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Minnesota Wild 34-35-10
Nashville Predators 45-26-8
Rinne has an 8-3-1 record against the Wild.
On Tuesday, the Nashville Predators host the Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena. In the last three games, all victories, the Wild have scored 12 goals. The Predators will be looking to limit the goals against on Tuesday night.
“We can’t win if we let in 5 goals. The good thing was we almost came back [on Saturday]. That was a good thing,” Predators forward Patric Hornqvist said on Monday morning after practice.
Lately, it seems that the Predators either allow only one goal against or a flurry of goals in losing causes. Against Pittsburgh on March 22nd, Nashville allowed five goals against but turned it around at home two nights later when they beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1. Nashville went on to beat Chicago the following day by a 6-1 score but then lost two days later, March 27th, being shut out by St. Louis 3-0. The trend continued up to and including Saturday night’s 5-4 de...
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NASHVILLE As the story goes, Pekka Rinne played so rarely back in his native Finland that the Predators' scout who found him based his opinions solely on what he saw in warm-ups.
The Predators drafted the goalie in 2004 four years after he became eligible, meaning that for four years no other team saw anything in him that made him worth gambling a pick on, even in the eighth...
With the Cincinnati Cyclones’ ECHL season over, the Nashville Predators have elected to call up goaltender prospect Chet Pickard.
Don’t read too much into this move, however. If they wanted to get Pickard playing time, they would have assigned him to the AHL Milwaukee Admirals. Instead, they called him up to the big club so that the 2008 first round pick can work closer with...
The Minnesota Wild have won three straight games against teams looking to better their seeding in the upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Wild has played the role of spoiler in the last three games.
Predators forward Patric Hornqvist says as long as Nashville sticks to playing its own game, the Predators should come away with two points.
“We just have to out-work them. We need a...
A CLOSE SHAVE
Taking a hockey skate to the face sucks, just ask the Minnesota Wild’s Kyle Brodziak.
During last nights 2-1shoot-out loss to the Nashville Predators, the Wild’s Kyle Brodziak got a face full of teammate Darroll Powe’s skate blade. As you would expect the blood flowed off Brodziak’s cheek, but not enough to keep him off the ice for an extended period of time. After receiving...
The playoffs are almost here and Smashville can feel it. It's time for winning playoff hockey to be played.
On Tuesday night, the Nashville Predators played well enough defensively to escape from the Minnesota Wild with a 2-1 victory, which means two much-needed points in the standings. Nashville is currently playing a game of back-and-forth with Detroit and Chicago for the...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Alexander Radulov scored the lone goal in the shootout, and the Nashville Predators edged the Minnesota Wild 2-1 Tuesday night to reach 100 points for the second time in three seasons.
The Predators, who have two games left, moved back into fourth place in the Western Conference -- one point over idle Detroit and two over Chicago. Detroit will finish the...
From the Milwaukee Admirals:
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Wilson Scores Two, Smith Earns Shutout in Win
Charlotte, NC–Goalie Jeremy Smith stopped 31 shots for his fifth shutout of the season and Kyle Wilson scored twice to lead the Milwaukee Admirals to a 4-0 win over the Charlotte Checkers Tuesday in Charlotte, NC.
Smith stopped 13 shots in the first period, ten in the second...
The Nashville Predators have assigned Chet Pickard to the NHL. Pickard will back-up Anders Lindback, Tuesday night. Pekka Rinne is sick, per Joshua Cooper. Here is the Press Release.Nashville, Tenn. (April 3, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that goaltender Chet Pickard (CHEHT PIH-kuhrd) has been assigned to...
By Seth Lake
While the Nashville Predators were up in Detroit on Friday night securing the 500th win in franchise history against the Red Wings, the Chicago Blackhawks were sitting in Nashville awaiting their arrival looking to avenge a 6-1 defeat last Sunday night on national television, clinch their spot in the playoffs, and keep their hopes of the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference...
Devin Setoguchi and Erik Christensen scored in a shootout to help the Minnesota Wild beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Sunday night for their third straight victory.
Setoguchi had a goal and two assists in regulation, then sealed the victory in the third round of the shootout with a quick shot that beat Ray Emery.
Patrick Kane had the lone Chicago goal in the shootout against...
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Mike Strasinger
With 4th place on the line over the course of the current week, Nashville knew they couldn’t afford a loss if they wanted to secure home-ice advantage in at least the first round of the playoffs.
With Pekka Rinne apparently under the weather per multiple reports, it would be Anders Lindback that would have to navigate the ship for the Predators...
The Nashville Predators' spot in the postseason is secure, but their recent spotty play means they won't want to take their final regular-season games lightly.
The Minnesota Wild are out of contention, but relishing their role as a spoiler.
Possibly needing to win its final three games for a chance at home-ice advantage in the first round, Nashville on Tuesday night will...
Here are the top five stories from Bloggers’ Row and beyond for April 3.
1. Tonight is the second to last home game of Nashville’s regular season, as the Predators take on the Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena. Amanda DiPaolo of Inside Smashville and Ryan Porth of Smashville 24/7 each have previews.
2. With 3 games left, the Predators sit 1 point back of Detroit for...
Here are the top five stories from Bloggers’ Row and beyond for April 2.
1. On Saturday night, Nashville pulled off an epic 4-goal comeback against Chicago, only to be thwarted in the end when Brent Seabrook scored a little over a minute later. The Blackhawks clinched a playoff spot, while the Predators fell to fifth. All of Bloggers’ Row had game stories, including Amanda DiPaolo...
The playoff bound Blackhawks host the Minnesota Wild and the Hawks will be trying to improve their playoff positioning. With a win and a Detroit loss in regulation, the Hawks will take over the fourth seed with two games left to play. All of the Hawks big guns remain hot even though Crawford has not looked to good in his last two outings and expect to see Emery in net to give Crawford...