Found December 01, 2011 on Smashville 24/7:
Game 25/82:9:00 CT – Nashville Predators (11-9-4) @ Vancouver Canucks (14-9-1)Players to watch:NSH- Shea WeberWeber has been a minus player in each of the last five games. The Preds will need a strong effort out of their captain tonight against the high-powered Canucks.VAN- Dan HamhuisThe former Predator is having a solid season for the Canucks. ‘Hammer’ is on pace for 44 points, which would be a career high.Starting goaltenders:NSH- Pekka Rinne (2011-12 stats: 10-8-4, 2.40 GAA)VAN- Cory Schneider (2011-12 stats: 7-4-0, 1.93 GAA)Injury report:NSH- Francis Bouillon (groin, out), Blake Geoffrion (shoulder, out), Teemu Laakso (back, doubtful)VAN- Sami Salo (groin, doubtful), Aaron Rome (thumb, questionable), Mason Raymond (back, out), Andrew Ebbett (foot, out)Keys to the game:NSH- Play quality road game… Though they are playing an elite team, the Preds really need to finish this road trip on a high note. They have played better defensively of late, but they’ll have to keep that up t...

POTG Predators Seven Stories: Mastication-induced Arousal Edition

Josh Farrar is searching for Sergei Kostitsyn at The Hockey Writers. Robby Stanley is wanting more out of all the veteran forwards at Hockey Night in Nashville.David Singleton takes a look at the Predators' potential need of a top scoring forward from a little bit different angle.Paul McCann previews tonight's edition of SlapShot Radio and directs us to a news report on...

Predators Insider: Preds 4 games away from homecoming

The Predators have only four more games away from Nashville. On top of this, they've now won two of their last three, and seem to have their darker times in the rearview mirror. Thursday's game was a weird one. When these two teams played last year, they combined for 14 goals in four games during the regular season. On top of that, they only scored five goals in the second...

Press Release: Laakso to Milwaukee

Nashville, Tenn. (December 2, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that defenseman Teemu Laakso has cleared waivers and been assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).Laakso, 24 (8/27/87), played nine games for the Predators this season, going pointless and posting eight penalty minutes while averaging 11:26 per game.

Jordin Tootoo Was Sitting in the Nose Bleed Section Last Night (Video)

Jordin Tootoo of the Nashville Predators caught a high stick to the face during period one of their game against the Flames last night. If you watch hockey you know they do interviews between periods with the players. Tootoo got called in for the interview to talk about why he doesn't retaliate after high hits by fighting, and his game plan for the remainder of the game. ...

During interview, Jordin Tootoo gets bloody nose

In the NHL, a high-sticking penalty will typically earn you two minutes in the box. If the stick draws blood from your opponent’s face, the penalty is worth four minutes. When Calgary defenseman Scott Hannan caught Nashville’s Jordin Tootoo in the face with a high stick on Tuesday night, he received no minutes in the [...]

Canucks LW Raymond's return delayed by paperwork

Vancouver Canucks left wing Mason Raymond was unable to play in Thursday's game against the Nashville Predators because of an error in his paperwork. The Canucks intended to re-activate Raymond, but the proper paperwork was not filed into the NHL's office by 5 p.m. ET. "It was an oversight," Canucks assistant general manager Laurence Gilman told the Vancouver...

Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks Blog: Love’ Em & Hate’ Em

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss to the Nashville Predators. Mike Fisher's game-winning goal with about 75 seconds left was the quintessential gut-puncher When Dan Hamhuis hit the post with the Canucks up 5-3, did anyone realize how crucial that play would turn out to be?

Blue Jackets vs. Vancouver Canucks Blog: Love’ Em & Hate’ Em

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. As Ryan Kesler goes, so too do the Canucks. Cory Schneider was up to his usual tricks last night. Congratulations to anyone who had November 29 in their Sami Salo injury pool...

Predators fall to Flames 1-0, suffer first shutout of season

Derek Smith scored with only 1:10 remaining in the first period to give the Calgary Flames a 1-0 lead over the Nashville Predators. It would be all the Flames needed as Miikka Kiprusoff picked up his first shutout of the season. It was the first NHL goal for Smith. In 27 career NHL games prior to Tuesday night’s contest, Smith has picked up 2 assists. The goal came in his 17th...

Canucks D Salo to be re-evaluated Thursday

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Sami Salo will be re-evaluated Thursday after aggravating a groin injury in Tuesday's game against Columbus. The 37-year-old Salo was given the day off Wednesday. He missed three contests earlier in the season with a sore groin. In 21 games this season, Salo has five goals and 13 assists.

Morning Skate: December 2

The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Predators 6, Canucks 5Smashville 24/7 3 stars of the night:1. Anders Lindback, NSH (19 saves)2. Mike Fisher, NSH (2 goals)3. Henrik Sedin, VAN (2 assists)Recaps around the blogosphere:Preds On The GlassThe View from 111Section 303The PredatorialHockey Night in NashvilleOn The ForecheckPlay of the game:

Ian Esplen: Canucks/Preds, Ryan Rumours, and Where will Randy Land?

Canucks/Pred's Preview The Nashville Predators are in Vancouver tonight to play the red hot Vancouver Canucks. The Pred's are plugging along this year, and for the first time in many years look like they will not be making the Playoffs, but is still early, so that can change. The Pred's are 4-4-2 in their past 10 while the Canucks are one of the hottest teams in the...

Schneider, Canucks stifle Jackets

Cory Schneider stopped 47 shots for his fifth straight victory as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Tuesday night.

Eric Smith: Schneider Locks Up Jackets Offense

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