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Game #1 in Nashville Predators history was a low scoring affair against an Eastern Conference opponent.
Game #1,000? No different.
The Montreal Canadiens, in front of Hockey Night in Canada cameras, spoiled the Preds’ 1,000th game with a 2-1 overtime victory. Nashville got a shorthanded goal from captain Shea Weber, as well as 23 saves from Pekka Rinne, but it wasn’t enough on this night.
The visitors capitalized on an odd-man rush to open the scoring. David Desharnais scored his third of the season while breaking in three-on-one and deke’ing around Rinne. The goal review was abnormally long but, in the end, the goal stood, giving the Habs a 1-0 lead late in the first.
In the middle frame, Weber scored the rare (“uber-rare” for a defenseman) shorthanded goal after receiving a Montreal-zone face-off was won back to Ryan Suter. His blast evened the score and gave the Preds captain his third career shorthanded tally.
The 17,113 inside Bridgestone Arena had to wait until the overtime se...
BEST OF MAXIM
Nashville Predators forward Patric Hornqvist said in the off-season that he was frustrated by an inconsistent offensive campaign in 2010-11. He had scored 30 goals the year before, but only 21 last season. After being hampered by an injured foot for most of October, the Preds hope Hornqvist can continue his current hot streak.With seven goals in his last eight games, Hornqvist...
The Nashville Predators lost their 1000th game in overtime to the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 on Saturday night in front of a sold out crowd at Bridgestone Arena.
Nick Spaling returned to the lineup, having not played since October 29th against Anaheim. Known for his strong penalty killing skills, Spaling played 13:02, including 2:41 shorthanded.
“It felt pretty good. I was ready to...
The CBC put together a nice piece on Barry Trotz's road to 1000 games as the Predators' head coach.Ryan Porth reports what special meaning the 1000th game was for Barry Trotz. He also has a piece on Patric Hornqvist finding his groove.Dirk Hoag found a nugget about the NHLPA suspecting that the Nashville Predators under-reported revenue from the 2010-11 season.The Canadiens...
As we head into tonight's Nashville Predators' 1000th game celebration, there are plenty of look-backs all around the blogosphere. Here's a good selection of stories commemorating the event.1000th Game Round-Up...Ryan Porth has his all time Predators team, that goes 20 deep, through the first 999 games. He also looks at all of the Predators' captains through...
Sergei Kostitsyn and Francis Bouillon are not the only players with ties to the Montreal organization.
Blake Geoffrion’s grandfather and great grandfather are both in the Hockey Hall of Fame after illustrious careers with the Habs.
Blake’s grandfather Bernie ‘Boom Boom’ Geoffrion played 14 years for the Canadiens before ending his career with the New York Rangers. Howie Morenz...
Bryan Mullen has the story of a local veteran who just happens to be a lifelong hockey fan.The Injury bug is making the rounds in the Predators locker room again this seasonDirk Hoag runs the numbers on Craig Smith and the other rookies to see how the ex-Badger matches up.Craig Custance has a feature on Smith at ESPN buried behind a pay wall.Harrison Mooney says that Smith...
As you would expect, there are plenty of special activities planned for Saturday's 1000th Predator game celebration that is scheduled for an early start time of 6 p.m. and pits Nashville against the Montreal Canadiens.In addition to local coverage on Fox Sports Tennessee, the game is being televised throughout Canada as the first game of the weekly Hockey Night in Canada Doubleheader...
Josh Cooper discusses the Predators' recent point streak and how it will pay dividends in the long run.David Boclair saw the Preds' slow start coming on Saturday.Keven Allen points out that when David Poile notched his 1000th game with the Predators that he became the first GM to have over 1000 games with two different teams.Robby Stanley talked to Jon Blum about his shot...
Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz of the Nashville Predators coached his 1,000th game Saturday night in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Montreal Predators.
Trotz joined current Buffalo Sabres head man Lindy Ruff as well as Al Arbour and Billy Reay as the only coaches to reach 1,000 games with one team.
His milestone night was spoiled when Montreal's Max Pacioretty beat Pekka...
2012 Nashville Predators Fangtastic 5k Run/Walk
Presented by ADVENTUREWORKS
The annual Nashville Predators Fangtastic 5k Run/Walk, presented by ADVENTUREWORKS, will be here in just a few short months. It is never too early to register...
It seems fitting that the Predators would mark the 1000th game milestone by playing the Montreal Canadiens, who holds the mark for the team that has been in operation continuously the longest, having passed the century mark in years in 2009. The Habs predate the NHL by eight years, as the league was formed in 1917.The Predators have a much shorter history, starting operations in...
The morning before Nashville's 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks, coach Barry Trotz said he wanted to be over .500 on this road trip. It didn't matter that a five-out-of-10-points trip would still be successful in the eyes of many.
Trotz got his wish, and the Predators got seven out of a possible 10 points on this swing that took them through Chicago and the West Coast...
When the Nashville Predators hit the road two weeks ago, Pekka Rinne was due to become an unrestricted free agent at season's end. The team has since rewarded him with the richest contract in franchise history, and Rinne has responded by winning each of his starts since.
Rinne could be in goal Saturday night looking to lead the surging Predators to a sixth win in eight contests...
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Here are Barry Trotz's comments following tonight's 2-1 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens...