Found December 08, 2011 on Smashville 24/7:
Florida_panthers_v_5dc6
COLUMBUS -- Mike Fisher didn’t get an assist on the Predators’ game-tying goal, but he played a huge part in it.With the Predators trailing Columbus 3-2 with 19.9 seconds remaining in regulation, Fisher knew he had a huge battle ahead of him in the faceoff dot. Almost reminiscent to Game 5 of the Preds’ first-round series against Anaheim last spring, Fisher won the faceoff that led to Sergei Kostitsyn’s tying goal with 12.1 seconds left.“I got it back to Marty and Sutes and it went off a skate,” said Fisher, who beat out Blue Jackets center Antoine Vermette on the draw. “Marty got it to the net and the puck found a way (to get in). That was an exciting way to come back.”The Predators went on to beat the Blue Jackets 4-3 in overtime with Colin Wilson’s game-winner.Fisher was successful in the faceoff circle all night long, winning 16 of the 19 draws he was in on. Additionally, the Preds won six of their last seven faceoffs in the game, which helped them score twice with the goali...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Press Release: Chris Mueller reassigned

The following press release provided by the Predators...Nashville, Tenn. (December 9, 2011) – 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 six-day recall, going pointless. He returns to...

POTG Predators Seven Stories: Pekka the Puppy Pictures Revealed Edition

J.R. Lind has a good piece at The Scene that sets the stage for the Preds' meeting with the Ducks on Saturday. It's too bad that the OCR's Jeff Miller wouldn't talk to JR to defend himself.Josh Cooper has a nice feature on Jack Hillen who joins the legions of David Poile's finds over the years. He also talked to Jordin Tootoo who remains committed to defending...

The Morning After Round-Up: Predators 4, Jackets 3 (OT)

Words simply cannot describe the difference in where the Predators' fortunes were headed before and after their shocking three goal outburst at the end of their game with the Blue Jackets in Columbus on Thursday night.The team appeared to be continuing on the down hill slide that they had been riding for the last couple of weeks where they were getting no breaks in spite of...

Predators 4, Blue Jackets 3, OT

Sergei Kostitsyn's redirect with 12.1 seconds left forced overtime and Colin Wilson's one-timer 1:45 into the extra period gave the Nashville Predators a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. The Predators trailed by two goals until Patric Hornqvist scored with 1:36 left in the third period, setting up the final frantic minute. Wilson converted on...

Preview #28: Predators vs. Columbus

Season Records Nashville Predators 12-11-4 Columbus Blue Jackets 8-16-3 Just two days after a tough 3-2 loss at home to the Phoenix Coyotes, the Nashville Predators are back on the road. The Columbus Blue Jackets host Nashville at 6pm Thursday night. The Blue Jackets are 5-3-2 in their last 10 games and are 5-3-1 since beating the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena for the...

POTG Predators Seven Stories: Carrie Underwood First Kiss Edition

This weeks version of the Hippodrome has a wide variety of topics including a few Preds' nuggets. Always good stuff from J.R. Lind.Jon Blum says that he is trying to stay focused in his weekly blog that was written before his first healthy scratch of his Predator career last night in Columbus.Dirk Hoag cautions the Predators not to play with fire by letting the Ryan Suter negotiations...

Another motive for Tootoo suspension?

Prior to his hearing with the NHL's vice president of player safety, Brendan Shanahan, Nashville Predators right wing Jordin Tootoo contended he had no intent on running over Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller. "The last thing I wanted to do was run the guy over," Tootoo said Monday prior to his hearing with the league. "There were no intentions of me doing...

Predators finish fast for OT win over Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Sergei Kostitsyn's redirect with 12.1 seconds left forced overtime and Colin Wilson's one-timer 1:45 into the extra period gave the Nashville Predators a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. The Predators trailed by two goals until Patric Hornqvist scored with 1:36 left in the third period, setting up the final frantic minute...

Mueller Reassigned to Milwaukee

Nashville, Tenn. (December 9, 2011) – 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/...

Christmas Wish List: Top Ten Forwards You Would Want in a Predators Sweater

Photo Credit: David E. Klutho/SI As many fans throughout the message boards and commenters on articles have pointed out, the Predators are in dire need for some scoring talent. Although the big names like Crosby, Ovechkin and Stamkos may be a little far-fetched for the Nashville Predators to acquire, there are those that can not only bring an increase in offensive production, but...

Morning Skate: Game 29 vs. Anaheim

Game 29/82:7:00 CT – Ducks (8-15-5) @ Predators (13-11-4)Players to watch:ANA- Teemu SelanneWill this be Selanne’s last game in Nashville? He has 50 points in 44 career games vs. Nashville.NSH- Martin EratThe veteran winger has five assists in his last four games. Erat has scored in each of the last two games vs. Anaheim.Starting goaltenders:ANA- Jonas Hiller (2011-12 stats...

Predators score late, beat Jackets in OT (AP)

Sergei Kostitsyn's redirect with 12.1 seconds left forced overtime and Colin Wilson's one-timer 1:45 into the extra period gave the Nashville Predators a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. The Predators trailed by two goals until Patric Hornqvist scored with 1:36 left in the third period, setting up the final frantic minute.

Predators 4, Blue Jackets 3: Barry Trotz post-game audio

Barry Trotz speaks after tonight's come from behind 4-3 win in Columbus...

Predators finish fast for 4-3 OT win over Columbus

Sergei Kostitsyn's redirect with 12.1 seconds left forced overtime and Colin Wilson's one-timer 1:45 into the extra period gave the Nashville Predators a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.

Anaheim Ducks (8-15-5) at Nashville Predators (13-11-4), 8 p.m. (ET)

Fans of the Nashville Predators haven't enjoyed a home win since mid-November and hope the team can find some solace when it returns to the Music City for the opener of four-game homestand versus the Anaheim Ducks.
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.