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Editor's note: Throughout the month of February, NESN.com will be launching one NHL ice crew gallery per day, starting on Feb. 13. Hockey fans are some of the most passionate in the wide world of sports. While they're loud and proud from the second the puck drops until the final horn, many teams' followers are lucky enough to be aided by a group of young women (and sometimes even a few men), commonly known as an Ice Crew. (Photo via Flickr/Steings) Click here to check out the Nashville Predators Ice Girls>> Western Conference Central Division Nashville: Nashville Predators Ice Girls...
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Not even two, three years ago, Bridgestone Arena selling out for a Predators game was a news item, a big deal. Not anymore. Dating back to last season, hockey fans in Nashville are starting to come out in droves, and it’s helping the Predators excel on the ice.The Predators have played in front of 16 sellout crowds in Smashville this season, matching last season’s total (not...
Predators head coach Barry Trotz has said in the past that when it comes to the schedule, it’s not always about who you play, but when you play them. Conventional wisdom would suggest that facing a struggling team would be a favorable situation. But if the last two games have proven anything for the Preds, it can easily go the other way.“We’ve run into some teams that have...
How undervalued is Matt Carle in Philadelphia?
Complaining by the fans often includes rants about his turnovers, lack of physical play, among other things, but is it warranted?
Let’s compare him to a player that would reportedly cost a team an “NHL player + A prospect + B prospect + first rounder.”
Who is a pending unrestricted free agent, nonetheless.
Chicago Blackhawks 29-20-7
Nashville Predators 32-18-6
David Legwand, pictured here taking a faceoff against Jeff Halpern of the Washington Capitals, has 51 points against the Chicago Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks have lost their last 8 games, dating back to the back-to-back contests they lost against the Nashville Predators January 21st and 24th. In fact, the...
Boston Bruins 4, Nashville Predators 3 (shootout)
TD Garden; Boston, Massachusetts
February 11, 2012
* Nine of the top 11 in Predators team scoring have double-digits in goals.
* Nashville can make it “10 with 10+” if Nick Spaling can somehow score three more before the season is over.
* Ryan Suter and Jordin Tootoo are also in the running. Each have...
7:00 PM CT – Blackhawks (29-20-7) @ Predators (32-18-6)Players to watch:CHI- Marian HossaHossa had a big effort the last time the ‘Hawks were in Nashville, but has gone pointless in six games since the break.NSH- Patric HornqvistHornqvist has been consistent since the middle of last month, picking up at least a point in eight of his last nine games.Starting goaltenders:CHI- Ray...
Coming into Tuesday night's game against the Blackhawks, one thing was clear: something had to give. With the Predators suffereing a three-game losing streak and the Blackhawks carrying an eight-game losing streak of their own, both teams couldn't lose.
Fortunately for Nashville fans, the Predators were the team to snap the losing streak, and in the process overcame a...
The Bruins had to battle for 60-plus minutes on Saturday in order to earn a victory over the red-hot Nashville Predators, but they know it's hard-fought victories like that that should serve them well down the stretch as the schedule gets even tougher. The B's will welcome the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers to TD Garden on Tuesday, and they're hoping the momentum...
The Nashville Predators earned a pair of wins over the Chicago Blackhawks just before the All-Star break, but they haven't been pleased with their play since then. The Predators' three-game skid, however, pales in comparison with the Blackhawks' recent struggles.
They'll seek to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season Tuesday night when they host...
On January 25th, we had an extensive look at the Preds’ position in the Central Division after the unofficial first half. Things have changed since then, though. Detroit and St. Louis keep winning, while Nashville has been inconsistent and Chicago is sliding.Two weeks following the All-Star break, here is an updated look at the Central Division.Here is the remaining schedule...
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Right now, the Chicago Blackhawks are on an epic slide going 0-7-1 in their last eight games. This stumble began with a back-to-back matchup against the Predators where Nashville won both games and has loomed large over the Blackhawks going into tonight.
Nashville has been mediocre since the All-Star break with a 2-2-2 record. Rinne has...
Ryan Ellis scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and added an assist and the Nashville Predators handed Chicago Blackhawks their ninth straight loss, 3-2 on Tuesday.
Ryan Ellis scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and added an assist and the Nashville Predators handed Chicago Blackhawks their ninth straight loss, 3-2 on Tuesday. Ryan Suter and Nick Spaling also scored for the Predators. Bryan Bickell and Marian Hossa scored for Chicago. Ellis' goal was a one-timer from high above the right circle at 14:18 of the third period.
After his team’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Bruins on Saturday, Nashville defenseman Ryan Suter spared no bullets in criticizing his club’s performance.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Chicago Blackhawks are taking another shot at ending their losing streak as they face off against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena.