Found January 08, 2012 on Section 303:
Nashville Predators 5, Carolina Hurricanes 2 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN Saturday, January 7, 2012 * Jack Hillen was the odd-defensemen out on Saturday night. It was his first healthy scratch since Mattias Ekholm was assigned to Sweden. * The Predators are now 1-2-0 with Hillen out of the lineup. * It took only 0:15 for Carolina to get the first shot on goal. * Craig Smith‘s goal was his first in over a month. He scored on a remarkably similar play on December 3 against Buffalo. * It was just Smith’s second goal in 25 games. Remember, he scored seven in his first 15. * Patric Hornqvist had no goals on four shots in the first period. He finished with two goals on seven shots. * Projected to be a power play quarterback coming into the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, how appropriate is it that Ryan Ellis‘ first career assist and goal both came on the man advantage? * Speaking of the power play, Nashville went an incredible 4-for-5 on Saturday night. They are now the NHL’s second best in tha...

Hornqvist, Fisher trigger power play explosion

Coming into tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Predators power play was in the midst of a season-long five-game scoreless streak. The Preds made sure they righted the ship in a 5-2 victory, as the unit scored four times with the man advantage on five opportunities.“It was nice to get four on the power play,” said Patric Hornqvist, who scored twice with the...

Patric Hornqvist Discusses Missing Elusive Goo-Goo Goal Against Carolina on Saturday Night

Somewhere in Nashville, there sits a dark, climate-controlled warehouse that contains 17,113 Goo-Goo Clusters that are awaiting the day when they find their way into the mouths of anxious Nashville Predator fans that have now suffered through 22 games over a three-month period when the Preds have failed to score a Goo-Goo goal.For the uninitiated, a new promotion was started this...

Second half points of improvement

Forty-one games are in the books for the Nashville Predators. It’s been an up-and-down first half to say the least, but the team has to like where they sit at the season’s midway point. Though they are two points off last year’s pace, Barry Trotz’s crew will hold a playoff spot going into the start of the second half on Tuesday night.The Preds’ power play is abnormally...

Predators score four power play goals in 5-4 win over Carolina

When Captain Shea Weber was out of the lineup with a concussion, the Nashville Predators went 0 for 13 on the man advantage.  With just one game under Weber’s belt since returning, the Predators went 4 for 5 with the man advantage to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 in front of a sold out crowd at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday night. It was the fourth win in five games for Nashville...

The truth about Chad LaRose

There seems to be a conflict within the fanbase about Chad LaRose and how he has been used as a top-six winger this season. I've heard a ton of praise and criticism thrown his way. Some people have said that this will be his break-out year and that he's finally showing that he can be a consistent 20-goal scorer. Others have said that he belongs on the fourth line, shouldn...

Hurricanes-Predators Preview

Getting Shea Weber back on the ice wasn't enough to produce a win for the Nashville Predators, but beating their next opponent may be an easier task. Weber and the Predators look to get back on track and continue their dominance of the last-place Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night in Music City. After missing four games with a concussion, Weber returned Thursday against...

Paul McCann: Sunday Shots from a Needed Win

SlapShot Radio's great photographer was snapping away last night, so here are your exclusive Sunday Shots. Click on the link for the entire photo album of fan shots and game action. From Nashville vs Carolina January 7, 2012 Courtesy DLM/SlapShot Radio. ------------------------ A rather wacky game last night at Bridgestone Arena as the Nashville Predators took a 5-2...

Predators-Avalanche Preview

The Nashville Predators have faced every team in the Western Conference except for the Colorado Avalanche. They've likely been eager to get this season series underway. Coming off an encouraging victory, the Predators look to win their sixth in a row over the Avalanche in the opener of a home-and-home set Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center. Nashville (22-15-4) has outscored...

Ward, Hurricanes get past Sabres

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes often say their play mirrors that of captain Eric Staal. Now that their once-slumping All-Star center seems to be heating up, it's no coincidence that they're threatening to escape last place. Staal had a goal and two assists to lead the Hurricanes past the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Friday night. "As he goes, we go,"...

Hornqvist leads Predators past Hurricanes, 5-2

Patric Hornqvist scored two power-play goals to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.

Game 43 Preview: Hurricanes at Predators

Carolina Hurricanes (14-21-7) at Nashville Predators (21-15-4)Bridgestone Arena, 8 p.m.TV: FS-Carolinas Yet another roster move was made earlier today as winger Drayson Bowman was sent back to Charlotte to make room for returning RW Patrick Dwyer. Do I agree with this move? Absolutely not, because Bowman was doing just about everything right ever since being recalled by Carolina...

Hurricanes get past Sabres

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Eric Staal had a goal and two assists to lead the Carolina Hurricanes past the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Friday night. Chad LaRose scored the go-ahead goal with 11:50 left, Justin Faulk also scored and Brandon Sutter added an empty-net goal for the Hurricanes. They never trailed in winning for the fourth time in seven games. They have earned points in three of...

Staal's 3 points lift Hurricanes past Sabres 4-2

Eric Staal had a goal and two assists to lead the Carolina Hurricanes past the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Friday night.

Predators Shuffle Players, Blum and Lindback to Milwaukee, Jeremy Smith to Nashville

In an effort to provide more playing time for Anders Lindback and Jon Blum, the Nashville Predators sent the pair to Milwaukee and recalled Goaltender Jeremy Smith to back up Pekka Rinne for Saturday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.Lindback has seen little action recently and Milwaukee plays three games this weekend which will provide ample opportunity for Lindback to...
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