Found May 28, 2012 on Section 303:
This is a multi-part series where we countdown our Top 15 moments of the Nashville Predators’ 2011-12 season. — #15 :: MARTIN ERAT’S “LEGWAND HAT TRICK” Back on February 25, Martin Erat scored a goal and added an assist in Nashville’s 6-2 rout over the San Jose Sharks. But he did something else. The night before, Martin and his wife welcomed their first son, Sebastian, into the world. The uber-rare goal, assist, baby achievement hasn’t happened since David Legwand accomplished the feat back on November 21, 2009, thereby coining the term “Legwand hat trick.” “It’s a great feeling,” Erat said following the game. “To have a kid and then get two points, it’s a very exciting time for me.” “He’s really excited,” Head Coach Barry Trotz said. “I’m happy for him and his wife. He was playing on adrenaline, I’m sure. He didn’t get a lot of sleep yesterday.” Erat would go on to lead his team in scoring with 58 points. Here’s his pretty assist on Shea Weber‘s tally. .

Rinne in finals for cover of EA Sports NHL13

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne has a 5050 chance to land on the cover of EA Sports NHL13 video game. On Tuesday, the company announced on its Twitter page that Rinne had bested the New York Islanders' John Tavares in the semifinals of an NCAA tournament-style bracket challenge based on fan voting -- NHL13 Cover Vote -- and will face off against Philadelphia's Claude...

Nashville’s goaltending situation just got interesting: is Hellberg North America bound?

Is 2011 second round pick Magnus Hellberg headed to North America next season? If so, things just got real interesting. Milwaukee Admirals play-by-play man Aaron Sims caught onto a Swedish article that backs up what Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile told us a couple weeks ago. “We’ve talked but I don’t know if that’s going to happen or not,” Poile told us...

YOU DID IT! Pekka Rinne is in the final for EA Sports’ NHL 13 cover!

Per Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski, Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne will go head-to-head with Philadelphia Flyers sniper Claude Giroux in the battle for the NHL 13 video game cover! You can vote as many times as you want from RIGHT NOW until June 4. So make it part of your daily routine and let’s get Rinne on the cover. CLICK HERE TO VOTE! “I’ve always been a big...

UFA of the Day: Ryan Suter

With just over one month until the start of NHL free agency, I figured this would be a good time to start profiling some of the best free agents that the Canucks may have their eye on. Today, lets take a look at Ryan Suter. Over the last couple of seasons, Canucks nation has been scheming of ways to get their hands on Shea Weber. Maybe the Predators won’t be able to afford him...

Pekka Rinne vs Claude Giroux in NHL 13 Final voting

Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators will face Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers in the final vote to who gets to don the cover of EA Sports NHL 13.Rinne got past John Tavares in the semifinal while Giroux bested Evgeni Malkin on the other side of the bracket.Voting runs until June 4 and the winner will be announced at the NHL Awards show at the Wynn Encore Theater on June...

Predators NOW!: 2011-12 Season Recap Show

Listen to the Predators NOW! podcast Sunday (tonight) at 7 PM CT/8 PM ET. We will go over the 2011-12 season, which includes the Regular Season, playoffs and off-season. Also, there will be a bloggers' round table to add some flavor to the conversation.Guests (As Planned)7:00 PM - Kristopher Martel The Predatorial, Justin Bradford Monday Night Forehand, AJ Predators AJenda and...

Predators will get their chance to attempt to retain Ryan Suter’s services

According to the Tennessean’s Joshua Cooper, Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter’s agent will at least entertain contract offers from Predators GM David Poile this week: Predators General Manager David Poile has said in the past that he would like an indication from Ryan Suter on his unrestricted free agent intentions by early June. It appears he may get one soon. According...

Rinne advances to Cover Vote Finals against Giroux

Pekka Rinne has advanced to the finals in the NHL 13 Cover Vote. Rinne has surpassed Jon Tavares (in the semi-finals), Henrik Lundqvist (Round 2) and Patrick Sharp (Round 1). So, the Nashville Predators' fans have lifted Rinne past these tough fan bases.Now, Rinne and Smashville takes on Claude Giroux and Philadelphia. That is going to be a tough task, so vote 10 times a day...

BREAKING NEWS: Rinne on to the Finals…of the NHL 2013 Cover Vote

After outlasting the competition in three straight rounds, Pekka Rinne will now have the opportunity to become the very first Nashville Predators player ever to be on the cover of an EA Sports’ “NHL” game. Now on to the finals between himself and Claude Giroux from the Philadelphia Flyers, Rinne has had to garner enough votes to get past John Tavares (semi-finals), Henrik Lundqvist...

All Hal Gill

from Dave Stubbs of Hockey Inside/Out, The prevailing sentiment is that the Canadiens have turned an important corner in their rebuilding with the hiring of Marc Bergevin as general manager to replace Pierre Gauthier. The Gauthier era was confounding, to say the least. What was your take on it? (Almost 15 minutes of Gill’s reply was off the record. What follows was on the record...

Obvious: if the Red Wings have the luxury of ‘choosing’ between Suter and Parise, they’ll pick Suter

This talk is somewhat dangerous to begin with—assuming that any team will have the opportunity to pick and choose whether to sign one or both of the two marquee free agents that every other team’s fan base believes will sign with them because every team’s beat writers are convinced that, say, Zach Parise would make the perfect Anaheim Duck… But Fox Sports Detroit’s Art...
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