Found November 14, 2011 on Section 303:
Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne and defensemen Shea Weber and Ryan Suter are all on the 2012 NHL All-Star Game fan ballot at And today the voting opened! You have to create an account but, once you do, you can VOTE HERE up to 30 times. Then, once you’ve hit the online limit from your PC, you can vote from your cell phone at Last season, Weber was the lone Nashville representative at the annual event. This season, it’s up to you to place 30 votes for Suter and Rinne as well. This season’s All-Star Game will take place on January 29, 2012 in Ottawa. There are no Predators forwards on the fan ballot but the write-in’s are easier than ever this season. Next to “Forwards,” if you click on “SHOW” and scroll all the way down, a “write-in vote” bar will appear. If you type in “Craig Smith,” will add him to the field of players already on the ballot. The best part? Smith will stay on your ballot each time you sign in to vote! So get to voting,

Rinne ready for first game against Washington

In his career, Pekka Rinne has played against 28 teams in the regular season. The one team he hasn’t faced? Washington. That will change tonight when the Predators host the Washington Capitals.Rinne has faced the Capitals in the preseason before, but has never gotten in against Washington. He was injured last year when the Caps into town, and before that, Dan Ellis got the...

Habs spoil Nashville’s 1000th game with OT winner…

Game #1 in Nashville Predators history was a low scoring affair against an Eastern Conference opponent. Game #1,000? No different. The Montreal Canadiens, in front of Hockey Night in Canada cameras, spoiled the Preds’ 1,000th game with a 2-1 overtime victory. Nashville got a shorthanded goal from captain Shea Weber, as well as 23 saves from Pekka Rinne, but it wasn’t enough on...

Will Nashville Sign Their Stars?

Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal answers a few emails, Do you think Nashville Predators general manager David Poile has the money to sign both Shea Weber and Ryan Suter? If not, when does he trade one or the other? What’s up with Alexander Radulov? A: The Preds are a salary-cap floor team. They’ve positioned themselves well to keep their No. 1 defence pairing, with Suter...

Morning Skate: November 16

The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Predators 3, Capitals 1Smashville 24/7 3 stars of the night:1. Pekka Rinne, NSH (39 saves)2. Shea Weber, NSH (1 goal, 1 assist)3. Martin Erat, NSH (1 goal, 1 assist)Recaps around the blogosphere:Preds On The GlassInside SmashvilleSection 303Predators AJendaHockey Night in NashvilleOn The ForecheckPlay of the game:

Late surge lifts Predators over Caps

In a matchup of two of the best goaltenders in Nashville Predators history, Pekka Rinne got the better of Tomas Vokoun on Tuesday night. Colin Wilson scored with 24.3 seconds remaining in the third period and Rinne made 39 saves to give the Predators a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals. In the final minute, Martin Erat carried the puck below the goal line, pulling Washington...

Predators Celebrate their Thousandth Game with a Point

The Nashville Predators returned to Bridgestone Arena on Saturday night for the much-heralded 1000th game in franchise history celebration. At the end of the evening, the Preds left with a single point after Max Pacioretty put a wrister past Pekka Rinne, just under the crossbar in overtime to give Montreal the 2-1 victory.The sold out crowd of 17,113 was excited right from the...

Tuesday’s Three Stars: Rinne shuts down Caps; Butler does in Flames

No. 1 Star: Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators A goaltending duel came down to the final five minutes as the Predators and Washington Capitals exchanged four goals. Nashville came out on top 3-1 thanks in part to Rinne's 39 saves for his sixth win in eight starts. Martin Erat tied the game 28 seconds after Troy Brouwer gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead. Just under four minutes later...

Predators' Trotz coaches in 1,000th game

Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz of the Nashville Predators coached his 1,000th game Saturday night in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Montreal Predators. Trotz joined current Buffalo Sabres head man Lindy Ruff as well as Al Arbour and Billy Reay as the only coaches to reach 1,000 games with one team. His milestone night was spoiled when Montreal's Max Pacioretty beat Pekka...

Rinne's 39 stops, 3-goal 3rd lift Preds past Caps

Colin Wilson scored with 24.3 seconds remaining in the third period and Pekka Rinne made 39 saves to give the Nashville Predators a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.

Predators' Resiliency Comes Through in 3-1 Win over Caps

The Nashville Predators overcame several demons on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena in a thrilling 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals, a team that they had not beaten since December 5, 2005.For 55 minutes and 14 seconds, the game was a back and forth affair with both teams skating hard but not being able to put the puck in the net.The Capitals drew first blood on a goal by...

The Morning After: Montreal 2, Predators 1 (OT)

With all the celebration of the Predators' 1000th game going on it would be easy to blame the Predators' slow start on the distraction of the festivities but neither Barry Trotz or any of the players were willing to go that route.The fact that Montreal played about as well as anyone could against the Predators probably had more to do with the loss than anything. It was surprising...

Failed 5-on-3 advantage a ‘turning point’ in loss to Montreal

In a 2-1 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, the Nashville Predators’ power play didn’t come through in a key two-man advantage midway through the second period.At 5:32 of the second, Montreal’s Raphael Diaz was called for interference. 1:13 later, Jaroslav Spacek was whistled for holding. At that point, with the scored knotted at one, Predators coach Barry...

Predators upend Capitals 3-1

Colin Wilson scored with 24.3 seconds remaining in the third period and Pekka Rinne made 39 saves to give the Nashville Predators a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.

Predators upend Capitals 3-1

Colin Wilson scored with 24.3 seconds remaining in the third period and Pekka Rinne made 39 saves to give the Nashville Predators a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.

I like Nashville

They're sort of like the anti-Caps - consistent - hardworking - overachieving - battlers.  They leave it all out there on the ice every time I watch them play.  I watched many of their games during last season's playoffs and enjoyed seeing them overcome the Anaheim Ducks and push the Stanley Cup Champion finalist Vancouver Canucks to six games in round two.  All but one...
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