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According to Josh Cooper of The Tennessean, the Nashville Predators have done some line shuffling.
In preparation for their game against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night, Head Coach Barry Trotz went with the following line combinations at practice today:
Colin Wilson – Mike Fisher – Martin Erat
Brandon Yip – David Legwand – Gabriel Bourque
Nick Spaling – Craig Smith – Sergei Kostitsyn
Matt Halischuk – Paul Gaustad – Richard Clune
The Predators are in desperate need of goals. They are tied with the Florida Panthers for 30th (out of 30) in the league in scoring (1.67 goals per game) and — if that wasn’t bad enough — they’re dead last in shots per game (23.2). Nashville is trying whatever they can in order to generate some offense.
Yesterday, Trotz even floated the possibility of calling up a few players from the Milwaukee Admirals, again, per Josh Cooper. If things don’t change, is he really willing to call up some prospects or is he making a thr
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The Nashville Predators and Pekka Rinne had been struggling to win games as of late. The Predators had not won in three games heading into Thursday night’s contest in Los(More here)…
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Returning with, for all intents and purposes, the same lineup that finished with the fifth-most points in the NHL last season and advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Nashville Predators figured to have a leg up on the competition in a shortened season preceded by only a week of training camp.
So much for conventional wisdom.
On Monday in a 4-0 loss to...
Two struggling teams fought well into the night in order to decide this one.
The Los Angeles Kings were 2-2-1 coming into the night while the Nashville Predators had only won once in their six games. Something had to give.
With 18,118 inside Staples Center looking on, Pekka Rinne got his first victory of the 2012-13 season in the Preds’ 2-1 shootout victory.
Rinne collected 23...
Although Pekka Rinne is an elite NHL goalie by any measure, he had to wait six games and eight shootout rounds to earn his first victory of the season for the low-scoring Nashville Predators.
If that's the type of season he's facing, Nashville's sturdy Finnish goalie will keep trying to carry his teammates past the Los Angeles Kings and the rest of the West.
Here are your “Leftgovers” from the Nashville Predators game on Monday night against the Phoenix Coyotes…
* With Patric Hornqvist on the shelf for 3-4 weeks, Matt Halischuk returned to the lineup.
* Monday night was just the third NHL start for Phoenix netminder Chad Johnson.
* It was also Johnson’s first career shutout.
* Richard Clune took...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sergei Kostitsyn scored in the eighth shootout round, and the Nashville Predators snapped their three-game skid with a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.
Pekka Rinne made 23 saves and stopped five of Los Angeles' eight shootout attempts as the Predators survived a weak offensive performance thanks to their Finnish goalie's sturdiness...
NASHVILLE PREDATORS AND FOX SPORTS TENNESSEE
ANNOUNCE NEW LONG-TERM TV RIGHTS AGREEMENT
Nashville, Tenn. (January 29, 2013) – The National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators and the team’s exclusive regional television partner FOX Sports Tennessee, along with sister station SportSouth, today announced a new long-term television rights agreement. Financial terms were not disclosed...
By: Miranda Martin Miranda@PredneckNation.com When the Nashville Predators played the Phoenix Coyotes for the first time this year Tuesday night, some Preds fans on twitter seemed to have one thing on their mind. It had nothing to do with the fact that the Predators have won only a single game this season. It wasn’t the significant lack of offense that’s ...
This is a great long term deal for the Nashville Predators to expose their hockey to most of the southeast. Fox Sports has done a good job in their broadcasts of the Predators' games, but one thing they should look towards is a studio report during the intermissions, similar to the Phoenix Coyotes. Just let Pete Weber and Terry Crisp call the games and during the intermissions...
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The Nashville Predators are needing a “Rocky”-esque comeback to this road trip to begin turning their season around. The Predators are 1-2-3 on the year and one of only four teams with one win (Calgary, Washington and Florida-all at the bottom of the standings). The L.A. Kings are 9th in the West, one place above Nashville, and have...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. The National Hockey Leagues Nashville Predators and the teams exclusive regional television partner FOX Sports Tennessee, along with sister station SportSouth, today announced a new long-term television rights agreement. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Under the new agreement, FOX Sports Tennessee and SportSouth will televise a minimum of 75 Nashville Predators...
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No matter what was said in the locker room after last night’s demoralizing 4-0 loss to the struggling Phoenix Coyotes, the actuality of the situation is very straightforward. Nashville’s offense, while potent last season and not without the ability to score, has stumbled out of the starting gate to begin this condensed season.
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Nashville Predators "earned" their second win of the season last night, and overcame their apparent 2013...