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NASHVILLE -- When the Predators host the Detroit Red Wings in Game 5 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series on Friday, they have a chance to achieve a huge milestone for their franchise.
With a 3-1 series lead, a win lets them advance, but more than that, it will allow the Preds -- for this season, at least -- to know that they have surpassed the organization against which they have always had to measure themselves.
At practice on Thursday in preparation for the game, the Preds did their best to expunge those thoughts from their heads. Coach Barry Trotz said he thought it was instructive for his team that on Wednesday both NHL teams that held 3-0 series leads, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, both failed to eliminate their opponents.
"It gave us a good illustration to talk to the guys about seeing how hard it is," Trotz said of finishing off an opponent.
Trotz and some of the Preds also noted that Detroit trailed San Jose three games to none last season in the se...
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According to the the Saginaw Spirit team web site, Josh Shalla has signed a three year entry level contract with the Nashville Predators.Shalla recently completed his final season with the Spirit and is their all time leading goal scorer. He is st to join the Milwaukee Admirals as they open their first round playoff series with the Abbotsford Heat this Friday.Shalla was the Predators...
NASHVILLE Having become the first NHL team to advance beyond the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Predators might have to wait and see who their opponent will be in the Western Conference Semifinals.
The Predators earned the West's fourth seed and the NHL reseeds after each round.
The three other series in the Western Conference all could be over as soon as Sunday...
While the Nashville Predators had an off day after Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings, Head Coach Barry Trotz and three players, David Legwand, Kevin Klein, and Gabriel Bourque held a conference call with the media. Here is the complete audio of the call. David Legwand, Kevin Klein, and Gabriel Bourque Head Coach Barry Trotz More Later... Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass
NASHVILLE Entering their Western Conference Quarterfinal series with Detroit a team that they had not beaten in two previous postseason meetings the Nashville Predators were confident, but not cocky.
That confidence helped them to prevail, winning the series in five short games punctuated by Friday's 2-1 win at Bridgestone Arena in Game 5.
The brevity of the series might...
First off, I need to differentiate that this post is different than our normal post game story. For the first time in four years, I attended a Predators game purely as a "fan" of the game.Thanks to the Nashville Predators and my ticket rep, Rebecca Swan, for accommodating my request to be seated in handicapped chair seating so that I attend what turned out to be one of...
Alexander Radulov’s return to the Nashville Predators in March after a nearly four-year absence generated considerable commentary over whether or not his presence would bolster the Predators offense, as well as questions about his off-season intentions.
In the summer of 2008, Radulov bolted for the riches of Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League while still owing the Predators...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- David Legwand scored 13 seconds into the third period, and the Nashville Predators advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.
The fourth-seeded Predators capped a season in which they finished ahead of their Central Division rival for the first time by beating the Red Wings for the first time...
In front of 17,113 crazy, berserk, gold-clad fans, the Nashville Predators beat the Detroit Red Wings, 2-1. In doing so, they won their first round Stanley Cup Playoff series four games to one and became the first team to advance in this years postseason.
Pekka Rinne was stellar, as usual. He collected just 21 saves but was solid when he needed to be, stopping pucks through traffic...
On Friday night, the Nashville Predators became the first team to advance to round 2 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Preds beat their division rival Red Wings 2-1 in an elimination Game 5. Detroit native and career Nashville Predator, David Legwand scored the series winner 13 seconds into the final frame. 'Since entering the NHL in 1998 as a member of the Central Division...
With all the stress and disappointment that has been the 2012 playoffs, where the much more talented and experience Detroit Red Wings should be beating the tar out of the Nashville Predators. Happy Hudler decided that what he needed the most was to spend his off day in Nashville having some fun with the Locals.Click the jump to see what crazy adventures await
First stop was to...
Maybe this summarizes the series as good as anything else: the Detroit Red Wings and the Nashville Predators chose to take advantage of the two-day break between Game 4 and Game 5 to rest and prepare for an all-important and possible elimination game on Friday, but while the Predators chose to speak to the media and announced that Thursday’s practice in Nashville will be open to...
The Detroit Red Wings and Nashville Predators held dueling practices at their respective rinks (albeit with the Predators using their practice facility and the Wings, who face an incredibly steep uphill climb in attempting to force Game 6 and a delay in the commencement of our annuall Nicklas Lidstrom watch), at the same time, on Thursday, and MLive’s Ansar Khan reports that the...