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The Nashville Predators picked up a much needed 4-2 win over a desperate Colorado Avalanche team on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena.Pekka Rinne was solid in goal in spite of seeing little rubber, stopping 15 of 17 shots in route to his franchise record setting 37th victory of the season. Semyon Varlamov took the loss, giving up three goals on 30 shots.The Predators picked up goals from Mike Fisher, Brandon Yip, Sergei Kostitsyn, and finally an empty-netter from Marty Erat. The Avalanche scoring came from Jamie McGinn and Paul Stastny.The win left Nashville with 85 points as they maintain their position in fifth place in the Western Conference, four behind Detroit, who they will play at home on Saturday night.Make the jump for more detail from the game...At The Puck Drop...In Goal: Semyon Varlamov (20-19-2, 2.65, .910) versus Pekka Rinne (36-14-7, 2.36, .925).Scratches: Colorado - Ryan O'Byrne, Matt Duchene, Kevin Porter, Chuck Kobasew, and Tyson Barrie. Nashville - Kevin K...
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Pekka Rinne picked up his League-leading 37th win Thursday night against the Colorado Avalanche at a sold out Bridgestone Arena. The win also earned Rinne the franchise-record for most wins in a single season, set by Tomas Vokoun during the 2005-06 campaign.
“He means a lot to this team,” rookie Craig Smith said, adding, “He is always there making those crazy saves day in...
Before this season the most wins any Predators goaltender had accumulated in a season was 36, done by Tomas Vokoun in the 2005-06 season. That total was surpassed last night by Pekka Rinne, who made 15 saves in a 4-2 victory against Colorado.“I think that is a stat that you respect and appreciate,” Rinne said after the game. “It’s for me as an individual, but it’s also...
The “Radulov Watch” has turned into a full blown “Radulov Warning.”
On July 11, 2008, Nashville Predators winger Alexander Radulov bolted to the Kontinental Hockey League despite having one year remaining on his entry level contract. He was 22 at the time and would become the face of the new league in his native Russia. The 2004 first round pick is a four-time KHL All-Star...
Goaltender Pekka Rinne takes a quick look at tonight's contest against Detroit...
If you missed the first Social Media Suite Night that the Nashville Predators held earlier this season, here is a second chance to have a unique experience during a Predators game at Bridgestone Arena.It is set for Saturday, March 24 when the Preds play Winnipeg and it may be the only way to get a ticket to the game as the weekend games appear to be sold out for the season.Make...
One word was repeated when the Predators were asked about the significance of the team’s current three-game homestand: huge. Eight points back of first place St. Louis Blues, the Predators are only four points ahead of sixth place Chicago.
“It is huge. Everytime you are at home it is important, especially now with the playoff race coming down to the wire with teams being so...
How loud did Smashville get tonight? Courtesy of our new decibel meter, you can find out right here...Decibels (dB)Play108 (dB)Preds come onto the ice110Mike Fisher 1st period goal111Brandon Yip 1st period goal102"Walk This Way" named song of the night101Ryan Suter saves Colorado goal101Military salute112Sergei Kostitsyn 2nd period goal104Late 2nd period melee109Martin...
NASHVILLE -- When Nashville Predators associate coach Brent Peterson was first coming to grips with having Parkinson's Disease, old friend Cam Neely helped him to get in touch with actor Michael J. Fox.
Neely, now the president of the Boston Bruins and a former member of the Vancouver Canucks along with Peterson, got to know Fox as a teenager, as both grew up in British Columbia...
Nashville Predators 39-21-7
Detroit Red Wings 44-21-3
The Predators look to maintain their offense against Detroit on Saturday night
When the puck drops at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday night, the Nashville Predators will tie the franchise record for most sellouts in a single season at 20 games, and there is no better game to achieve the feat than a renewal of the...
According to On the Forecheck’s Dirk Hoag, the Nashville Predators are very happy to report that team’s finally starting to sell out Bridgestone Arena, or reach near-sellout status, while giving away fewer and fewer tickets while also charging a bit more for the tickets the team’s selling to the general public:
“Fill the building. Nothing happens until the building’s filled...
In this episode of The 303:30, presented by Brewhouse South, we speculate about the Alexander Radulov situation and, in our USA Baby & Kids in Franklin feature of the week, we spend 35 minutes with Mick Kern of NHL Home Ice!
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In Tuesday’s loss, the Los Angeles Kings had a response for every time the Predators scored. The shoe was on the other foot tonight, at least in the first period, as Mike Fisher scored soon after Colorado took an early 1-0 lead. Fisher’s goal kick-started the Predators, who went on to take down the Avalanche 4-2 in front of a sold out Bridgestone Arena.“After goals, ends...
Throughout their years of prominence, the Detroit Red Wings have had two constants. One is defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, who owns an NHL-record seven – seven! – Norris Trophies. The other is Tomas Holmstrom, who has set up shop in front of goaltenders his whole career.“He’s always there and he’s been doing that for years,” Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne said. “His...
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It was a heart-breaking affair when Nashville last played the Detroit Red Wings. A shot by Pavel Datsyuk, after undressing Ryan Suter in the zone with five seconds left, continued the record-breaking home win streak for Detroit and sent Predators fans reeling.
The Red Wings remain at the top of their game despite numerous injuries to...
On Tuesday night, a few of the 17,113 fans in attendance at the Predators game with the Kings may have had to check their program to see who the mysterious number 39 was that came into the game in relief of Vezina candidate, Pekka Rinne who had given up five goals on 24 shot in 42:57 minutes of play.Anders Lindback had not set foot on the Bridgestone Arena ice during a game situation...