Found October 29, 2011 on Smashville 24/7:
Game 10/82:Anaheim Ducks (5-3-1) @ Nashville Predators (4-4-1)7:00 CT… TV: KDOC (Center Ice)Players to watch:ANA- Teemu SelanneThe ‘Finnish Flash’ was a major factor for the Ducks in last year’s series vs. Nashville, and leads the Ducks in points (9).NSH- Craig SmithSmith has gotten better in each of the last three games (4 points), prompting Barry Trotz to say he’s the best forward on the team right now.Starting goaltenders:ANA- Jonas Hiller (2011-12 stats: 4-3-1, 2.49 GAA)NSH- Pekka Rinne (2011-12 stats: 4-4-1, 2.51 GAA)Injury report:ANA- Devante Smith-Pelly (wrist/flu, questionable), Jason Blake (wrist, out), Matt Smaby (thumb, out)NSH- Martin Erat (upper body, probable)Keys to the game:ANA- Power play success… The Ducks’ explosive man advantage got off to a slow start, but has scored six times in the last games. They’ll be going up against an average penalty kill unit.NSH- Finish home stand on high note… You could make an argument that the last four periods have been the best, ...

Ducks D Beauchemin's hit to be reviewed

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin's hit on Mike Fisher in Saturday's game will be reviewed by the NHL, the Orange County Register reported. In the first period of Anaheim's 3-0 loss to Nashville, Beauchemin knocked down Mike Fisher near center ice and was penalized for an illegal check to the head. Fisher suffered an upper body injury. Fisher was playing...

Cue up The Troggs! Ryan Thang recalled from Milwaukee…

Dave Bohler , who covers the Milwaukee Admirals for the Journal Sentinel, is reporting that Ads forward Ryan Thang has been recalled by the Nashville Predators. The move is necessary given the unknowns of Mike Fisher‘s condition after recieving a huge open-ice hit by Ducks defenseman François Beauchemin on Saturday night. This will be Thang’s first tour of duty in the NHL....

Preds display ‘mental toughness’ in 3-0 win over Ducks

There was a controversial play that occurred in tonight’s Predators victory over the Anaheim Ducks. With the Preds leading 1-0 at 12:41 of the first period, Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin delivered a blind-side hit on Predators forward Mike Fisher, which sparked an ensuing scuffle. Fisher missed the rest of the game with an upper-body injury.On the play, Beauchemin was...

Rinne receives goal support in convincing win

Pekka Rinne surrendered three goals tonight. Luckily, his teammates picked up the slack and provided more offense than usual in a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. All five of the Predators' goals were scored in the first two periods.Before tonight’s game, the Predators had scored five goals in the previous four games. In those contests, they received quality goaltending...

Morning Skate: October 28

The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Predators 5, Lightning 3Smashville 24/7 3 stars of the night:1. Mike Fisher, NSH (2 goals, 1 assist)2. Sergei Kostitsyn, NSH (1 goal, 1 assist)3. Pekka Rinne, NSH (29 saves)Recaps around the blogosphere:Preds On The GlassInside SmashvilleSection 303Puck SceneHockey Night in NashvilleOn The ForecheckPlay of the game:(Other than Rinne’s glove...

Predators C Fisher ruled out vs. Blackhawks

Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Playing in just his third game since returning from offseason surgery, Fisher was hit by Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin during Saturday's 3-0 victory. Fisher had his head down and was blasted by Beauchemin while he was skating through the middle of the...

Predators 3, Ducks 0

Pekka Rinne made 20 saves for the Nashville Predators in his 100th career win, 3-0 over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night. Rinne set a franchise record with 22 shutouts, two this season. Patric Hornqvist, Martin Erat and Shea Weber scored for Nashville in the first meeting between the two teams since the Predators beat the Ducks in the opening round of the playoffs last season...

Twitter recaps the Preds and Ducks…

Your tweets tell the story. That’s how it works in our “day after” Twitter Recap series. Through your words, we recap the Nashville Predators’ 3-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. —          

Predators-Blackhawks Preview

Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators appear to be finding their stride, and the timing couldn't be better. The Predators look to win their third in a row Monday night when they open a difficult five-game road trip against the Central Division-leading Chicago Blackhawks. Nashville (5-4-1), which trails the Blackhawks (6-2-2) by three points, arrives in Chicago after defeating...

Rinne makes 20 saves in Predators' win over Ducks

Pekka Rinne made 20 saves for the Nashville Predators in his 100th career win, 3-0 over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.

Coyotes acquire C O'Reilly from Predators

The Phoenix Coyotes acquired center Cal O’Reilly from the Nashville Predators on Friday. In exchange for O'Reilly, the Coyotes shipped a 2012 fourth-round draft pick to Nashville. O'Reilly, 25, has one assist in five games this season. He had six goals and 12 assists in 38 games with the Predators last season.

Perry, Getzlaf get goals in Ducks win vs. Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Anaheim Ducks got their sputtering power play going. Familiarity and continuity make that a lot easier to do, and the Minnesota Wild are still searching for theirs. Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf each had a power-play goal and an assist, and Teemu Selanne totaled three assists to help the Ducks beat the Wild 3-2 Thursday and snap a three-game winless streak...

Anaheim Ducks (5-4-1) at Columbus Blue Jackets (1-9-1), 6:30 p.m. (ET)

The Columbus Blue Jackets are still searching for a way to put teams away late, something the Anaheim Ducks never got a chance to do in their most recent outing.

Rinne makes 20 saves in Predators' win over Ducks

Pekka Rinne made 20 saves for the Nashville Predators in his 100th career win, 3-0 over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.
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