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New York Islanders
The fireworks began early but things slowed down quickly as the Nashville Predators shutout the New York Islanders by a score of 2-0.
Rich Clune dropped the gloves wiht Chris Bruton just 1:12 into the game. Matt Hendricks and Matt Carkner also dropped the mitts in the first period. The game settled down after than and the Preds led in shots 8-7 with the score deadlocked at zero through 20 minutes.
Just over three minutes into the second period, Gabriel Bourque broke the ice with a goal off a great feed from Filip Forsberg. Five minutes later, Austin Watson put home a goal to give the Predators a 2-0 lead and that was all they would need to seal the victory.
It was Pekka Rinne's preseason debut and he stopped all 13 shots he faced through two periods. Free Agent acquisition Carter Hutton played the third period and stopped all 12 shots thrown at him. The Preds put up 25 shots on Islanders goaltender Anders Nilsson.
1. Pekka Rinne
2. Gabriel Bourque
3. Seth Jones
"That was [Watson's] best game so far. He played really well."
"[Seth Jones] was a force today. He was fantastic."
"[Forsberg] has probably been one of the most consistent forwards through camp."
Next up, the Preds have their rematch against the Lightning on Tuesday at 7pm CT. Tampa Bay defeated Nashville last Thursday by a score of 5-1.
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Pekka Rinne made 13 saves in his first preseason game to lead the Nashville Predators to a 2-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Sunday night.
Rinne played two periods in his first game since left hip surgery in early May.
Gabriel Bourque scored 3:07 into the second period and Austin Watson tallied 5:15 later for Nashville.
Injuries limited Bourque to 34 games for the Predators...
Nashville’s active roster currently sits at 33 players, 21 forwards, 9 defenseman, and 3 goaltenders. Below is a list of the players that have been sent back to their respective teams:
Reassigned to Junior Teams
Brendan Leipsic (Portland Winterhawks, WHL)
Reassigned to Milwaukee (AHL)
Austin Watson found himself impressing not only the fans, but the coaching staff as well.
Passing through the first and second round of cuts during training camp, Watson had arguably his best performance of the preseason so far, scoring Nashville’s second goal and winning 62% of his face-offs in their 2-0 win against the New York Islanders this evening, the Predators first win...
A day after cutting nineteen from the training camp roster, the Nashville Predators decided to let go of nine more. With Saturday's cuts, the roster is now at thirty-three.
Brendan Leipsic will be returning to the Western Hockey League's Portland Winterhawks, due to an age rule. However, it does appear that Leipsic is ready to make the next step in turning pro.
Nashville’s active roster currently sits at 27 players, 16 forwards, 8 defenseman, and 3 goaltenders. Below is a list of the players that have been sent back to their respective teams:
Reassigned to Milwaukee (AHL)
The following 27 players remain:
Taylor Beck, Gabriel Bourque...
The Nashville Predators got their first win of the preseason on Sunday night and may have also found a possible line combination in the process...
The Milwaukee Admirals' 2013 training camp opens Wednesday, September 25 with their first ice practice at the Kern Center on the campus of the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Before starting the regular season schedule in Abbotsford on October 11, Milwaukee will play three exhibiton games -- against Rockford at the Kern Center on September 27 at 7pm; on the road the following...
Pekka Rinne following the Preds' 2-0 win over the Islanders: "For sure it was a big help to get one game underneath me even though it wasn’t busy for me."
Patrick Cehlin has not registered a point yet this preseason, but he has suited up in an NHL jersey for the first two times in his career.
On Sunday night, Nashville made their preseason home debut and Cehlin skated for the first time in front of a crowd at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators manhandled the New York Islanders, taking a 2-0 win for their first victory of the preseason...
Predators prospect Kevin Henderson has taken an uncommon route to the pros, but it's one he is proud of...
Below are the forwards, defensemen, and goaltender participating in tonight’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning for the Nashville Predators:
Ryan Ellis, Shea Weber, Kevin Klein, Mattias Ekholm, Joe Piskula, Roman Josi, Victor Bartley
Matt Cullen, David Legwand, Mike Fisher, Rich Clune, Simon Moser, Eric Nystrom, Viktor Stalberg, Matt Hendricks, Patric...
After a long winding road, Predators defenseman and lifelong hockey junkie Victor Bartley has earned himself a one-way NHL contract...
Pekka Rinne will start Sunday evening, while nine more were cut from the training camp roster...
With three preseason games remaining, the Predators made 6 more cuts prior to Milwaukee starting its training camp...
The Nashville Predators will play their home preseason opener Sunday against the New York Islanders at 5pm CST. Nashville will be looking for their first win of the preseason after losing to the Florida Panthers, twice, and Tampa Bay Lightning. Below is the roster for Sunday's match against the Isles.
D 3 Seth Jones
D 4 Ryan Ellis
D 8 Kevin Klein
F 9 Filip Forsberg ...