Found February 08, 2012 on
The Nashville Predators couldn’t quite capitalize on enough opportunities in tonight’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Vancouver Canucks in front of 16,232 fans at Bridgestone Arena. Predators head coach Barry Trotz would have liked to get the two points, but was content with the way the team played.“It was probably one of our better efforts in terms of our game against a very good opponent,” he said. “I thought both teams played well enough that is was probably fitting that it went to a shootout where anything can happen. I’m disappointed we don’t have two (points), but at the same time we were down 3-1 against a very good team; so to get a point out of the game, you have to be a little bit satisfied.”The Predators dug themselves a hole early on, as the Canucks scored three first-period goals to the Predators’ one. As good teams do, the Canucks took advantage of some mistakes and cashed in late with a pair of goals just 23 seconds apart. Byron Bitz and Daniel Sedin gave the Canucks a...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
There's something about the Central Division that sets off the Nashville Predators. Nashville once again beat up on its middle-of-the-country brethren with a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.
The victory moved the Predators to 12-2-2 against the Central, far and away the best mark within the division. With the victory, the Predators also continued their climb in...
Twins need a triplet!
The recent All-Star Game in Ottawa didn’t split up the Vancouver Canucks Sedins this time, offering a very glimpse into seeing how the twins are capable of operating with a comparable franchise player on their wing.
Between Scott Hartnell and Daniel Alfredsson, the Sedins scored a couple of highlight reel goals on the best dream team they’ve been on since...
On January 19th, the Nashville Predators claimed forward Brandon Yip off waivers from the Colorado Avalanche. Yip, 26, has a fresh start in Nashville and even cancelled a trip to Mexico over the All-Star break to collect his belongings from Colorado and get settled in Nashville. In five games as a Predator, Yip has two points and has been effective in limited action.Earlier this...
The curious case of Mason Raymond
Even Google knows when the NHL trade deadline is. ”I googled it”. – “The NHL Trade Deadline is on Monday, February 27, 2012.”
A couple weeks ago, Jason Botchford explored the possibility that Mason Raymond was Michael Grabner 2.0. He saw Raymond as a luxury player for the top six that at the same time wasn’t built for a bottom six...
NASHVILLE Its a common sight for any Central Division game at Bridgestone Arena on a Saturday night. Fans from out of town, dressed in the opposing teams jerseys, stroll up and down Broadway, cruising in and out of bars.
During the game, they try to start up their own chants and the home fans feel obligated to drown them out by generating their own noise, thus raising the decibel...
I was browsing through some pictures, and I have to say, my favorite game set in a while came from the Predators-Blues game on Saturday. This might be a two post project, covering all the pictures I liked. First step though, trying to figure out why this woman appeared in 10 pictures from the game set. I have 7 examples below, though there were three more in which she was only shown...
One of these things is not like the other!
What do the Minnesota Wild and the Vancouver Canucks have in common?
A Downward Spiral - "The Wild"
They’ve both been in first place in the West this season. Fortunately for the Canucks, they are the ones who are much closer to that spot than the Wild are.
The Canucks are a virtual lock to win the Northwest, so Minnesota is looking...
Yet Another Shootout
If you’ve been watching the Vancouver Canucks in 2012, you would agree that the team is slumping. The Sedins are off, the the second periods have been appalling, and in a throwback to the Dave Nonis era, the goaltenders have been keeping the Canucks in games.
So how do you explain that the Canucks are the league’s hottest team right now, 7-1-2 in their last...
During his 10-plus seasons with the Ottawa Senators, Mike Fisher was a fan favorite who was instrumental to their Stanley Cup finals run five years ago. He was an adept goal scorer, but never scored as proficiently as he is now for the Nashville Predators.
Fisher makes his return to Ottawa almost a year to the day he was traded when the Predators face the struggling Senators on...
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Now regardless of how you feel, the fact will remain you need a little boost this morning.
So without further ado, here is a mighty fine selection of Canucks stories from across the interwebs. They are sure to give you that buzz you are surely looking...
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Over is 9-1-2 in VAN last 12 Thu. games.VAN...
Owen Nolan officially announced his retirement after 18 NHL seasons on Tuesday afternoon in San Jose. Nolan, who turns 40 on Sunday, last played a full season in the league with Minnesota in 2009-10.
Alex Edler scored in the sixth round of a shootout, and the
visiting Vancouver Canucks beat Nashville 4-3 Tuesday night for
their fifth win in six games. The Predators picked up a point in
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The Northwest Division-leading Vancouver Canucks (32-15-5) storm into the Bridgestone Arena looking to square off against the Nashville Predators (32-17-4), who are 4 points behind the Detroit Red Wings with a chance to close the gap to only 2 points with a win.
This is Vancouver’s first trip back into Nashville since dispatching the Predators...
Alex Edler scored in the sixth round of a shootout, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games.