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It was not a surprise to anyone that Chris Mueller was sent back to Milwaukee on Wednesday by the Nashville Predators. He was a healthy scratch on Tuesday in the game against the New York Rangers and Craig Smith returned to the line-up from his illness.
Mueller is a highly valuable player to the Preds organization. He can play any forward position and can fit on any line if needed. He can be ready to jump in with the Predators with a moment's notice as he has done several times.
Barry Trotz indicated that he has full trust in Mueller and compared him to Vern Fiddler after last Saturday's game. Mueller will represent the Admirals at the AHL All-Star game later this month.
Make the jump for the full press release from the Predators...
NASHVILLE PREDATORS REASSIGN FORWARD CHRIS MUELLER TO MILWAUKEE
Nashville, Tenn. (January 18, 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), suited up for two games during his four-day recall, going pointless. He returns to Milwaukee where he leads the team in points (15g-11a-26pts) and goals, playing in 33 of the Admirals 36 games in 2011-12. The West Seneca, N.Y., native is slated to appear in the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic in Atlantic City, N.J., on Jan. 29-30.
The Predators look to finish up their current three-game road trip with a win against the division-rival Columbus Blue Jackets tomorrow night at 6 p.m. (FS-TN, 102.5 The Game) before returning home on Saturday to take on the Chicago Blackhawks in a McDonald’s Family 4 Pack matchup (7 p.m., FS-TN, 102.5 The Game). With Saturday’s contest, the Predators look to attain their 15th sellout on the year, just one shy of the number hit in 2010-12. At this rate, the Predators are on pace to surpass the franchise record of 20 sellouts in a regular season, set in the team’s first year of existence (1998-1999).
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BEST OF MAXIM
The Nashville Predators shut out the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night to win their 15th of the last 20 contests. Goaltender Pekka Rinne picked up his 24th career shutout for Nashville, 4th of this season, making 38 saves.
Rinne has won six straight starts.
After a scoreless first period, the Predators beat Columbus netminder Steve Mason when Sergei Kostitsyn passed the...
The Nashville Predators visited Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night in the second game of back-to-back contests, losing to the New York Rangers 3-0. The loss ended Nashville’s five-game winning streak.
Henrik Lundqvist picked up the his third shutout of the season for the League-leading Rangers, stopping all 27 shots on goal from Nashville.
Anders Linback picked up the loss...
If the Nashville Predators were, in fact, showcasing back-up goaltender Anders Lindback tonight… they showcased a one-man show.
(And that’s not a compliment to the rest of the team).
In front of 18,200 inside Madison Square Garden (and in front of a national TV audience), the Preds stunk up the place, losing 3-0.
Nashville managed just 27 shots, including only one during 4:05...
Nashville Predators 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 0
Nationwide Arena; Columbus, Ohio
January 19, 2012
* Nashville Assistant Coach Lane Lambert had an emergency appendectomy in Columbus Thursday afternoon. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.
* The Preds claimed winger Brandon Yip off of waivers from the Colorado Avalanche earlier in the day. He did not join the...
The Nashville Predators headed into New York to play the Rangers, who have the best record in hockey, without two members of their "big three" and the result was somewhat predictable. The Predators five game winning streak was snapped in a 3-0 loss.Henrik Lundqvist put on a perfect performance, stopping all 27 Predator shots. Dan Girardi, John Mitchell, and Ryan Callahan...
TV-Radio...6:00 p.m. CST TV: Fox Sports Tennessee. Preds Radio Network (102.5-FM The Game)Stage Setter...Anytime the Nashville Predators and Columbus Blue Jackets hook up, expect to see fireworks. Tonight's game will be no different in spite of the lop-sided look on paper. The Predators should not feel potential effect of a "trap" game as they are coming off a...
New York Rangers 3, Nashville Predators 0
Madison Square Garden
January 17, 2012
* Coming into Tuesday’s game, the Rangers were 20-1-1 this season when scoring first.
* Additionally, they were 17-0-2 when leading after two periods.
* Ryan Suter missed the game with an upper-body injury.
* Seeing as how this is his first absence this season, the Predators are...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 19, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club claimed forward Brandon Yip on waivers from the Colorado Avalanche and activated forward Jerred Smithson from injured reserve.
Yip, 26 (4/25/85), has 41 points (23g-18a) in 113 career NHL contests, all with Colorado, since the 2009...
6:00 PM CT – Predators (26-16-4) @ Blue Jackets (13-27-5)Players to watch:NSH- Jordin TootooThe Preds need Tootoo to be on his A-game tonight and providing energy. He has amassed 100 penalty minutes in 40 career games vs. Columbus.CBJ- Derick BrassardBrassard has been a bright spot of late for the Jackets, tallying 11 points in the last 13 games.Starting goaltenders:NSH- Pekka...
Pekka Rinne turned aside 38 shots -- including 18 in the third period -- for his fourth shutout, and Martin Erat scored a goal and had an assist in a 2-minute burst in the second period to lift the Nashville Predators past the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-0, on Thursday night.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Nashville Predators followed a familiar script to another win: a staunch defense, superb...
Pekka Rinne turned aside 38 shots _ including 18 in the third period _ for his fourth shutout, and Martin Erat had a goal and an assist in a two-minute burst in the second period to lift the Nashville Predators past the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Thursday night.
Even without all-star Ryan Suter, the Predators are a damn good team. A team with balanced scoring. A hard working team. A team with another superstar defenseman in Shea Weber, and a team with good speed, and an outstanding coach. The Predators are very similar to the New York Rangers…without the budget. That budget, though, did not really help the Rangers at all, as the...
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Nashville Predators
RECORDS - CBJ: 13-27-5 (Home: 8-12-3), NSH: 26-16-4 (Road: 12-9-1)
WHEN: Jan. 19, 2011 - 7 p.m. | WHERE: Nationwide Arena
WATCH: FOX Sports Ohio (HD) | LIS...