Found February 11, 2012 on Section 303:
Sometimes it pays to be lucky more than it does to be good. In front of 17,565 at TD Gardens in Boston, the Bruins defeated the Nashville Predators in a shootout, 4-3. Don’t let the score fool you, however. The defending Stanley Cup Champions were dominant throughout the tilt. Predators goalie Pekka Rinne made 38 saves while last year’s Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas made just 19 in the victory. The Preds netminder was under siege in the opening 20 minutes. He stopped 15 in that period alone but faced 16, allowing a shorthanded tally to Patrice Bergeron 16:00 in. Rinne used his paddle in order to clear a puck into the corner but Ryan Suter couldn’t get their first. Brad Marchand collected it, turned, and dropped it to Bergeron who used Suter as a screen to get one past Rinne for the score. Midway through the middle frame, the Predators pulled even on a patented Shea Weber blast from the point. Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid gave Patric Hornqvist a shot in the mouth after the whistl...

Ticket office success helping Preds win games

Not even two, three years ago, Bridgestone Arena selling out for a Predators game was a news item, a big deal. Not anymore. Dating back to last season, hockey fans in Nashville are starting to come out in droves, and it’s helping the Predators excel on the ice.The Predators have played in front of 16 sellout crowds in Smashville this season, matching last season’s total (not...

It’s time for your Preds and Bruins LEFTGOVERS…

Boston Bruins 4, Nashville Predators 3 (shootout) TD Garden; Boston, Massachusetts February 11, 2012 *** LEFTOVER THOUGHTS: * Nine of the top 11 in Predators team scoring have double-digits in goals. * Nashville can make it “10 with 10+” if Nick Spaling can somehow score three more before the season is over. * Ryan Suter and Jordin Tootoo are also in the running. Each have...

Bruins prospect Carl Soderberg may be headed to the NHL

Dynamic Swedish center Carl Soderberg has long been the apple of NHL teams’ eyes. Selected in 2004 by the Blues in the NHL Entry Draft, Soderberg has remained in Sweden, eschewing potential US stardom in the NHL. His steadfast choice to stay close to home prompted the prospect watchers at Hockey’s Future to declare he was “[u]nlikely to return to North America.” But articles...

Steven Kampfer assigned to Providence

The Bruins have sent Steven Kampfer to Providence. Kampfer will be available for Providence's home game tomorrow against Albany. Kampfer should be recalled prior to the team's six-game road trip, which kicks off in Montreal next Wednesday. @GlobeFluto...

Bruins 4, Predators 3, SO

Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron scored shootout goals to lift the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Boston forced overtime when Milan Lucic scored a power-play goal with 67 seconds left in regulation after goalie Tim Thomas was pulled for an extra skater. Daniel Paille and Bergeron also scored for the Bruins, who had lost seven of 12. Thomas...

Bruins Welcome Early Starts, Even Though Heavy Dose of Matinees Down Stretch Require Some Adjustments

BOSTON – For the Bruins, daylights savings time starts now. After playing just eight matinees in their first 52 games, the Bruins will play nine in their final 30 games of the regular season. That includes Saturday afternoon showdowns in six of the final nine weeks of the year, five of them at the Garden. That’s a lot of early workdays coming for the club, but the Bruins don’t...

Preds dominated by Bruins, lose in shootout

It was a game that the Boston Bruins dominated from start to finish and should have won convincingly. Somehow, the Predators forced the game to a shootout, where they eventually lost to the defending champs, 4-3.Boston, who was all over the Preds in the first period, got on the board first when Patrice Bergeron let go of a nice wrist shot 16 minutes into the game. Bergeron’s...

Game 53: Predators at Bruins

Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will square off against the Predators this afternoon. The Bruins are looking to rebound from a 6-0 thrashing in Buffalo on Wednesday. Puck drop: 1 p.m. TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy...

Predators-Bruins Preview

The Boston Bruins have been playing mediocre hockey for the better part of a month, but their most recent game fell far below that description. A dismal result may be just what they needed. Coach Claude Julien hopes his team has gotten a wake-up call in time for Saturday's matinee against the Nashville Predators, who visit Boston looking to bounce back from their own subpar...

Bruins beat Predators in shootout

Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron scored shootout goals to lift the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday.

Horton suffers concussion setback

PHT: Shortly after saying he was “done” giving progress reports on Nathan Horton, Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters he suffered a setback in his concussion recovery.

NHL roundup: Bruins beat Predators in shoot-out

Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron scored shoot-out goals to lift the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday.
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