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With a victory tonight, Pekka Rinne would break Tomas Vokoun‘s franchise record for wins in a single season.
Not only did he not topple the record but he didn’t even finish the game.
The Los Angeles Kings brought their A-game into Bridgestone Arena and barely beat a Nashville Predators squad, 5-4, that only brought their C-game.
Rinne made just 19 saves on 24 shots in the loss. His night was full of unfortunate bounces, smart plays by attacking players and, quite frankly, nobody playing well in front of him.
“We are a team that prides itself on defense and we played none of it tonight,” Preds captain Shea Weber said after the game.
Fellow defenseman Hal Gill agreed.
“That wasn’t the effort we need to have,” he said. “They’re a team that’s desperate and drove to the net to make things happen. We’ve got to be more desperate in those situations.”
The Vezina Trophy finalist was pulled in favor of back-up Anders Lindback with 17:00 left in regulation.
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It didn't take long for Nashville's new additions to chip in. During Nashville's 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers, left wing Andrei Kostitsyn scored a goal, while center Paul Gaustad and defenseman Hal Gill both had assists. Kostitsyn also notched an assist.
There were some questions on how both Gaustad and Kostitsyn would fit in after the trade deadline. Kostitsyn...
Colin Wilson, Nick Spaling and Jordin Tootoo.When you look at all three forwards individually and the way they play, they may not seem like they would be a fit on the same line. However, the trio has been solid when they’ve played together this season. When they were first put together in early December, it was arguably the most effective line for the Predators.“They’ve got...
If you missed the first Social Media Suite Night that the Nashville Predators held earlier this season, here is a second chance to have a unique experience during a Predators game at Bridgestone Arena.It is set for Saturday, March 24 when the Preds play Winnipeg and it may be the only way to get a ticket to the game as the weekend games appear to be sold out for the season.Make...
With 6:41 remaining in the third period of last night’s 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, Predators forward Jordin Tootoo received a 10-minute misconduct for shoving an official. Tootoo was tussling with Kings defenseman Matt Greene after the whistle when the linesman skated in between. After the linesman made contact with Tootoo, the Predators agitator responded with a shove...
On Tuesday night, a few of the 17,113 fans in attendance at the Predators game with the Kings may have had to check their program to see who the mysterious number 39 was that came into the game in relief of Vezina candidate, Pekka Rinne who had given up five goals on 24 shot in 42:57 minutes of play.Anders Lindback had not set foot on the Bridgestone Arena ice during a game situation...
One word was repeated when the Predators were asked about the significance of the team’s current three-game homestand: huge. Eight points back of first place St. Louis Blues, the Predators are only four points ahead of sixth place Chicago.
“It is huge. Everytime you are at home it is important, especially now with the playoff race coming down to the wire with teams being so...
Forward Nick Spaling previews tonight's matchup against Los Angeles...
Predators defenseman Francis Bouillon takes a quick look at tonight's matchup against Colorado...
LA KINGS 30-23-1272 pts, 9th in Western ConferencevsNASHVILLE PREDATORS38-20-783 pts, 5th in Western Conference
Season Series Tied 1-1
5:00pm, Bridgestone ArenaNashville, TN
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Justin Williams scored twice to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Drew Doughty, Matt Greene, and Trevor Lewis also scored to help Los Angeles win its third straight.
Patric Hornqvist scored twice and Martin Erat and Sergei Kostitsyn had the other goals for Nashville, loser of two of its last three...
Los Angeles Kings 5, Nashville Predators 4The Nashville Predators lose a tough game at home against the Los Angeles Kings Tuesday night. No matter how many times the Predators could score and tie the game up, the Kings always had the answer. And sometimes, a little bit more. Read more...
The Los Angeles Kings scored an unusual amount of goals tonight. In 3 of the last 4 games...
In their first game together, three newcomers helped the Nashville Predators match their road win total from all of last month.
The Predators were taking care of business at home long before Andrei Kostitsyn, Paul Gaustad and Hal Gill arrived.
Nashville looks to extend its home point streak to a franchise record-tying 13 games Tuesday night when Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter...
The Nashville Predators picked up a much needed 4-2 win over a desperate Colorado Avalanche team on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena.Pekka Rinne was solid in goal in spite of seeing little rubber, stopping 15 of 17 shots in route to his franchise record setting 37th victory of the season. Semyon Varlamov took the loss, giving up three goals on 30 shots.The Predators picked...
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It was a hungrier team that won on Tuesday night in front of a sellout crowd of 17,113 at Bridgestone Arena. A night of playing catch-up to the Kings proved to be the Predators downfall as they could not muster enough defensive effort to shut down the Kings dangling offensive drive.
On a night that saw Nashville get free frostys (first...
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It was on January 12th that the Predators and the Avalanche met last with an overtime home win for Nashville by a score of 3-2. This was dead in the middle of the most impressive month of January in Predators history with Pekka Rinne and the rest of the team playing beyond their potential.
Colorado had a 5-6-1 record for the month of January...