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At first glance, you may not think a rookie forward with four points in 12 games would be overly effective in his first month of NHL action. But when it comes to Gabriel Bourque, stats don’t matter as much as the little things he brings to the lineup on a nightly basis. Alongside Nick Spaling and Jordin Tootoo on the team’s energy line, Bourque has found a home with the Predators.Bourque has enjoyed his time in Nashville thus far and believes he has jelled in Trotz’s system.“You can’t take a day off here,” he said. “For me it’s do or die, so I try to do the best I can every day.”When Bourque was initially called up, head coach Barry Trotz praised his compete level and tenacity around the puck. Through 12 games, the Predators have seen a good glimpse of that style of play from the diminutive 5’10” winger. He has made his presence felt on the forecheck, setting up some good scoring chances because of it.Energy players that can be effective on both ends of the ice can be hard to f...
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Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has been playing his best hockey of the season of late. It wasn’t any more evident than in the second period tonight when the all-world goaltender made key saves on the penalty kill in the Predators’ 4-1 win over Columbus.Blue Jackets forward Rick Nash tied the game at 1-1 early in the second, as the Predators struggled to find its...
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...
Nashville Predators 29-16-4
Chicago Blackhawks 19-14-6
The Nashville Predators boast a 10-2-2 record against Central Division opponents this season heading into Tuesday night’s action. The Predators will try to expand that record to 11-2-2 when they visit the United Center to take on the Chicago Blackhawks before entering the All-Star break.
Only two points separate...
Nashville Predators 5, Chicago Blackhawks 2
Bridgestone Arena; Nashville, Tennessee
January 21, 2012
* Coming into the night, Chicago had won three straight.
* Saturday night was the first time Preds winger Brandon Yip has suited up for a team other than the Colorado Avalanche. He was claimed off of waivers by Nashville on Thursday afternoon.
* Yip finished...
Saturday night's 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks was a big win for the Predators who are trying to run with the pack in the unbelievable Central Division that is dominating the NHL this season. The fact that they improved their intra-division record to 9-2-2 is astounding.The Blackhawks were at a distinct disadvantage coming into the game having played the night before...
Nashville Predators 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 1
Bridgestone Arena; Nashville, Tennessee
January 23, 2012
* Defenseman Brett Lebda came over to the Preds in the Matthew Lombarditrade with Toronto last summer. He was almost immediately bought out. Last week, out of desperation, Columbus signed him to a one-year deal. Monday night was his first game in a Jackets...
It could have been easy for the Predators to overlook last night’s opponent, Columbus, with the game being sandwiched in between dates with rival Chicago. Predators teams in the past may have fallen into that trap of taking the Blue Jackets – dead-last in the NHL with 32 points – lightly with a crucial game just 24 hours away. However, this Predators team was focused on getting...
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.
Last night's Predators' game with Columbus ended the season series with the Blue Jackets with Nashville picking up 11 of a possible 12 points against their divisional rivals with the only blemish being an overtime loss where the 17 game home winning streak against the Jackets was snapped.The Predators played well in the first and last period against Columbus with a...
Mike Fisher scored two goals, and the Nashville Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 Monday night for their third straight victory and 11th in 13 games.
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
Kevin Klein as the first star? Predators playing with only 5 defensemen? Standing Room Only tickets sold for the game? All of these things happened tonight as Nashville score 3 unanswered goals in the second period to put away the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 in front of a raucous crowd in the Bridgestone Arena.
The Predators have now won 2 in a row...
When the Blackhawks host the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night, the eyes of Chicago will be focused between the pipes. After the night from hell on Friday, the Blackhawks desperately needed their number one netminder to have a big game in … Continue reading →
Mike Fisher scored two goals, and the Nashville Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-1, Monday night for their third straight victory and 11th in 13 games. The Predators finished their season series with Columbus by going 5-0-1, and Fisher is a big reason for the success against their Central Division rival. Fisher has scored six of his 11 goals against the Blue Jackets.
The Blue Jackets lost to the Nashville Predators 4-1 tonight in Bridgestone Arena in the final game of the season...