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When the Nashville Predators were granted the fourth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, they never imagined they’d get the top player on their board. That top player was defenseman Seth Jones. Low and behold, the Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning all opted for forwards and there was Jones, sitting there for the taking when the Predators took the stage.
A mere 105 days later, Jones scored his first career NHL goal.
“It’s a monkey off my back,” Jones said. “I’m glad that it came this quick. I think last year, at Portland, it took me eight games and that felt like forever. So I’m glad it came a little quicker this year.”
The Predators would go onto beat the New York Islanders, 3-2.
Evgeni Nabokov, a goalie who’s won 337 NHL games (18th most all-time, 3rd most among active players), posted 69 shutouts (19th all-time, 3rd active), won the Calder Trophy, was a Vezina Trophy finalist and is a two-time All-Star, gave up Jones’ first career goal.
Jones hadn’t eve...
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Seth Jones scored his first NHL goal and the Nashville Predators edged the New York Islanders 3-2 on Saturday night.
Nashville has won two of three. The Islanders were beaten for the third time in four games -- including twice in two days.
Patric Hornqvist and Ryan Ellis had the other Nashville goals. Frans Nielsen and John Tavares scored for New York.
Rookie Seth Jones scored his first NHL goal and made a difference in the Predators' 3-2 win over the Islanders...
When Seth Jones slipped past the first three picks in this year's NHL draft, the Nashville Predators rushed to the podium to grab him at No. 4.
They earned their first reward on Saturday night.
Jones scored his first NHL goal, and the Predators edged the New York Islanders 3-2.
Nashville has won two of three. The Islanders were beaten for the third time in four games - including...
The Nashville Predators and New York Islanders were knotted up in a scoreless tie at the beginning of the second period on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena when New York’s Casey Cizikas went to the penalty box for boarding Eric Nystrom.
At 1:03, David Legwand found rookie Seth Jones at the top of the left faceoff circle and the rest is history.
“The seam was there and I was...
Bouncing back after a devastating 4-0 loss Thursday night to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Nashville Predators defeated the New York Islanders by a score of 3-2 -- the "Predator type of win" according to general manager David Poile.
Yet again, Nashville's puck possession was dominant, holding the Islanders to 9:52 in before they fired their first shot on net. However...
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
- Didn’t understand why Steve Yzerman passed on Seth Jones last June. Understand it less now. Jones is playing 23 minutes a game in Nashville on defence — and doesn’t Tampa Bay need defencemen? — and Yzerman’s pick, Jonathan Drouin is playing those minutes for Halifax of the Quebec junior league.
- When the reportorial silliness...
Barry Trotz Postgame Press Conference
Tonight’s Three Stars (voted by the Nashville media):
1) Seth Jones
2) Ryan Ellis
3) Patric Hornqvist
Tonight’s Three Stars (how The Predatorial voted):
1) Ryan Ellis
2) Seth Jones
3) Kyle Okposo
1) Ryan Ellis
2) Seth Jones
3) Patric Hornqvist
The post Nashville Predators 3 –...
NASHVILLE After playing nine seasons with the Nashville Predators, Kevin Klein is someone who holds a pretty good perspective on his fellow defensemen.
He was drafted by the organization the same year as Shea Weber and Ryan Suter, both of whom earned All-Star status in Suters final season with the organization in 2011-12. Generally, around the NHL, the consensus was that Weber...
Puck possession, quality shots, strong goaltending, it’s all there for the Nashville Predators. Yet, after a 4-0 blanking against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night, the Predators had to find a way to get the puck into the net.
One of the NHL’s lowest-scoring teams in the early part of the season, the players and coaching staff can point the finger at any number of things...
The Nashville Predators are trying to solve their scoring issues, and they may have to do it without their top scorer.
With Mike Fisher potentially out, the Predators will try to end their scoring drought and continue their dominance of the New York Islanders on Saturday night.
Nashville (1-3-0) has been shut out in five straight periods after scoring three times in the opening...
The Nashville Predators edged the New York Islanders 3-2 on Saturday night. With only one win in four games going into the contest, Nashville took advantage of an Islanders team(More here)…
The goals came back and so did the Predators.
Nashville rallied from a one-goal deficit as Ryan Ellis scored early in the third period for a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday nigh tin front of 17113 at Bridgestone Arena.
Ellis beat Evgeni Nabokov low to the pad side on a slap shot for his first goal of the season giving Nashville a 3-2 lead early in the third period...