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Dallas Stars 0 vs Nashville Predators 2The Nashville Predators shutout the Dallas Stars in the final regular season game at home. The Predators treat their fans in Fan Appreciation Night. Pekka Rinne played a great game and earned the shutout in his first game back from a virus.The Nashville Predators will be playing in a 4 vs 5 match-up in the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Dallas Stars will not be in the playoffs with the loss tonight. This is their fourth straight loss, and you can't do that in this time of the year.Next Game: Predators @ Colorado Avalanche at 8 PM on FS-TN. A win would clinch 4th place and home-ice advantage in the first round.
The Cube is HOT, HOT, HOT!Francis Bouillon, aka "The Cube", scored the first goal of the game, in the third period. Bouillon was crashing the net from the point and just tipped the puck home. That goal was his fourth of the year, but three of his goals have came in the last six games.Bouillon had a chan...
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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...
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...
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...
Welcome to the fifteenth edition of "How to Beat the Goalie" on Fang Faction. Thursday night, the Nashville Predators will play the Dallas Stars, who is desperate for wins. The Dallas Stars' goalies are Kari Lehtonen and Richard Bachman. Read more of this one of a kind article, after the jump. Edition 15: Dallas Stars Goalies: Kari Lehtonen and Richard Bachman
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...
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...
It is game night in Smashville for the final time in the regular season. The dallas Stars are in town for a desperation matchup with the Nashville Predators. For Nashville, the game is important to keep alive the teamâs hopes for home ice advantage in the first round. For Dallas, well, their entire season is on the line, a loss destroys what little hope they have for the playoffs...
In the end, the Dallas Stars simply ran out of gas. After spending much of the month of March in first place in the Pacific Division -- buoyed in large part by going 3-0 on their first of two western Canada road trips in the month -- Dallas felt apart in the final two weeks of the season.
The season was not lost in last night's 2-0 defeat in Nashville. Yes, that was the final...
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No longer in control of their own playoff fate, the Dallas Stars (42-33-5) need to win both of their remaining games and get some outside help in order to make it to the postseason. First, the club must take care of business on the road tonight against a Nashville Predators (46-26-8) that boasts a 25-10-5 record on home ice.
This is the fourth and final...
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...
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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 top five stories from Bloggers’ Row and beyond for April 4.
1. Last night, the Predators reached the 100-point plateau for the fourth time in franchise history with their 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild. Amanda DiPaolo of Inside Smashville caught up with Nashville’s lone goal scorer Gabriel Bourque after the game, Hockey Night in Nashville’s Robby Stanley talked to Craig...
The Dallas Stars were in an ideal position to make the playoffs before this three-game losing streak.
No longer in control of their postseason destiny, the Stars are on the brink of elimination Thursday night when they visit a Nashville Predators team looking to gain home-ice advantage in the first round.
Dallas (42-33-5) is enduring its longest slide since Feb. 10-14, and this...