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With Nashville’s 5-3 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday night, the Predators are down 2-0 in their Western Conference Semifinal series.
For the second game in a row, Phoenix opened scoring. At 8:32 into the first period, former Columbus Blue Jacket, Antoine Vermette beat Pekka Rinne for his fifth goal of the postseason.
The Predators were able to even up the score when Kevin Klein’s pass found Andrei Kostitsyn who walked in all alone on Mike Smith, beating the Coyotes netminder with just 2:47 left to play in the opening frame.
With 6 of their first 7 playoff contests going to overtime this postseason, Phoenix was able to break away from their opponent for only the second time during the playoffs. Scoring three second-period goals, the Coyotes were able to put Nashville away before the puck dropped on the final frame.
The Phoenix “prime line” of Martin Hanzal, Ray Whitney and Radim Vrbata took over, scoring two goals in the first 7:05 of the middle frame, making it 3-1 Coyotes.
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Hello, Pekka Rinne. Were the voices inside your head. You know our names. Were the guys who haunt your nights. Were the guys who crash your net. Were the guys who own you.
Were the Phoenix Coyotes, and were coming to your house soon -- very soon.
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Radulov was unable to register a shot on goal on Friday night.
Heading into Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Sunday night, Nashville finds itself in an unfamiliar spot this postseason, trailing a series. The Predators will try to even the series at 1-1 at Jobing.com Arena at 7 pm CDT.
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Waking up Monday morning, the Nashville Predators find themselves staring squarely into the face of adversity down 2-0 in their best of seven Western Conference Semifinal series against the Phoenix Coyotes after dropping Game 2 by a 5-3 final on Sunday night in Glendale, Arizona.
For the second game in a row, the Coyotes got off to a quick start scoring the opening goal. As they...
Coming off of a week sitting back and watching NHL playoff hockey take place around the league, the Nashville Predators were back in action on Friday night facing off against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena in the opening game of their Western Conference Semi-finals series.
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The Nashville Predators of course already got started with their series against the Phoenix Coyotes last night in Glendale, Ariz., but there’s still plenty...
The Nashville Predators shook off the rust and completely dominated the Phoenix Coyotes in the final two periods of play.
Too bad the Coyotes already had a 3-2 lead.
“I thought in the first period — and even the first half of the game — I thought we were a little bit rusty and it showed,” Nashville Head Coach Barry Trotz said. “In the third, we ratcheted it up and I thought...
Shane Doan, Radim Vrbata and Antoine Vermette each had a goal and an assist, and the Phoenix Coyotes avoided their usual overtime theatrics, beating the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.
Martin Hanzal and Taylor Pyatt also scored for the Coyotes. Ryan Suter, Patric Hornqvist and Andrei Kostitsyn scored for the...
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From the Tennessean’s Nate Rau:
Nashville Predators Chairman Tom Cigarran said the team remains committed to signing its top players to lucrative contracts, even though the team has yet to be profitable and members of the ownership group have had to put in $60 million of their own money over the last five years.
“We were going to keep the very best players to the extent we...
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Already down 1-0 in the best-of-seven Western Conference Semifinal series, the Nashville Predators lost a critical game two to the Phoenix Coyotes, 5-3. The two teams will now head to Music City a two game set starting on Wednesday.
The Coyotes haven’t led a series 2-0 since 1987.
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If you do not succeed at first then try try again! Give the Philadelphia Flyers credit in this sense. They find ways to win even when they seem to find ways to lose. That sounds really odd but with Philadelphia, truer words were never more well spoken. Now the Phoenix Coyotes have found a way to get to Pekka Rinne. It is very clear and painfully obvious...