Found February 09, 2012 on Smashville 24/7:
6:30 PM CT – Predators (32-17-5) @ Senators (27-22-7)Players to watch:NSH- Mike FisherFisher makes his return to Ottawa 364 days after being dealt to Nashville. The former Senator has seven goals in his last six games.OTT- Erik KarlssonThe high-flying Norris Trophy candidate is a key player in Ottawa’s lineup. Karlsson leads the NHL in points from defensemen (48 points).Starting goaltenders:NSH- Pekka Rinne (2011-12 stats: 30-11-5, 2.38 GAA)OTT- Craig Anderson (2011-12 stats: 25-19-5, 2.99 GAA)Injury report:NSH- NoneOTT- Brian Lee (lower body, questionable), Jesse Winchester (concussion, out), Peter Regin (shoulder, out)Keys to the game:NSH- Get power play on track… The man advantage has been a big reason for the Predators’ success this year, but the unit is just 1-for-11 since the All-Star break. They also went 0-for-4 against Vancouver on Tuesday. The Preds will need to get the power play back on track tonight against the 21st-ranked penalty kill.OTT- Play full 60 minu...

One more thing: Rinne’s franchise-record streak ends

As the old saying goes, all good things come to an end.Before last night’s 4-3 shootout defeat at the hands of Vancouver Canucks, Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne had not lost a game since Jan. 5 – over a month ago. Since that decisive loss to Dallas, Rinne won all 11 of his starts and put the team on his back. In the process he set a franchise record for most consecutive wins...

In 1000th career game, Phillips leads Senators over Predators

The Ottawa Senators were looking to turn their season back around when the Nashville Predators visited Canada’s capital city to face Mike Fisher’s former team. Bourque celebrates after scoring in the first period Thursday night Ottawa were losers of seven straight games entering Thursday night’s contest. The Senators struck first when Jason Spezza scored just 4:46 into the...

Predators-Senators Preview

During his 10-plus seasons with the Ottawa Senators, Mike Fisher was a fan favorite who was instrumental to their Stanley Cup finals run five years ago. He was an adept goal scorer, but never scored as proficiently as he is now for the Nashville Predators. Fisher makes his return to Ottawa almost a year to the day he was traded when the Predators face the struggling Senators on...

Rinne’s winning streak snapped, Preds lose in shootout…

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has been pulled from a game just four times this season. Half of them against the Vancouver Canucks. Since being chased by Vancouver on December 1, Rinne was an unimaginable 20-2-1. Better make that 20-3-1. In front of 16,232 inside Bridgestone Arena, Rinne’s 11-game win streak came to an end as the Preds lost in the shootout, 4-3. They...

The 303:30 – Preds’ post All-Star Break and Mark Willoughby reporting from Boston

In this episode of The 303:30, presented by Brewhouse South, discusses the Nashville Predators’ post-All-Star Break struggles, which Columbus Blue Jacket the Preds have been scouting and which would fit best here in Music City, and what the Preds need (if anything) at the NHL trade deadline on February 27. Then, in the final segment, we visit with Mark Willoughby...

Predators Hope to Start New Win Streak in Ottawa

The Nashville Predators (32-17-5) have put together several formidable win streaks in the last two months but have gone 1-1-1 in the last three games after Tuesday's 4-3 shoot-out loss to the Vancouver Canucks. The Preds hope to set their ship in the right direction against the Ottawa Senators (27-22-7) at Scotiabank Place on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. (FS-TN).The talk at...

Phillips: 'It's going to take a little time' to sink in

Senators defenceman Chris Phillips smiles as he joins his family for a photo after a mural timeline of his 14-year career in Ottawa was unveiled on the 100-level at Scotiabank Place. ...

Nashville Predators (32-17-5) at Ottawa Senators (27-22-7), 7:30 p.m. (ET)

The Ottawa Senators were already burned by one former teammate this week. They hope that same thing doesn't happen this evening against the Nashville Predators in Mike Fisher's return to Scotiabank Place.

Canucks defeat Predators in shootout

In their fifth consecutive overtime game, the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Nashville Predators 4-3 in a shootout Tuesday night. Alexander Edler hit the game-winning goal for Vancouver, while Colin Wilson was unable to extend the game with a shot for the Predators. The first period was full of missed opportunities for the Predators. Less than two minutes into the game, the Predators...

Phillips, Spezza net two to help Sens snap skid

Chris Phillips scored his first two goals of the season in his 1,000th NHL game, Jason Spezza also scored twice and the Ottawa Senators ended a seven-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

Edler Ruins Fun: Vancouver Bests Nashville in the Shootout 4-3

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images It wasn’t meant to be and it felt a little like the last time Vancouver played in Nashville except in this case, for fans of the Fang, there is another game to be played. Vancouver would jump out to a two-goal lead towards the end of the first on some hard charging and sloppy line changes by the Predators. The Bitz goal was incredibly...

Phillips scores rare pair as Sens end skid

Chris Phillips scored his first two goals of the season in his 1,000th NHL game, Jason Spezza also scored twice and the Ottawa Senators ended a seven-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
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