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9:00 PM CT – Predators (40-21-7) @ Coyotes (34-25-10)Players to watch:NSH- Martin EratErat, whose production has been inconsistent of late, is one point away from his fifth 50-point season in the last six years.PHX- Antoine VermetteThe Coyotes’ trade deadline pickup will be playing his seventh game against the Preds this season. He has two points in nine games with the ‘Yotes thus far.Starting goaltenders:NSH- Pekka Rinne (2011-12 stats: 38-14-7, 2.35 GAA)PHX- Mike Smith (2011-12 stats: 30-17-7, 2.28 GAA)Injury report:NSH- Kevin Klein (upper body, doubtful)PHX- Martin Hanzal (upper body, questionable), Derek Morris (groin, out), Kyle Chipchura (wrist, out), David Schlemko (foot, out)Keys to the game:NSH- Get off to a fast start… Since the start of February the Preds are 2-3-1 on the road. Their starts have to improve away from home. Additionally, the Coyotes are a staggering 94-12-4 when scoring the game’s first goal since Dave Tippett took over. So in short, the Preds need to h...
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The rumor mill is in full effect today, running rampant that defected Nashville Predator winger Alexander Radulov may rejoin the team soon.
With the Predators being healthy up front and, maybe even more surprisingly, performing so well offensively, the question needs to be asked: where would the Russian sniper fit in?
Using Monday night’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes as a reference...
The perfect storm we mentioned Friday seems close to becoming reality. Numerous reports out of Russia today suggest that former Predator Alexander Radulov is leaning towards making a return to the team he left less than four years ago.All of the hurdles seem to be cleared. Despite general managers league-wide voicing frustration over the process, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed that...
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Marc-Antoine Pouliot missed the phone call from Coyotes assistant general manager Brad Treviling on Friday morning. He was still asleep in Portland, Maine.
"My alarm went off like five minutes later, so I called him back and I was like, 'What's up?'" Pouliot said.
You are, Treviling told him. We're recalling you.
Pouliot had no idea...
NASHVILLE PREDATORS SIGN BROWN UNIVERSITY FORWARD JACK MACLELLANNashville, Tenn. (March 10, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed free-agent forward Jack Maclellan to a one-year entry-level contract.Maclellan, 23 (6/5/88), recently completed his senior season at Brown University where he led...
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- As get-away games go, this wasnt what the Coyotes wanted. Then again, a wide-open affair with lots of scoring chances and defensive breakdowns was the last thing anybody expected from a Nashville-Phoenix matchup.
"We gave away easy chances," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said following the Predators 5-4 shootout win at Jobing.com Arena. "It was poor...
The Nashville Predators ended their homestand with consecutive wins, and they hope it provides them with some momentum as they begin a challenging portion of their schedule. The Predators begin a four-game road trip against the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday night. Nashville moved within four points of fourth-place Detroit in the Western Conference with a 3-2 win over the Red Wings...
The Nashville Predators got off to a good start on the four game road trip out west with a 5-4 shootout win over the always pesky Phoenix Coyotes.Whenever the two teams meet you know that it will be a close contest with two of the NHL's best hockey minds behind the bench with Barry Trotz and Dave Tippet playing their chess match to get the most out of their players.In the end...
Welcome to the newest edition of 'How to Beat the Goalie'. Today's edition will feature the upcoming opponents to the Nashville Predators, which is the Phoenix Coyotes. This will be the first time that I will be covering the Coyotes' goalies. The Phoenix Coyotes' goalies are Mike Smith and Jason LaBarbera. Both goalies will be analyzed with in-depth stats and...
In no small part due to the fact that the KHL “poached’” restricted free agent forward Alexander Radulov from the Nashville Predators and then spent the past four seasons insisting that Radulov was the prime example as to how the KHL-NHL relationship had improved in terms of the NHL respecting the KHL’s valid contracts and not “poaching” players themselves, the NHLPA...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Andrei Kostitsyn scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 5-4 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday night.
Kostitsyn, shooting first for the Preds, beat Mike Smith through his legs for the win.
Phoenix trailed 4-2 early in the third, but Oilver Ekman-Larrson and Raffi Torres scored to help send the game to overtime.
Much has changed since the last the the Nashville Predators faced off against the Detroit Red Wings. Both teams have been passed by the St. Louis Blues in the standings since that time. Detroit has hit what amounts to a lull for them in the season. Nashville has had some pretty big roster changes.
The Predators were able to gain more ground in the standings Saturday night with...
The San Jose Sharks continue to lose ground in the hunt for a playoff spot after they lost for the second time in a row against a divisional rival that is ahead of them in the standings.
The Phoenix Coyotes handled the Sharks in a 3-0 win in the desert with opportunistic scoring and brilliant goaltending from Mike Smith. Smith stopped 42 shots in the win and many were difficult saves. The S...
(Avalanche rookie Gabriel Landeskog scored the game winner last night in OT vs. the Ducks)
The pieces are in place for Alexander Radulov to return to the Nashville Predators. [NHL] This is a pretty significant move for the Predators if he decides to join them.
NHL GMs don't think there is much more they can do to limit concussions. Only three percent of...
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Three long months have passed since the Phoenix Coyotes and the Nashville Predators squared off on the ice. The Predators maintain their 5th seed in the West with 87 points. The Coyotes, largely due to the larger than life play of Mike Smith in goal stand at 7th with 78 points.
Phoenix is dangerously close to falling out of the playoff...
It happens a few times a season and every single time it gives you a sick feeling in your stomach. The Nashville Predators look to be in control of a game and then, the next thing you know, they’re not playing the entire 60 minutes and the opponent crawls back in it.
Thankfully for Nashville, they were still able to pull off the victory on Monday night.
In front of 11,518 at Jobing...