Found January 17, 2012 on Smashville 24/7:
6:30 PM CT – Predators (26-15-4) @ Rangers (28-11-4)Players to watch:NSH- Shea WeberWith Ryan Suter likely out, the onus will be on the defense to step up collectively. Look for Weber’s ice-time to be in the 28-30 minute range.NYR- Brad RichardsRichards has gone pointless over the last four games, but has 23 points in 20 career games vs. Nashville.Starting goaltenders:NSH- Pekka Rinne (2011-12 stats: 23-11-4, 2.54 GAA)NYR- Henrik Lundqvist (2011-12 stats: 19-9-4, 1.95 GAA)Injury report:NSH- Ryan Suter (upper body, doubtful), Craig Smith (flu, questionable), Jerred Smithson (lower body, out)NYR- Brandon Dubinsky (shoulder, questionable), Ruslan Fedotenko (back, questionable), Steve Eminger (shoulder, out), Jeff Woywitka (foot, out), Michael Sauer (concussion, out)Keys to the game:NSH- Neutralize Gaborik… With 23 tallies, Marian Gaborik is the runaway goal-scoring leader for the Blueshirts. Since the start of November, 17 of Gaborik’s 18 goals have come in victories. When he has an...

Suter Still Out With Upper-Body Injury

from Dan Rosen of, Nashville defenseman Ryan Suter said Wednesday during a visit to the NHL offices that he will not play Thursday night in Columbus. Suter, who spoke to in the morning, left Monday’s game against the Islanders after the first period and did not play Tuesday against the Rangers. He wouldn’t elaborate on the nature of his injury other than to say...

It’s time for your Preds and Rangers LEFTGOVERS…

New York Rangers 3, Nashville Predators 0 Madison Square Garden January 17, 2012 LEFTOVER THOUGHTS: * Coming into Tuesday’s game, the Rangers were 20-1-1 this season when scoring first. * Additionally, they were 17-0-2 when leading after two periods. * Ryan Suter missed the game with an upper-body injury. * Seeing as how this is his first absence this season, the Predators are...

Pressing the Issue: The Ryan Suter Dilemma

Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images After losing 3-0 against the Eastern Conference leading New York Rangers, one thing above all else stood out to the Predator fans eagerly viewing the first nationally televised game of the year for Nashville….the team looked lost. One individual in particular looked more timid and uncharacteristically out of place: Captain Shea Weber. With...

Recover – Predators @ Rangers Post Game Thoughts…

Even without all-star Ryan Suter, the Predators are a damn good team. A team with balanced scoring. A hard working team. A team with another superstar defenseman in Shea Weber, and a team with good speed, and an outstanding coach. The Predators are very similar to the New York Rangers…without the budget. That budget, though, did not really help the Rangers at all, as the Rangers...

Preds D Suter out for Thursday

Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter pronounced himself out for Thursday's contest in Columbus with an undisclosed injury.

Nashville Predators (26-15-4) at New York Rangers (28-11-4), 7:30 p.m. (ET)

Predators captain Shea Weber said his club isn't playing as well as it would like.

Rangers snap Nashville’s five-game winning streak, shutout Predators 3-0

The Nashville Predators visited Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night in the second game of back-to-back contests, losing to the New York Rangers 3-0. The loss ended Nashville’s five-game winning streak. Henrik Lundqvist picked up the his third shutout of the season for the League-leading Rangers, stopping all 27 shots on goal from Nashville. Anders Linback picked up the loss...
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