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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Nashville coach Barry Trotz insists he knew nothing of Detroit's loss just as his Predators went into the third period needing a win of their own to grab back the chance of landing home-ice advantage to start the playoffs.
His Predators sure responded as if they did.
Pekka Rinne made 28 saves for his fifth shutout of the season, Francis Bouillon scored at 4:28 of the third period, and the Predators beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 on Thursday night for their third win in four games.
With the win and Detroit's 2-1 home loss to New Jersey, Nashville moved back into fourth in the Western Conference, a point a head of the Red Wings. Now the Predators need only wrap up the regular season Saturday night at Colorado with a win to start the playoffs at home and finish ahead of Detroit for the first time in franchise history.
"We were just worried about winning the game and see if they could put it back in our court," Trotz said. "We knew, as a co...
BEST OF MAXIM
After dressing for his first NHL game on Tuesday night as Anders Lindback's backup, Chet Pickard has been assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals.This move is a pretty good indication that Pekka Rinne will at a minimum be able to dress as the backup. A quote from Barry Trotz on Josh Cooper's Twitter indicated that "(Rinne) is probably in."Make the jump for the full release...
The Nashville Predators and Dallas stars hooked up in a classic battle between two teams fighting in the trenches for playoff positions on Thursday night at the Bridgestone Arena.The game was a scoreless standoff until Frankie Bouillon broke through with a goal on a rebound with 15:32 remaining in the contest. The only other score in the game was on a goal from Patric Hornqvist with...
Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators shut out the Dallas Stars 2-0 on Thursday night. With the win, the Predators move into fourth spot in the Western Conference standings, one point ahead of the Detroit Red Wings. Nashville now controls its own destiny in the fight for home ice advantage in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with one game remaining on the schedule...
The Nashville Predators are in a three-way battle for fourth place in the Western Conference standings with Detroit and Chicago. With fourth place comes home ice advantage during the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Some Predators admit to watching scores from around the Central Division
On Tuesday night, Nashville’s 2-1 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild temporarily...
Tonight’s regular season home finale marks the Nashville Predators 25thsellout of the season, setting a franchise record for sellouts in a single campaign. The previous record of 20 was set in 1999-2000.
The Predators have gone 21-5-2 in their last 28 home games. They have sold out Bridgestone Arena for eight consecutive games, matching the franchise-long eight game sellout streak...
Dallas Stars 42-33-5
Nashville Predators 46-26-8
The Nashville Predators wrap up the home portion of their regular season when they host the Dallas Stars on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena.
Nashville has been consistently strong at home over the last several seasons. Since the beginning of the 2005-06 season, the Predators have picked up 180 home wins and rank...
By Seth Lake
Heading into their final three games of the regular season in the midst of a fight for the fourth seed in the Western Conference and home-ice advantage in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning next week, the Nashville Predators took to the ice at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night facing a Minnesota Wild club that had fallen out of the playoff race, but...
The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche face-off against each-other in their final regular season game. The Nashville Predators' record this season is 47-26-8 with 102 points and ranked 4th in the Western Conference. The Colorado Avalanche's record this season is 41-34-6 with 88 points and ranked 11th in the Western Conference. Puck drops at 8:08 PM CT.
Photo Credit: John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images
Nothing was settled coming into Thursday night’s game against the Dallas Stars, but one thing was for sure: If Nashville wanted to attempt to grab the 4th seed in the Western Conference and home ice advantage, they HAD to win against the Stars.
On top of Pekka Rinne’s 28 save shutout, Nashville officially eliminated the Dallas...
The Nashville Predators are on the verge of clinching home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs, and they may get it without doing anything by the time they take the ice Saturday night.
If there's work left to do, though, they shouldn't be too concerned.
The Predators will need - at most - one point to clinch the Western Conference's fourth seed in their...
Dallas Stars (42-33-5, 89 pts) @ Nashville Predators (46-26-8, 100 pts)
7:00 PM CT, April 5, 2012
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
The Stars' playoff hopes are teetering on the edge heading into tonight's game. There's one foot over the cliff and the second is already making a step, but this team is yet alive (even of just barely). It's going to...
Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images
The final regular season game is here and the Avalanche have the unique ability to try and play spoiler to Nashville getting home ice advantage.
The Predators control their fate: a regulation win or an overtime loss solidifies 4th place and home ice. A regulation loss with a Detroit win gets the Predators 5th. A Detroit loss in regulation means...
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Mike Strasinger
With 4th place on the line over the course of the current week, Nashville knew they couldn’t afford a loss if they wanted to secure home-ice advantage in at least the first round of the playoffs.
With Pekka Rinne apparently under the weather per multiple reports, it would be Anders Lindback that would have to navigate the ship for the Predators...