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Detroit Red Wings
Nashville Predators 4, Colorado Avalanche 2
Bridgestone Arena; Nashville, Tennessee
March 8, 2012
* Coming into the night, Pekka Rinne and Tomas Vokoun were tied for the franchise’s lead in single season wins with 36.
* Thursday night was the 19th sellout of the season for Nashville. Saturday night’s game against the Detroit Red Wings will tie a franchise record of 20 sellouts in one season.
* Rinne has allowed two goals or fewer in nine of his last 10 games.|
* Nashville Head Coach Barry Trotz is now six wins away from 500 all-time.
* Colorado managed just three shots on goal in the opening frame.
* Those three shots are the lowest the Preds have allowed in a first period since January 23.
* Former Preds defenseman Shane O’Brien took the first two penalties of the game.
* Former Avs forward Brandon Yip was originally credited with the second Preds goal. It was later changed to Roman Josi, however.
* Newly reunited brothers Andrei and Sergei Kostitsyn played o...
BEST OF MAXIM
Pekka Rinne picked up his League-leading 37th win Thursday night against the Colorado Avalanche at a sold out Bridgestone Arena. The win also earned Rinne the franchise-record for most wins in a single season, set by Tomas Vokoun during the 2005-06 campaign.
“He means a lot to this team,” rookie Craig Smith said, adding, “He is always there making those crazy saves day in...
Before this season the most wins any Predators goaltender had accumulated in a season was 36, done by Tomas Vokoun in the 2005-06 season. That total was surpassed last night by Pekka Rinne, who made 15 saves in a 4-2 victory against Colorado.“I think that is a stat that you respect and appreciate,” Rinne said after the game. “It’s for me as an individual, but it’s also...
The “Radulov Watch” has turned into a full blown “Radulov Warning.”
On July 11, 2008, Nashville Predators winger Alexander Radulov bolted to the Kontinental Hockey League despite having one year remaining on his entry level contract. He was 22 at the time and would become the face of the new league in his native Russia. The 2004 first round pick is a four-time KHL All-Star...
Goaltender Pekka Rinne takes a quick look at tonight's contest against Detroit...
NASHVILLE PREDATORS SIGN BROWN UNIVERSITY FORWARD JACK MACLELLANNashville, Tenn. (March 10, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed free-agent forward Jack Maclellan to a one-year entry-level contract.Maclellan, 23 (6/5/88), recently completed his senior season at Brown University where he led...
How loud did Smashville get tonight? Courtesy of our new decibel meter, you can find out right here...Decibels (dB)Play108 (dB)Preds come onto the ice110Mike Fisher 1st period goal111Brandon Yip 1st period goal102"Walk This Way" named song of the night101Ryan Suter saves Colorado goal101Military salute112Sergei Kostitsyn 2nd period goal104Late 2nd period melee109Martin...
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...
NASHVILLE -- When Nashville Predators associate coach Brent Peterson was first coming to grips with having Parkinson's Disease, old friend Cam Neely helped him to get in touch with actor Michael J. Fox.
Neely, now the president of the Boston Bruins and a former member of the Vancouver Canucks along with Peterson, got to know Fox as a teenager, as both grew up in British Columbia...
According to On the Forecheck’s Dirk Hoag, the Nashville Predators are very happy to report that team’s finally starting to sell out Bridgestone Arena, or reach near-sellout status, while giving away fewer and fewer tickets while also charging a bit more for the tickets the team’s selling to the general public:
“Fill the building. Nothing happens until the building’s filled...
Nashville Predators 39-21-7
Detroit Red Wings 44-21-3
The Predators look to maintain their offense against Detroit on Saturday night
When the puck drops at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday night, the Nashville Predators will tie the franchise record for most sellouts in a single season at 20 games, and there is no better game to achieve the feat than a renewal of the...
Nashville, Tenn. (March 10, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed free-agent forward Jack Maclellan to a one-year entry-level contract.
Maclellan, 23 (6/5/88), recently completed his senior season at Brown University where he led the Bears in points (15g-15a-30pts), goals and assists in 30...
In Tuesday’s loss, the Los Angeles Kings had a response for every time the Predators scored. The shoe was on the other foot tonight, at least in the first period, as Mike Fisher scored soon after Colorado took an early 1-0 lead. Fisher’s goal kick-started the Predators, who went on to take down the Avalanche 4-2 in front of a sold out Bridgestone Arena.“After goals, ends...
In this episode of The 303:30, presented by Brewhouse South, we speculate about the Alexander Radulov situation and, in our USA Baby & Kids in Franklin feature of the week, we spend 35 minutes with Mick Kern of NHL Home Ice!
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Throughout their years of prominence, the Detroit Red Wings have had two constants. One is defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, who owns an NHL-record seven – seven! – Norris Trophies. The other is Tomas Holmstrom, who has set up shop in front of goaltenders his whole career.“He’s always there and he’s been doing that for years,” Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne said. “His...
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It was a heart-breaking affair when Nashville last played the Detroit Red Wings. A shot by Pavel Datsyuk, after undressing Ryan Suter in the zone with five seconds left, continued the record-breaking home win streak for Detroit and sent Predators fans reeling.
The Red Wings remain at the top of their game despite numerous injuries to...