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The Nasvhille Predators picked up right where they left off before the All-Star break, defeating the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on a late comeback, scoring four goals in the third period.
Minnesota jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first period with two goals by Dany Heatley, the first with an assist by Nick Johnson and the second, on a power play, assisted by Cullen.
Less that two minutes into the second period, the Wild extended their lead to 3-0, in what was looking like a rout, with a goal by Cal Clutterbuck, assisted by Matt Cullen and Justin Falk.
At the 9:33 mark in the second period, the Predators finally got on the scoreboard with a goal by Matt Halischuk with assists by Kevin Klein and Brandon Yip.
The Wild looked to have put the game away only 16 seconds into the third period, when Kyle Brodziak scored (assists by Nick Johnson and Dany Heatley to push the lead to 4-1. Brandon Yip cut the score to 4-2 with 9:22 gone in the third when he scored his first goal as a Predator...
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The Nashville Predators were the hottest team in the National Hockey League going into the all-star break with a 9-1-0 record in their last 10 games. Nashville is 12-2-0 since December 28th and Predators netminder Pekka Rinne, named the NHL’s second start of last week, was playing some of the best hockey of his career, winning 9 consecutive starts and posting an 18-2-0 record in...
We’ve seen this act before.Down 4-1 midway through the third period in Minnesota, the Nashville Predators were dead in the water. The momentum they gained before the All-Star break was toast. Pekka Rinne’s nine-game winning streak was history.With their backs against the wall in the third period, however, a switch was flipped – the same switch the Preds have flipped time...
The recently completed documentary entitled "Gold Record: 50 Years of Hockey History in Music City" will debut on Fox Sports Tennessee tonight at 6 p.m. just prior to the Predators at Minnesota Wild game.It is a great historical piece that brings to light the long history of hockey in Nashville and features many local folks that you know relating their experiences.Make...
7:00 PM CT – Predators (30-16-4) @ Wild (24-18-7)Players to watch:NSH- Craig SmithIs Smith starting to break out of his funk? The rookie All-Star has points in three consecutive games. Also, his 18 road points lead the team.MIN- Dany HeatleyHeatley is on pace for 25 goals and 56 points, which would be his worst season since the lockout. However, he has 10 goals and 19 points...
At a local establishment on Tuesday night, with the Predators trailing 3-0 to the Wild in the second period, the waiter looked at me and said, shaking his head, “I think this one is over.” My response? “Nothing is ever over with this Predators team.”Not that I actually thought the Preds would end up winning that game at that point in time – you just simply can’t count...
Nashville Predators 30-16-4
Minnesota Wild 24-18-7
Francis Bouillon is set to return to the Predators lineup Tuesday night
Going into Tuesday night’s action, the Nashville Predators had a 10-2-0 record for the month of January and will attempt to close out the month 11-2-0. The Predators were 9-1-0 in their previous 10 games going into last week’s All-Star break...
Wild defenseman Marek Zidlicky, who will be scratched for a third consecutive game tonight, sounded off to the Star Tribune
The Nashville Predators are in Philly for a rematch with the Flyers tonight at Wells Fargo Center. After Tuesday nightâs emotional comeback thriller over Minnesota, the team is on guard against a letdown. The Flyers, on the other hand, are coming off of a difficult overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets in which they looked a lot like the Predators in the first two periods on Tuesday...
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #15 Dany Heatley
2. #9 Mikko Koivu...
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The Preds have been the league's hottest team roaring into the break. But Adam Gretz laments Nashville's big move in the West is being overshadowed by franchise D Ryan Suter's mixed signals over a new contract.
Coach Mike Yeo responded to Marek Zidlicky