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The Nashville Predators beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 at Bridgestone Arena on Monday night, ending their four-game homestand with a 3-0-1 record and are now 10-0-2 in their last 12 home games.
David Legwand says a successful homestand was essential for the Predators with home games now at a premium for the remainder of the season. “That’s a big thing with our home games starting to run out here. We’ve got to be winning and we’ve been doing that at home. That’s a positive thing for us winning at home,” he said.
The first star of the game, Legwand set up both of Nashville’s goals. It was the 100th multi-point game of Legwand’s career. Legwand is behind only Martin Erat’s 102 multi-point games for the franchise record.
After the game, Predators head coach Barry Trotz remembered Legwand’s growth through the years, both as a player and as an individual.
“He was our first pick. When we had a lot weaker teams, Legwand was a young guy who wasn’t protected. He always had to stand on his own,
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Nashville Predators General Manager, David Poile, is pleased with the moves his hockey club made before Monday’s 2 pm CT trade deadline.
“The trade deadline is over, and I am one happy general manager. What we have done in the last 10 days is really take a good club into a team that has a chance to be a top team in the National Hockey League,” Poile said.
The Predators acquired...
In this four-game home-stand, Nashville's longest remaining of the season, the Predators needed at absolute worst, four of eight points. They've already picked up five of a possible six, and could have easily gotten all six. Their 6-2 win over San Jose means Nashville will have a positive home-stand.
This stretch of games is highly important for the Predators. Next month...
While the Predators acquired Paul Gaustad on Monday for faceoff help, he was a scratch in his first game with the team due to a lingering injury.
For the first time, there is solid data for the faceoffs when the team is tied, leading and trailing. Interestingly, the team improved slightly when they went behind.
Taking a game-high 25 faceoffs in the game, Mike Fisher struggled in...
One of the last trades to be announced Monday afternoon involved the Nashville Predators and Buffalo Sabres. The Predators picked up Paul Gaustad and a fourth round draft pick from the Sabres in exchange for Nashville’s 2012 first round pick.
“I’m looking forward to coming to Nashville and being a part of this team. It is an exciting time for me,” Gaustad said about the...
The Nashville Predators didn't need their best effort to earn another home win.
Pekka Rinne made 30 saves in leading the Predators to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. Roman Josi and Patric Hornqvist scored for Nashville, which has won four of its last five.
David Legwand had two assists in the game.
''That's a big thing with our home games...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Pekka Rinne made 30 saves in leading the Nashville Predators to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.
Roman Josi and Patric Hornqvist scored for Nashville, which has won four of its last five.
Dustin Brown had the lone goal for Los Angeles. The sliding Kings have lost five of six. They had defeated Nashville in their last three trips...
It’s official: the Nashville Predators have acquired Andrei Kostitsyn from the Montreal Canadiens.
The Preds send a second round pick in 2013 plus the conditional pick they got in the Hal Gill trade back the other way. So, in essence, the Montreal and Nashville trade now becomes Gill and Andrei Kostitsyn for minor leaguers Blake Geoffrion, Robert Slaney and second round picks...
On Monday, in the minds of many pundits, the Nashville Predators went from being a good hockey team to one of the Stanley Cup favorites. They also found time to take a 2-1 workmanlike win from the visiting Los Angeles Kings at Bridgestone Arena.The Preds were the darlings of the NHL hockey media after picking up Andrei Kostitsyn and Paul Gaustad on trade deadline day without losing...
The Nashville Predators capped off their big day of acquisitions by taking a victory from the Los Angeles Kings Monday night 2-1 in Nashville.
The Predators did not play their best game of the season, but found a way to claw out a victory anyway, which is a great sign for Nashville. With a bolstered lineup from the deadline deals today, it is impressive to see Nashville find a...
Nashville Predators (37-19-7) at Carolina Hurricanes (23-26-13)TV: FS-Carolinas, FS-TennesseeRBC Center 7 p.m.The Hurricanes did not make any trades on deadline day but they did make a few small moves within the organization and the one that caught everyone's eye was the decision to re-call Zach Boychuk from Charlotte. Many thought that this should have been the year for Boychuk...
Nashville, Tenn. (February 27, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Ryan Ellis from Milwaukee (AHL).
Ellis, 21 (1/3/91), has appeared ...
Over the course of the franchise's existence, the Nashville Predators have probably garnered more headlines for the club's financial woes than anything else.