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The Nashville Predators clinched a postseason berth without even taking the ice on Wednesday.
Nashville (44-25-8) secured its seventh playoff berth in eight seasons after the Anaheim Ducks posted a 3-1 triumph over the San Jose Sharks.
The Predators became the fourth Western Conference team to qualify for the playoffs, joining St. Louis, Vancouver and Detroit.
Teemu Selanne broke a tie with 14:38 remaining in the third period as host Anaheim knocked San Jose out of first place in the Pacific Division.
Bobby Ryan and Corey Perry also scored and Jonas Hiller made 28 saves in his 70th start of the season for the Ducks, who were eliminated from playoff contention when Los Angeles defeated Calgary 3-0 earlier Wednesday.
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Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz has said that almost as soon as his team was eliminated in the second round of last year's playoffs, he realized how close his team was.
The Predators scored 11 goals in the series; Vancouver scored 13 on Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne a two-goal differential over six games between advancing and elimination. Vancouver, of course, went on...
Now that the Nashville Predators have officially clinched a playoff berth, we can propose this.
What seems like a long long time ago (it’s only been a year and half) and in an arena not too far far away, the Predators began each home game with a video set to the Posthumus Zone remix version of Jay-Z’s two-time platinum single Run This Town. It was a huge hit. Matter of fact...
From the Nashville Predators
NASHVILLE PREDATORS SIGN DEFENSEMAN ANTHONY BITETTO
Nashville, Tenn. (March 29, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed 2010 draft pick Anthony Bitetto (AN-thu-nee biht-EHT-oh) to a two-year entry-level contract.
Bitetto, 20 (7/15/90), recently completed his sophomore...
The Nashville Predators announced Monday that 2012 Stanley Cup Playoff tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10:00 AM Central Time. Tickets should be sold out very quickly, so you should try to buy tickets on Ticketmaster that day, or go to the tickets tab above. The tab will direct you to the best deals possible. It is still unknown who the Predators will play in the playoffs, but...
The Nashville Predators were looking for a single point to clinch their seventh playoff berth in the last eight seasons on Tuesday night against the St. Louis Blues. The Predators had a 4-0-1 record against the Blues this season heading into the contest.
Former Predators captain Jason Arnott assisted on the Blues first goal Tuesday night against Nashville
Nashville’s official ticket...
On Wednesday night, the Nashville Predators clinched a berth for the Stanley Cup playoffs when San Jose lost 3-1 to the Anaheim Ducks. It is the seventh time in the last eight seasons that the Predators will see post-season action.
With two weeks left until the playoffs begin, Nashville’s ticket to the post-season has been punched earlier than most previous times the Predators...
This Friday will be Predator Pride day in Middle Tennessee with hockey fans being encouraged to turn everything into a Predator theme. Don gear bearing the likeness of your favorite Saber Toothed Tiger. Decorate your cube. Pred your ride. Paint your face. Show off that pre-playoff beard. Nothing is off limits in Smashville!One of the highlights will be the placement around the area...
The Nashville Predators finish off their Central Division road trip Friday night against the Detroit Red Wings at the Joe Louis Arena. The Nashville Predators' record this season is 44-25-8 with 96 points and ranked 5th in the Western Conference. The Detroit Red Wings' record this season is 46-26-5 with 97 points and ranked 4th in the Western Conference. Puck drops at 6:38...
St. Louis Blues 3, Nashville Predators 0
Scottrade Center; St. Louis, Missouri
March 27, 2012
* Veteran Blues forward Jamie Langenbrunner played in his 1,100th game on Tuesday.
* He celebrated with his sixth goal of the year.
* Blues goaltender Brian Elliott has three consecutive shutouts coming into the night.
* Elliott has nine shutouts in 36 games this...
By Steve Palumbo (@StevePalumboNHL)
Teemu Selanne will not come right and tell us how he is feeling or thinking but recent comments seem to suggest he might by leaning towards returning to the Anaheim Ducks for his 20th NHL season.
“There’s more inside me that wants to play than retire,” the 42-year-old winger told the OC Register. “But it’s got to be 100 percent when...
In November I first picked Shea Weber as the Norris Trophy leader. When Weber lost a bit of time with a concussion my new pick was Zdeno Chara. By early February I had Weber back in the lead. Now that we are into the stretch drive of the season, I think Chara is back in the lead.
Zdeno Chara has the top +/- rating among all defencemen in the NHL at +29. His 49 points...
Today, we try a semi-regular experiment, as I dive into the top five stories from Blogger’s Row and beyond.
Today’s Top Five Stories From “Pred Nation”:
1. Last night, the Predators clinched their seventh playoff berth in the last eight seasons when Anaheim downed San Jose. Amanda DiPaolo of Inside Smashville and Ryan Porth of Smashville 24/7 each have their own season-by...
It’s time for PuckScene’s experimental semi-daily linkstorm!
Here are the top five stories from Bloggers’ Row and beyond for March 30:
1. If it involves yours truly, it’s going to be on the top spot. Let’s just get that out of the way now. On the Forecheck’s Dirk Hoag is winding up the regular season profiling various bloggers’ “Moments of the Season”. Yesterday...
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The difference between the Predators team that played Sunday and the team that took the ice tonight was staggeringly lopsided. The Predators, frustrated by a 1-2-2 trap with aggressive forechecking from the Blues dropped their first regulation loss of the year at ScottTrade Center.
The Blues were tenacious all night and took advantage...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Teemu Selanne scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, Jonas Hiller made 28 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks dealt a blow to San Jose's playoff hopes with a 3-1 victory over the Sharks on Wednesday night.
Bobby Ryan also scored and Corey Perry scored his 36th goal of the season into an empty net for the Ducks, who were eliminated from playoff...