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A strong start to their homestand has the Nashville Predators just outside the Western Conference playoff picture.
The Edmonton Oilers need a solid trip to avoid falling even further back in that crowded race.
Tied with San Jose and Columbus with 32 points - one back of eighth-place Dallas - Nashville (13-13-6) will try to win its third in a row on a four-game homestand that ends Thursday versus Phoenix.
The Predators have scored 10 times - their most in a two-game stretch this season - since returning from a 1-4-0 trip. Six of Nashville's goals on the homestand have come in the opening 20 minutes after it netted four in the first 10:15 of Saturday's 5-2 victory over the Blue Jackets.
The Predators had one total goal in the first period in their previous four games, which included a 3-2 defeat at Edmonton (11-12-7) on March 17.
"We haven't quit - we've found ways to score goals," said center Mike Fisher, who has five of his nine goals this season and t...
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Over the past week, the Nashville Predators have been two-faced by playing different styles each game and even during a game. There have been players who are playing and not, which is the reason for the missed playing time with the club.
Surprisingly, goals allowed have been killer for the Predators, which would have never been thought possible under...
Three wins in a row. Something, just a week ago, you didn’t think you’d say about the Nashville Predators until next season. But, thanks to a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night, you can say now.
In front of the 28th consecutive sellout crowd inside Bridgestone Arena, Pekka Rinne turned aside 24 Oilers shots en route to his 13th win of the year.
After a really soft...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Taylor Beck had a goal and an assist during Nashville's four-goal first period and the Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Saturday night to win consecutive games for the first time in over a month.
Shea Weber, David Legwand and Matt Halischuk also scored in the opening period for Nashville. Roman Josi added an empty-netter in the closing...
The Nashville Predators are taking advantage of this homestand. Nashville knocked off the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night by a 3-2 score to collect their third consecutive win. The Predators(More here)…
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Sergei Kostitsyn had a goal and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday.
Kevin Klein and Chris Mueller also scored for Nashville, which won its third straight.
Martin Erat added two assists for the Predators. He has seven points (one goal, six assists) in his past three games.
Taylor Hall and Shawn Horcoff...
The Nashville Predators won consecutive games for the first time since February 14th when they handed the Columbus Blue Jackets their first regulation loss in 12 contests on Saturday by(More here)…
Sergei Bobrovsky’s hot streak hit a mustard-colored wall in Nashville as the Predators pounded Columbus 5-1 and sent the Jackets to their first regulation loss in 13 games. Nashville scored four in the first period and chased Bobrovsky from the net by the middle of the period as they scored four goals in three minutes.
SPIN: Well, the run had to end and it happened almost as predicted...
The Nashville Predators battle the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena on 'Hockey Fights Cancer Night. The Predators are 12-13-6 with 30 points and ranked 12th in the Western Conference. The Blue Jackets are ranked 9th in the West with 32 points and a record of 13-12-6. Puck drops at 7:08pm CT.
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