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7:00 PM CT – Predators (30-16-4) @ Wild (24-18-7)Players to watch:NSH- Craig SmithIs Smith starting to break out of his funk? The rookie All-Star has points in three consecutive games. Also, his 18 road points lead the team.MIN- Dany HeatleyHeatley is on pace for 25 goals and 56 points, which would be his worst season since the lockout. However, he has 10 goals and 19 points in 15 career games vs. Nashville.Starting goaltenders:NSH- Pekka Rinne (2011-12 stats: 28-11-4, 2.36 GAA)MIN- Niklas Backstrom (2011-12 stats: 13-12-4, 2.43 GAA)Injury report:NSH- Francis Bouillon and Jerred Smithson (upper body, probable)MIN- Mikko Koivu (shoulder, out), Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Guillaume Latendresse (concussion, out), Jarod Palmer (upper body, out)Keys to the game:NSH- Play Predator Hockey… Some are worried that the Preds’ momentum is going to be halted by the All-Star break. To get back into the groove, they have to come out of the gates playing Predator Hockey against a desperate Wild te...
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The Nashville Predators were the hottest team in the National Hockey League going into the all-star break with a 9-1-0 record in their last 10 games. Nashville is 12-2-0 since December 28th and Predators netminder Pekka Rinne, named the NHL’s second start of last week, was playing some of the best hockey of his career, winning 9 consecutive starts and posting an 18-2-0 record in...
The recently completed documentary entitled "Gold Record: 50 Years of Hockey History in Music City" will debut on Fox Sports Tennessee tonight at 6 p.m. just prior to the Predators at Minnesota Wild game.It is a great historical piece that brings to light the long history of hockey in Nashville and features many local folks that you know relating their experiences.Make...
We’ve seen this act before.Down 4-1 midway through the third period in Minnesota, the Nashville Predators were dead in the water. The momentum they gained before the All-Star break was toast. Pekka Rinne’s nine-game winning streak was history.With their backs against the wall in the third period, however, a switch was flipped – the same switch the Preds have flipped time...
At a local establishment on Tuesday night, with the Predators trailing 3-0 to the Wild in the second period, the waiter looked at me and said, shaking his head, “I think this one is over.” My response? “Nothing is ever over with this Predators team.”Not that I actually thought the Preds would end up winning that game at that point in time – you just simply can’t count...
Nashville Predators 30-16-4
Minnesota Wild 24-18-7
Francis Bouillon is set to return to the Predators lineup Tuesday night
Going into Tuesday night’s action, the Nashville Predators had a 10-2-0 record for the month of January and will attempt to close out the month 11-2-0. The Predators were 9-1-0 in their previous 10 games going into last week’s All-Star break...
Wild defenseman Marek Zidlicky, who will be scratched for a third consecutive game tonight, sounded off to the Star Tribune
Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter said Friday he didn't anticipate signing a long-term deal before the League's trade deadline on Feb. 27. Suter made his comments during the 2012 NHL All-Star Media Day presented by Allstate.
Suter will ...
The Nasvhille Predators picked up right where they left off before the All-Star break, defeating the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on a late comeback, scoring four goals in the third period.
Minnesota jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first period with two goals by Dany Heatley, the first with an assist by Nick Johnson and the second, on a power play, assisted by Cullen.
Less that two...
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The Preds have been the league's hottest team roaring into the break. But Adam Gretz laments Nashville's big move in the West is being overshadowed by franchise D Ryan Suter's mixed signals over a new contract.
Coach Mike Yeo responded to Marek Zidlicky
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #15 Dany Heatley
2. #9 Mikko Koivu...