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Detroit Red Wings
By Seth Lake
In what was likely a meeting between two teams facing each other in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs beginning in a little over a week from now, the Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings each came into Friday night’s meeting at Joe Louis Arena coming off of losses to divisional opponents. Both teams were looking to right the ship as they battle for the fourth seed in the Western Conference and the home-ice advantage that comes with it.
On Friday night, the Predators lost the faceoff battle for only the second time since Gaustad (pictured) returned to the Predators lineup
After exchanging blows throughout the first half of the contest, the Predators got on the board first with Gabriel Bourque’s 6th goal of the season midway through the second period and used the strength of goaltender Pekka Rinne and the penalty kill to fly out to a 3-0 lead early in the third period. The Wings got on the board late, but after a couple of late saves by Rinne, Predators cap...
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After being down 4-0 in the second period, the Nashville Predators managed to score four goals of their own to tie the game but fell short losing 5-4 to the Chicago Blackhawks in front of a sold out Bridgestone Arena on Saturday night.
Undisciplined play led to six power play opportunities for the Blackhawks who managed two tallies with the man advantage.
Predators forward Martin...
The Nashville Predators came frighteningly close to pulling off a “Mule Day” miracle on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena.
After falling down 4-0 to the Chicago Blackhawks, the Predators rallied to tie the game at 4. However, a Brent Seabrook goal at 8:19 of the third period put the Blackhawks back ahead for good. The Blackhawks survived the rare four-goal comeback...
After the Nashville Predators posted its 500th franchise win on Friday night, another milestone was reached Saturday in the Predators 5-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Center David Legwand picked up his 500th career NHL point.
The Predators first ever draft pick assisted on two goals to become the first player in franchise history to post 500 career points with 187 goals and 313...
Chicago Blackhawks 43-26-9
Nashville Predators 45-25-8
Radulov has five points in five games for the Predators this season.
The Nashville Predators reclaimed fourth spot in the Western Conference standings with their 4-1 win over Detroit on Friday night. Now, just shy of 24 hours later, the Predators will try to put some distance between themselves and their Central...
Gabriel Bourque and Francis Bouillon scored in the second period and Pekka Rinne made 31 saves Friday night to help the Nashville Predators beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 for coach Barry Trotz's 500th victory with the franchise.
Nashville moved a point ahead of Detroit with four games left in the regular season to be the fourth-seeded team with home-ice advantage in the first...
DETROIT -- Things could change, but the Red Wings are looking at a first-round playoff matchup against the Nashville Predators, quite possibly without home ice advantage.
If you're looking at Friday night's 4-1 loss to those same Predators, you wouldn't necessarily prefer that matchup.
Why? Pekka Rinne.
No, the Wings didn't lay the proverbial egg as they did in...
The Nashville Predators start a three game home stand against the Chicago Blackhawks on a Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. The Nashville Predators' record this season is 45-25-8 with 98 points and ranked 4th in the Western Conference. The Chicago Blackhawks' record this season is 43-26-9 with 95 points and ranked 6th in the Western Conference. Puck drops at 7:08 PM CT...
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...
My favorite TV show of all time, the Liam Lynch sock puppet spectacular that was Sifl n Olly, had a fake infomercial skit, and the tagline for Precious Roy’s cheap product of the night was, “Well, you know the problems I’ve had with X” by Sifl, answered with, “Yeah, you’ve got some serious-ass X problems!” from Olly.
The Detroit Red Wings ended a lost month’s worth...
In November I first picked Shea Weber as the Norris Trophy leader. When Weber lost a bit of time with a concussion my new pick was Zdeno Chara. By early February I had Weber back in the lead. Now that we are into the stretch drive of the season, I think Chara is back in the lead.
Zdeno Chara has the top +/- rating among all defencemen in the NHL at +29. His 49 points...
Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images
The Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings went into tonight’s game with a chip on their shoulders. Both were outgunned in their last outing and looking for some revenge, especially against the team that is in the mix of playoff home-ice positioning. But it was the Nashville Predators that would come out of Motown with the two points...
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Here are the top five stories from Bloggers’ Row and beyond for March 30:
1. If it involves yours truly, it’s going to be on the top spot. Let’s just get that out of the way now. On the Forecheck’s Dirk Hoag is winding up the regular season profiling various bloggers’ “Moments of the Season”. Yesterday...
Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz has said that almost as soon as his team was eliminated in the second round of last year's playoffs, he realized how close his team was.
The Predators scored 11 goals in the series; Vancouver scored 13 on Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne a two-goal differential over six games between advancing and elimination. Vancouver, of course, went on...