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The Nashville Predtaors are a team that has been driving stat nerds crazy all season. They are 4th in the West with 104 points despite having the second worst Fenwick close percentage in the league and getting outshot in almost every single game they've played. How can a team that spends so much time in their own zone be good enough to earn the 4th seed in the playoffs? Goaltending and special teams, or at least that's been the case for the Preds this year.
Even though the Red Wings are the lower seeded team, I don't think them winning this series will be surprising to a lot of people. The Wings are easily one of the best teams in the league when it comes to controlling the play and they were lucky enough to draw one of the worst teams in that category in the first round. Does this mean that this series will be easy for them? Not quite. The overall numbers for both team speak for themselves but anything can happen in a seven game series, which should be the Preds motto ...
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With the AHL playoff race hearing back up this weekend in Milwaukee, Chet Pickard and Jeremy Smith swapped spots with Smith returning to his number one role in Milwaukee and Pickard returning to practice in Nashville.Make the jump for the full release from the Predators...PREDATORS & ADMIRALS SWAP GOALIES- Smith reassigned to Milwaukee; Pickard rejoins Nashville -Nashville,...
Its always been about the playoffs in the NHL.
Sure the regular season is a great way to determine which teams get to compete during hockeys second season, but for a sport considered regional in the United States, playoff hockey is the leagues signature event.
If the sport is ever going to get any national play, its at playoff time unless violence is involved. Once blood is spilled...
NASHVILLE Predators coach Barry Trotz had better keep his fingers crossed.
His team barely survived the absence of one of its top three defensemen the injured Hal Gill -- on Wednesday in Game 1 of his team's Western Conference Quarterfinal series with Detroit.
If Trotz has a talisman, now would be a good time to stroke it and hope he can conjure some positive mojo because...
Yes, FIVE. Sure, many people love the Nashville Predators, and some even have them going to the Stanley Cup Finals, but the Red Wings are being underestimated once again. With a finally healthy team accompanied with a plethora of playoff experience, the Red Wings will win this series quicker than most would think.
Nashville has vastly improved over the last several years, building...
Pekka Rinne fills up so much of the net at 6-foot-5, and the Nashville goaltender led the NHL with 43 wins while facing more shots than anyone else.
Jimmy Howard was on quite the run for Detroit himself, leading the league in wins and on pace to top Terry Sawchuk's franchise record of 44 victories himself before breaking his index finger and then injuring his groin.
After the final horn on Thursday night, Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber took Henrik Zetterberg‘s head and planted it against the glass.
Will Weber face a disciplinary hearing with the league? Should he? You be the judge.
With Hal Gill day-by-day, the Preds can ill-afford to lose Weber for any reason, let alone because of something he did that warranted a suspension...
NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators -- the proverbial David -- are becoming a trendy pick in their Stanley Cup playoff series with the Detroit Red Wings, about as big of a Goliath as has graced the Holy Land of the NHL in recent years.
One of the major reasons is that for the first time in the Predators' 13 seasons is that they finally finished ahead of their Central Division...
The Red Wings lost a closely fought Game 1 of their first round series to the Nashville Predators tonight, 3-2. However, this isn't what fans will be talking about for the next couple days. With just seconds remaining, Shea Weber did his best Jeremy Roenick impression and slammed Henrik Zetterberg's head into the glass multiple times. Our good buddy @WorldofIsaac has all...
Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber gave Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg quite the punch and introduction to the end boards after being boarded by Z:
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Detroit center Darren Helm sustained an upper-body injury' in the first period against Nashville on Thursday night, and he will not return in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series.
Helm played 3:08 in the first period with six shifts before tossing his glove to the ice and speeding to the locker room during a penalty kill against Nashville.
Detroit Red Wings fans are concerned for these playoffs. The majority didn't want to be facing the Nashville Predators, even if the Red Wings had home-ice advantage. The Predators have their number this season (and have for the past few seasons as well), and Pekka Rinne always tends to play like Dominik Hasek mixed with Terry Sawchuk mixed with Martin Brodeur in his prime whenever...
Nashville Predators defensemen Shea Weber slammed Detroit Red Wing Henrik Zetterberg's head into the glass as the game ended in what is one of the nastier moves the NHL has seen in a while. No...
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You get away with a little bit more in the playoffs. Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber was fined $2,500 -- not suspended -- for his actions in the moments following the Preds' win over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of their first-round series on Wednesday night. As the final buzzer sounded, Weber got tied up with Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg in the corner. Weber...
By Seth Lake
When the No. 4 seeded Nashville Predators take the ice against the No. 5 seeded Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Wednesday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, it will be the seventh meeting between the two teams this season and third meeting of the teams in the NHL postseason. Both teams are familiar with each other, their...
As the Detroit Red Wings attempt to rebound from Wednesday’s loss to Nashville in Game 2 against the Predators tonight (7:30 PM EDT—take note that it’s not an 8:30 start, folks—FSD/FS Tennessee/CBC/CNBC/97.1 FM), we can make two easy assumptions:
Despite the NHL media, Wings’ press corps, the Chief’s, Don Cherry’s, Steve Rosenbloom’s and Jeremy Roenick’s (and my...