To the average Middle Tennessean, it is a cold, rainy, miserable, Friday morning but the 17,113 residents of Smashville are walking on sunshine this morning in spite of the physical elements.
Last night, the Nashville Predators provided fans with excitement that had not been seen to that degree in a in a long time. During the team's comeback in the final period, Bridgestone Arena was a loud as can be recalled during regular season game.
Barry Trotz coined a new phrase to capture the spirit of the situation and label it the "miracle moment." It was a spontaneous response that Trotz had to describe the feeling in the building that will be used for years to come and will probably end up on gold colored T-shirts in the near future.
The Predators have now won four in a row and appear to have righted an inconsistent ship on home ice. They are clearly back in the playoff mix in a highly competitive Central Division and Western Conference.
It is the type of hockey that the Predators need to play for the rest of this season, and going forward into their new conference next season. If the new set-up were in place this season, six of the top seven teams in the Western Conference would be in the yet to be named Predators' grouping.
The Predators will practice today and then wind up the home stand against St. Louis on Saturday night where they hope to extend the win streak and make up ground on the also red-hot Blues.
The Nashville Predators announced that Kyle Wilson had been reassigned to Milwaukee.The move is somewhat surprising as it leaves the Predators with only 20 active players on their roster with the holiday roster freeze starting on December 19 and running until December 27.Make the jump for the full release from the Predators...NASHVILLE PREDATORS REASSIGN FORWARD KYLE WILSONNashville...
Could a trade be imminent?
Probably not but it’s a question worth asking after the Nashville Predators reassigned Kyle Wilson to their AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, today.
With Wilson headed to Milwaukee, the Preds now have only 12 forwards on their current NHL roster: Martin Erat, Mike Fisher, Matt Halischuk, Patric Hornqvist, Sergei Kostitsyn, David Legwand, Brian...
The Nashville Predators won their fourth game in a row on Thursday night at the Bridgestone Arena in what may have been the biggest win of the season.Not only did the Predators come back with three unanswered goals to defeat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3, they managed to do it in regulation time. When Shea Weber scored his second goal of the final period with 1:36 remaining in the contest...
The following is a press release from the Predators...Nashville, Tenn. (December 16, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned forward Kyle Wilson to Milwaukee (AHL).Wilson, 26 (12/15/84), suited up for five games during his first stint with the Predators, going pointless and averaging 8:08 of ice time.
Bridgestone Arena will remain the name of Nashville's downtown arena through 2019.
The Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced Thursday a five-year extension of naming rights for the arena.
Besides Predators' games, the arena is used for the annual Country Music Association awards show, basketball tournaments, concerts and other events.
It opened in...
For two players who were mentioned in consideration for the 2011-12 Calder Trophy, defenseman Jonathon Blum and center Blake Geoffrion of the Nashville Predators had a very disappointing beginning to this week.
After being a healthy scratch for Nashville's last two games, Blum was sent down to the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League Monday afternoon.
Just a day...
Awards are won over the length of a season -- not in a single night -- but nonetheless it's possible that Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber might have had a watershed moment on Thursday.
With his team trailing by a goal with less than five minutes remaining in regulation against perennial power Detroit, Weber scored twice to deliver Nashville to a 4-3 victory, the team...
For the second time in three days the Nashville Predators will have an opportunity to make up ground on a team that they are chasing in the Central Division standings when they take on the St. Louis Blues tonight at 7 p.m. at the Bridgestone Arena (FS-TN).The Predators come into the game with a four game winning streak on the line after they beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in a huge...
Shea Weber scored two goals late in the third period to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.
Detroit native David Legwand and Jordin Tootoo also scored for Nashville in its fourth straight victory.
Tomas Holmstrom, Henrik Zetterberg, and Nicklas Lidstrom scored for the Red Wings, who snapped a three-game win streak.
The Predators’ power play continued its hot streak last night against the Detroit Red Wings, as the unit was efficient and came through in the clutch. The Preds’ only power play chance of the night came with less than five minutes to go in the third period. Shea Weber cashed in when his patented slap shot eluded Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard with 4:24 left in the game,...
November 5: The Preds surrender three consecutive goals to the host San Jose Sharks yet manage to tally three straight of their own to win 4-3 in overtime.
November 15: Washington breaks the scoreless tie late in the third period but Nashville responds with three goals in the final 4:18 to stun the high-powered Caps.
December 1: The Vancouver Canucks bag four goals in the second...
1) Shocker. The Canadiens failed to win at the Bell Centre once again. Not that they didn't try, but man, whether it's failing to capture a lead, or failing to hold onto one, not much to celebrate around these parts.
2) Which is why the ovation for Louis Leblanc for depositing his first National Hockey League goal was such a breath of fresh air.
Granted, it was a dumpy...
Shea Weber scored two goals late in the third period to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. Detroit native David Legwand and Jordin Tootoo also scored for Nashville in its fourth straight victory. Tomas Holmstrom, Henrik Zetterberg, and Nicklas Lidstrom scored for the Red Wings, who snapped a three-game win streak.
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