rechristened NBC Sports Network was talking about how Patrick Kane simply had to score goals for the Blackhawks to compete for the Stanley Cup this season. That refrain was quickly picked up by locals who can't think for themselves: "Kaner the Entertainer couldn't be plainer these days."…...

Blackhawks win third straight, take NHL lead

Patrick Kane ended a seven-game goal drought and set up linemate Jonathan Toews' breakaway score in the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.

Kane ends drought as 'Hawks stay hot

Patrick Kane ended a seven-game goal drought and set up linemate Jonathan Toews' breakaway score in the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
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