The Nashville Predators continued to prove that there was something "special" (in Barry Trotz's words) about this years team as they notched their seventh comeback win of the season from two or three goals down as they scored three goals, including two by Mike Fisher, in the last 3:21 of play.
It was the Predators fifth win in a row and they are 15-2 in their last 17 games. Nashville finished January with an 11-2 record and are 19-5 since the stunning comeback win in Columbus on December 8.
Pekka Rinne picked up his ten victory in a row and is 20-2 in his last 22 decisions.
The win left the Predators with 66 points and three behind Detroit, for the Western Conference and Central Division lead. The Preds had pulled within a point of Detroit before the Wings finished off Calgary 3-1 in a late game.
Nashville now has the third highest point total in the NHL with only the Wings (69) and Rangers (67) having more and Boston (66) having the same number.
The Preds are on pace for 106 points and are 12 points ahead of ninth place Colorado. They would be assured of a playoff berth if they averaged a point a game for the final 31 games of the season.
The Predators face a tough February schedule, playing a who's who of playoff contenders, starting with a trip to Philadelphia on Thursday to face the Flyers at 6 p.m.
Here is our game story from last night with our comments from the couch. Make the jump for the full round-up of everything from the game...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Mike Fisher scored two of Nashville's three goals in the last 3 and a half minutes and the Predators stunned the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Dany Heatley's first two-goal game for Minnesota was wasted when the Wild squandered a 4-1 lead they held until the halfway mark of the third period. Brandon Yip'...
6:00 PM CT – Predators (31-16-4) @ Flyers (29-14-6)Players to watch:NSH- Mike FisherFisher has stepped up his offensive game of late, tallying 15 points in 13 January games. He picked up two points against Philly last time out.PHI- Scott HartnellThe former Predator is a factor on most nights, whether he finds the scoresheet or not. Hartnell is on pace for a career-high 41 goals...
Mike Fisher scored two of Nashville's three goals in the last 31/2 minutes and the Predators stunned the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory. Dany Heatley's first two-goal game for Minnesota was wasted when the Wild squandered a 4-1 lead they held until the halfway mark of the third period.
The following is a press release from the NHL...NEW YORK (January 30, 2012) -- Toronto Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski, Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne and Ottawa Senators right wing Daniel Alfredsson and have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending Jan. 29.FIRST STAR -- MIKHAIL GRABOVSKI, C, TORONTO MAPLE LEAFSGrabovski tallied a League...
NEW YORK (January 30, 2012) — Toronto Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski, Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne and Ottawa Senators right wing Daniel Alfredsson and have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending Jan. 29.
FIRST STAR — MIKHAIL GRABOVSKI, C, TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Grabovski tallied a League-leading five points (one goal, four assists) in...
After 12 wins in their last 14 games before the All-Star break, the Nashville Predators could've been forgiven for one clunker following their post-Christmas surge.
Ah, but this game was 60 minutes, too, just like all the others. Even a 4-1 deficit midway through the third period at Minnesota wasn't enough to slow them down.
Mike Fisher scored two of Nashville's three...
Toronto Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski has been named the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday.
Grabovski collected one goal and four assists in two games during the shortened week due to the NHL All-Star Game festivities.
Nashville Predators netminder Pekka Rinne and Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson were also honored by the league.
Rinne, who received the...
Nashville Predators 30-16-4
Minnesota Wild 24-18-7
Francis Bouillon is set to return to the Predators lineup Tuesday night
Going into Tuesday night’s action, the Nashville Predators had a 10-2-0 record for the month of January and will attempt to close out the month 11-2-0. The Predators were 9-1-0 in their previous 10 games going into last week’s All-Star break...
GRABOVSKI, RINNE AND ALFREDSSON NAMED NHL 'THREE STARS' OF THE WEEK
NEW YORK (January 30, 2012) -- Toronto Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski, Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne and Ottawa Senators right wing Daniel Alfredsson and hav...
Barry Trotz likes the improvements his Predators have made this season - and he thinks his young team can get even better.
Nashville came out of the All Star break with the NHL's best record since Dec. 28 at 12-2-0. Fifth in the Western Conference, only the Rangers (31), Boston (31) and Detroit (33) have more wins than the Predators (30), who started the season as the NHL'...
The Nashville Predators lost for the first time in six games on Thursday night when the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Predators by a 4-1 score at Wells Fargo Center.
Ilya Bryzgalov was in net for Philadelphia and made 26 saves on 27 shots on goal. Pekka Rinne, winner of 10 consecutive games, had the night off. Anders Lindback was in goal for Nashville. Lindback made 24 saves on 27...
Though separated by two points, the Nashville Predators and the Philadelphia Flyers have been much different teams of late heading into their matchup Thursday night.
While the Flyers are losing as much as they win and struggling to score unless they have more men on the ice, the Predators seemingly always win and are getting plenty of goals with or without the power play.
Toronto Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski, Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne and Ottawa Senators right winger Daniel Alfredsson have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending January 29.
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