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Representative of the wave of warmer-weather players making their marks on a sheet of ice, Jonathon Blum of the Nashville Predators is enjoying a homecoming this week as he returns to his native Southern California to face the Kings and Ducks.
Born in Long Beach and raised in Rancho Santa Margarita, a town perhaps more known for The Real Housewives of Orange County than for producing hockey players, the avid surfer-turned-versatile defenseman became the first player born and raised in California to be selected in the first round of the NHL Draft when Nashville selected him 23rd overall in 2007.
A Western Hockey League and Memorial Cup champion with the Vancouver Giants where he played alongside Milan Lucic and Evander Kane, the 22 year old left 20 tickets for friends and family for Tuesday's 4-2 loss in Los Angeles, with more expected Wednesday in Anaheim (7 p.m. PRIME TICKET KLAA 830).
"When the schedule comes out, I look when I'm coming out west and going home,&q...
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As you know, the biggest off-ice question surrounding the Predators this season is the status of the ‘Big 3’. GM David Poile got one of them – Pekka Rinne – to sign on the dotted line, which caused the discussion to resurface late last week.Not many people around the NHL expect the Preds to bring back both Shea Weber and Ryan Suter. Members in the organization, including...
With the 1000th Preds game being the 1000th game for Coach Barry Trotz, it's hard to say which is more exciting. If you read this classic piece by John Manasso about Trotz, you will be ready to celebrate his long road to where he is today. This is really the Trotz epistle to end all others. Jeremy Gover has the story of the Predators' "big three" being listed on...
The Nashville - Anaheim rivalry continues to grow and things will only get nastier when they meet again for the final two times in California on December 10 and back in Smashville on March 18.Last year's playoff rivalry has taken on a similar feel in the two games this year with the Preds besting the Ducks twice, 3-0 at home on October 30, and 4-2 last night on the coast.There...
The Nashville Predators overcame a two goal Kings lead in the first period but fell just short of doing it again in the third period.
On Tuesday night, in front of 17,963 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, the Preds dropped a 4-3 decision to the host team. Nashville got 26 saves from Anders Lindback and goals from Matt Halischuk, Craig Smith and Patric Hornqvist in...
Nashville Predators 7-5-2
Anaheim Ducks 5-6-3
Pekka Rinne will likely be back in net for Nashville when the Predators take on the Anaheim Ducks Wednesday night at Honda Center in the second game of back-to-back contests in Southern California.
Tuesday night in Los Angeles, the Predators lost a game in regulation for the first time since a 3-1 loss to San Jose at...
For the second night in a row, the Nashville Predators faced a desperate power team coming off a bad road trip. On Tuesday, the Kings came out of their five game losing streak and won, but on Wednesday, the Preds held firm and beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-2.The win gave the Preds a 3-1-1 record as they finished their long road trip and it vaulted them to 18 points, which is only a point...
NEW YORK (November 10, 2011) – Barry Trotz, the first and only head coach in the history of the Nashville Predators, will discuss the approaching milestone of 1,000 games — for him and the franchise — on today’s NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman. The show, which encourages fans to call in with questions, airs Thursday nights on NHL.com and on Sirius XM Radio at 6 p...
So, there’s this one guy named Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. You may have heard of him. He plays for the Edmonton Oilers and, despite being drafted just a few months ago, has played well enough to be the Calder Trophy front runner as the league’s rookie of the year.
All of a sudden, someone else has joined the party.
The Nashville Predators beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 in front of 13,529...
In 2003, the National Hockey League’s Entry Draft was held in Nashville, Tennessee. Every player drafted in the first round has played at least one game in the NHL, the last member of the class to do so was Hugh Jessiman, drafted 12th overall by the New York Rangers. Jessiman made his NHL debut last February playing two games for the Florida Panthers.
When New Jersey was in town...
Craig Smith has been a runaway success for the Nashville Predators as well as fantasy rosters all season long. He has taken over the rookie scoring lead as well as tying for his team's lead as well. Now we have a Thursday treat for you as Ian Gooding takes over the Fantasy Hockey ONE with his patented Pick Six. Ready or not, here it comes.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Rookie Craig Smith had two goals and an assist, Martin Erat scored on a second-period penalty shot, and the Nashville Predators wrapped up a five-game trip with a 4-2 victory over the struggling Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.
Colin Wilson had a goal and an assist, and Pekka Rinne made 31 saves in the Predators' fifth win in seven games. Nashville has...
Nashville Predators 7-4-2
Los Angeles Kings 6-4-3
The Predators will try to extend their points streak to six games when they face the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night before entering the Honda Center for what will no doubt be a physical rematch to October 29th’s 3-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Entering Monday night’s contest, the Los Angeles Kings were...
The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Kings 4, Predators 3Smashville 24/7 3 stars of the night:1. Drew Doughty, LA (1 goal, 23:31 TOI)2. Patric Hornqvist, NSH (1 goal, 7 shots)3. Dustin Penner, LA (2 assists)Recaps around the blogosphere:Preds On The GlassInside SmashvilleSection 303The View from 111Hockey Night in NashvilleOn The ForecheckPlay of the game:---Game 15/82:Nashville...
Martin Erat scored on a penalty shot and Craig Smith added three points to lift the Nashville Predators to a 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Pekka Rinne never had too many problems against the Los Angeles Kings until two poor outings last season.
If he's in net Tuesday night, he'll try to help hand the Kings a sixth straight loss as the Nashville Predators begin a back-to-back set of games in Southern California.
Rinne, who signed a seven-year, $49 million contract Thursday, was a Vezina Trophy finalist last...