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The Predators finished off their slate of games in the 2011-12 regular season with a strong offensive victory, 6-1 over the Colorado Avalanche.
But it was tough to gauge the Predators following the win. They won by a lot, but they were without their usual first line of Martin Erat, Sergei Kostitsyn and Mike Fisher -- who were given the night off. They didn't have Hal Gill or Francis Bouillon.
Also, Colorado had been eliminated one game earlier and had very little to play for. Still, a win is a win.
The Predators found out earlier in the day that they will play Detroit in the first round of the postseason. The Predators went 3-3-0 against the Red Wings this season. Nashville won their last two contests against Detroit, including a victory at Joe Louis Arena. The Predators have never beaten the Red Wings in the postseason. They've never even won a game at Joe Louis Arena in the playoffs. Nashville has played Detroit twice.
This makes the fact that the Predators got hom...
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NASHVILLE Predators coach Barry Trotz said on Tuesday that defenseman Hal Gill, a key acquisition before the NHL's trading deadline, would be a game-time decision with a lower-body injury on Wednesday for Game 1 of his team's Western Conference Quarterfinal series with Detroit.
The Predators acquired the 6-foot-7, 240-pound Gill along with a fifth-round conditional pick...
The 20 players that make the score card for the Nashville Predators that will take the ice for the puck drop on Wednesday night at the Bridgestone will look far different than the ones on opening night of the 2011-2012 season.In the preseason, the one thing that Predators' GM David Poile repeatedly stressed was that the Predators would be much better in the season's second half...
Nashville Predators goalie Anders Lindback left Saturday night's game against the Colorado Avalanche late in the third period because of an undisclosed injury.
Lindback was hurt with 2:14 left in the third. The Nashville backup landed on the back of his head after Colorado left winger Cody McLeod collided with him in the crease.
Lindback had 34 saves when he left the game....
The Nashville Predators finally have finished ahead of Detroit for the first time as a franchise. Now the Predators' challenge is doing something with home-ice advantage.
The Predators finished fourth in the Western Conference for the third time in seven playoff berths. They open the postseason Wednesday night against the Red Wings - the Central Division foe they've measured...
The Nashville Predators went into Saturday night’s contest knowing they had already secured fourth spot in the Western Conference standings and home ice in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
While the game had no meaning in terms of the standings, the Predators came out strong offensively and beat the Colorado Avalanche by a 6-1 score, despite allowing 45 shots on goal...
First Round: #5 Detroit Red Wings (48-28-6) vs. #4 Nashville Predators (48-26-8)The Nashville Predators will be playing the Detroit Red Wings in the First Round of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Predators and Red Wings will be playing each other in the First Round for the third time all-time. Nashville has finished the season off ahead of Detroit for the first time ever. Read...
from David Climer of The Tennessean, Trotz believes the key to managing a comparative wealth of riches is to remain true to yourself. A more talented roster does not mean you quit playing a style of hockey that he calls “the Predators’ way.”
“Just because we added people in the lineup doesn’t mean we change our game,” he said. “There are certain foundations in your...
Nashville-Detroit is another matchup that will be a great series but for different reasons than the four/five matchup in the East. It’s also another case of how unfortunate it is to lose one of these teams in the first round.
The Nashville Predators' Shea Weber (By Dan4th Nicholas from Cambridge, MA, USA via Wikimedia Commons)
Detroit got off to a great start this season and...
Bridgestone Arena has been longing for the Stanley Cup Playoffs to return since last season, when they were eliminated by the Vancouver Canucks in the second round. Wednesday night, Smashville will be rocking in Gold, cheering for their Nashville Predators to take a 1-0 lead in the series and witness history unfold in front of their eyes. Game 1: Stand With US! It is time to rock...
The complete first round schedule for the Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings was released today in a special one-hour show on the NHL Network.Wed April 11 - 7 p.m. Detroit at Nashville, CNBC, CBCFri April 13 - 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Nashville, CNBC, CBCSun April 15 - 11 a.m. -Nashville at Detroit, , NBC, CBCTues April 17 - 6:30 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, NBC Sports Network...
Pekka Rinne fills up so much of the net at 6-foot-5, and the Nashville goaltender led the NHL with 43 wins while facing more shots than anyone else.
Jimmy Howard was on quite the run for Detroit himself, leading the league in wins and on pace to top Terry Sawchuk's franchise record of 44 victories himself before breaking his index finger and then injuring his groin.
Paul for George.
12 NHL Experts at ESPN, 10 pick the Nashville Predators to win the series.
All the other series are predicted too.
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Hal Gill has been possibly the most notable pick-up at the trade deadline for the Nashville Predators. He has size and strength, can out poke check any forward by a good foot and a half of stick and has been the difference maker on the Predators penalty kill that has risen to 10th in the NHL. Although he lacks speed due to his lumbering huge...
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Reports emerged this morning from a Russian Hockey news website, “AllHockey.ru” that the Nashville Predators have offered prodigal winger Alexander Radulov a deal that would see him paid an average of 9 million dollars per year, for the next four years:
“Nashville,” Radulov offers four...
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With the regular season winding down and Nashville visiting Colorado for game 82, most were unsure what to expect with the line-up changes being handed down after the Predators secured the 4th seed in the Western Conference when Detroit lost in a shootout to Chicago.
However, with Nashville’s top line taking a rest for the night, it wouldn’t...