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All 20,066 people in Joe Louis arena were stunned. The Nashville Predators took a commanding 3-1 lead in their first round series against the Detroit Red Wings by sweeping both games in Detroit.
The Predators had to overcome poor play early, several terrific runs from Detroit (where it appeared that they would storm back) and also some mediocre work from the referees.
This is the first time in the history of the Nashville Predators’ franchise that the team has held a 3-1 lead in a playoff series.
Physical playoff hockey was the name of the game. Pushing and shoving before, during and after the whistle; coming hard on the forecheck; not just skating to your offensive man, skating through him.
There was no scoring through the first two periods, which greatly benefitted Nashville. Detroit was whipping their asses in every conceivable way, aside from the scoreboard. It was clear which team was the aggressor and which team needed to check itself.
At the start of the third per...
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According to the the Saginaw Spirit team web site, Josh Shalla has signed a three year entry level contract with the Nashville Predators.Shalla recently completed his final season with the Spirit and is their all time leading goal scorer. He is st to join the Milwaukee Admirals as they open their first round playoff series with the Abbotsford Heat this Friday.Shalla was the Predators...
Per his junior team’s website, Nashville Predators 2011 fourth round pick Josh Shalla has inked a three-year entry level deal with the Nashville Predators.
Shalla was left undrafted in 2009. Then again in 2010. General Manager David Poile and the Predators weren’t about to let that happen again in 2011.
Shalla, 21, was taken 94th overall in the National Hockey League Entry...
Nashville Predators defenseman Hal Gill won't play Tuesday in Game 4 of the team's best-of-seven series with the Detroit Red Wings, Predators coach Barry Trotz announced.Gill hasn't played in the first three games of the series due to a lower-body injury.He remains listed as day-to-day.Gill had five assists in 23 games for the Predators during the regular season.
Brace yourself, Preds fans. Your Nashville Predators are headed home with a 3-1 series lead.
In front of 20,066 inside Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday night, the Preds did the unthinkable: completed the sweep in Detroit. Goals from Gabriel Bourque, Kevin Klein and David Legwand provided the offense while Pekka Rinne’s 40 saves provided the defense in the 3-1 win.
Legwand thought he...
Nashville, Tenn. (April 16, 2012) – The Nashville Predators will host Game Five, brought to you by Land Rover Nashville, this Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. Doors for Game Five will open at 5 p.m. with a massive plaza party beginning at 4 p.m. in front of Bridgestone Arena with live music, games and more.
Gold Out T-Shirts will be provided by Land Rover Nashville (supporting T-shirt...
When Nashville acquired Paul Gaustad from Buffalo at the trade deadline, they acquired him for one major reason – his faceoff success.
During the regular season, “Goose” ranked 7th in the NHL in faceoff percentage with 57.3%. In addition, Gaustad finished 5 positions and a full percentage point above the player he was brought in to replace – Jerred Smithson. More importantly...
While the Nashville Predators had an off day after Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings, Head Coach Barry Trotz and three players, David Legwand, Kevin Klein, and Gabriel Bourque held a conference call with the media. Here is the complete audio of the call. David Legwand, Kevin Klein, and Gabriel Bourque Head Coach Barry Trotz More Later... Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass
Alexander Radulov’s return to the Nashville Predators in March after a nearly four-year absence generated considerable commentary over whether or not his presence would bolster the Predators offense, as well as questions about his off-season intentions.
In the summer of 2008, Radulov bolted for the riches of Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League while still owing the Predators...
By Seth Lake
Looking to rebound from their loss in Game 2 at home, the Nashville Predators entered Sunday’s matinee at Joe Louis Arena having yet to defeat the Detroit Red Wings on the road in the playoffs in their previous six attempts.
Nashville got off to a strong start earning an early power-play attempt that they were able to cash in on to take the lead, got a strong penalty...
Gabriel Bourque and defenseman Kevin Klein scored early third-period goals and Pekka Rinne once again came up big as the Nashville Predators skated to a 3-1 triumph over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.
The Predators own a 3-1 edge in the Western Conference quarterfinal series.
Rinne turned aside 40 shots and David Legwand scored the clinching tally with 39 seconds to play as...
With all the stress and disappointment that has been the 2012 playoffs, where the much more talented and experience Detroit Red Wings should be beating the tar out of the Nashville Predators. Happy Hudler decided that what he needed the most was to spend his off day in Nashville having some fun with the Locals.Click the jump to see what crazy adventures await
First stop was to...
Maybe this summarizes the series as good as anything else: the Detroit Red Wings and the Nashville Predators chose to take advantage of the two-day break between Game 4 and Game 5 to rest and prepare for an all-important and possible elimination game on Friday, but while the Predators chose to speak to the media and announced that Thursday’s practice in Nashville will be open to...
The Detroit Red Wings and Nashville Predators will face off tonight for an all-important Game 4 (7:30 PM EDT, FSD/FS Tennessee/CNBC/CBC/97.1 FM), MLive’s Ansar Khan reports that the Wings’ players received a little break in terms of managing their energy levels, despite the fact that ESPN’s Criag Custance reports that ping-pong gate was in fact an exaggeration(!), and that...
At this point, it appears that the Detroit Red Wings may very well play the last game of the 2010-2011 season Friday night in Nashville. The Red Wings out-shot Nashville 41-17 and had every opportunity to score on this year’s version of Dwayne Roloson, circa 2006, in one Pekka Rinne…
And instead of bearing down on their chances in the Predators’ zone, three catastrophic defensive...
As the Detroit Red Wings and Nashville Predators prepare to face off tonight in Game 4 (7:30 PM EDT, FSD/FS Tennessee/CBC/CNBC/97.1 FM), which may very well determine whether the purported seven-game slugfest between Detroit and Nashville will in fact go the distance, or will, instead, be a short and disappointing series for Red Wings fans…
Aside from some potential line changes...