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Tampa Bay Lightning
The Nashville Predators overcame a two goal Kings lead in the first period but fell just short of doing it again in the third period.
On Tuesday night, in front of 17,963 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, the Preds dropped a 4-3 decision to the host team. Nashville got 26 saves from Anders Lindback and goals from Matt Halischuk, Craig Smith and Patric Hornqvist in the loss.
Hornqvist would score with just 1:21 left on the clock to extend his goal scoring streak. The Sollentuna, Sweden native has now tallied in six consecutive games and is on the cusp of setting a team record.
The guy fans affectionately call “Horn Dog” has been an interesting case this season. Coming into the year, his last goal was on April 20, in last year’s first round playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks. After a 15 game goal-less drought, Nashville’s 2009-10 leading goal scorer finally found the back of the net in the 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 27. Since then, he’s scored se...
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As you know, the biggest off-ice question surrounding the Predators this season is the status of the ‘Big 3’. GM David Poile got one of them – Pekka Rinne – to sign on the dotted line, which caused the discussion to resurface late last week.Not many people around the NHL expect the Preds to bring back both Shea Weber and Ryan Suter. Members in the organization, including...
With the 1000th Preds game being the 1000th game for Coach Barry Trotz, it's hard to say which is more exciting. If you read this classic piece by John Manasso about Trotz, you will be ready to celebrate his long road to where he is today. This is really the Trotz epistle to end all others. Jeremy Gover has the story of the Predators' "big three" being listed on...
The Nashville - Anaheim rivalry continues to grow and things will only get nastier when they meet again for the final two times in California on December 10 and back in Smashville on March 18.Last year's playoff rivalry has taken on a similar feel in the two games this year with the Preds besting the Ducks twice, 3-0 at home on October 30, and 4-2 last night on the coast.There...
Nashville Predators 7-5-2
Anaheim Ducks 5-6-3
Pekka Rinne will likely be back in net for Nashville when the Predators take on the Anaheim Ducks Wednesday night at Honda Center in the second game of back-to-back contests in Southern California.
Tuesday night in Los Angeles, the Predators lost a game in regulation for the first time since a 3-1 loss to San Jose at...
For the second night in a row, the Nashville Predators faced a desperate power team coming off a bad road trip. On Tuesday, the Kings came out of their five game losing streak and won, but on Wednesday, the Preds held firm and beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-2.The win gave the Preds a 3-1-1 record as they finished their long road trip and it vaulted them to 18 points, which is only a point...
NEW YORK (November 10, 2011) – Barry Trotz, the first and only head coach in the history of the Nashville Predators, will discuss the approaching milestone of 1,000 games — for him and the franchise — on today’s NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman. The show, which encourages fans to call in with questions, airs Thursday nights on NHL.com and on Sirius XM Radio at 6 p...
So, there’s this one guy named Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. You may have heard of him. He plays for the Edmonton Oilers and, despite being drafted just a few months ago, has played well enough to be the Calder Trophy front runner as the league’s rookie of the year.
All of a sudden, someone else has joined the party.
The Nashville Predators beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 in front of 13,529...
In 2003, the National Hockey League’s Entry Draft was held in Nashville, Tennessee. Every player drafted in the first round has played at least one game in the NHL, the last member of the class to do so was Hugh Jessiman, drafted 12th overall by the New York Rangers. Jessiman made his NHL debut last February playing two games for the Florida Panthers.
When New Jersey was in town...
The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Kings 4, Predators 3Smashville 24/7 3 stars of the night:1. Drew Doughty, LA (1 goal, 23:31 TOI)2. Patric Hornqvist, NSH (1 goal, 7 shots)3. Dustin Penner, LA (2 assists)Recaps around the blogosphere:Preds On The GlassInside SmashvilleSection 303The View from 111Hockey Night in NashvilleOn The ForecheckPlay of the game:---Game 15/82:Nashville...
Craig Smith has been a runaway success for the Nashville Predators as well as fantasy rosters all season long. He has taken over the rookie scoring lead as well as tying for his team's lead as well. Now we have a Thursday treat for you as Ian Gooding takes over the Fantasy Hockey ONE with his patented Pick Six. Ready or not, here it comes.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Rookie Craig Smith had two goals and an assist, Martin Erat scored on a second-period penalty shot, and the Nashville Predators wrapped up a five-game trip with a 4-2 victory over the struggling Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.
Colin Wilson had a goal and an assist, and Pekka Rinne made 31 saves in the Predators' fifth win in seven games. Nashville has...
Nashville Predators 7-4-2
Los Angeles Kings 6-4-3
The Predators will try to extend their points streak to six games when they face the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night before entering the Honda Center for what will no doubt be a physical rematch to October 29th’s 3-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Entering Monday night’s contest, the Los Angeles Kings were...
The term "character win" could be heard around the Predators' locker room following their 4-3 overtime victory over the Sharks on Saturday at San Jose.
The Predators were down 3-1 just 52 seconds into the third period and found a way to come back ... and come back quickly ... and win in overtime. Nashville moved to 5-1-1 in its last seven contests.
Before the game...
Pekka Rinne never had too many problems against the Los Angeles Kings until two poor outings last season.
If he's in net Tuesday night, he'll try to help hand the Kings a sixth straight loss as the Nashville Predators begin a back-to-back set of games in Southern California.
Rinne, who signed a seven-year, $49 million contract Thursday, was a Vezina Trophy finalist last...
Martin Erat scored on a penalty shot and Craig Smith added three points to lift the Nashville Predators to a 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.