Cody Franson #44 celebrates a goal with Craig Smith #15 of the Nashville Predators against the Minnesota Wild during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on February 26, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Mandatory Credit: John Russell/Getty Images)
Everyone who knows anything about hockey knows how important the power play is. Or do they?
The Nashville Predators have been the best team...
Nashville, TN -- In their first game back off the All-Star break, the Nashville Predators (31-10-5) saw two separate leads evaporate against the Colorado Avalanche (20-18-11) before Craig Smith's breakaway goal in overtime gave Nashville a 4-3 overtime victory.
Inability to convert early chances meant Nashville had to dig out of a hole, again
The Predators did enough out...
Craig Smith scored on a breakaway at 2:46 of overtime and the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Roman Josi also scored for the Predators, who pushed the NHL's best home record to 19-2-1. Mike Ribeiro had three assists and Shea Weber two as Nashville improved to 9-1-3 in its last 13 games.
Carter Hutton made 21 saves in earning his second straight...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Craig Smith scored twice and Colin Wilson had a goal and two assists to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.
Nashville lost goaltender Pekka Rinne, who leads the NHL with 28 wins, to a lower-body injury in the third period. He had stopped 20 of 21 shots before being replaced by Carter Hutton.
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January 13, 2015
The Buffalo Sabres have the NHL’s worst record. The Nashville Predators are in desperation mode.
These are always the scariest games for the team who “should win.”
Nashville held serve, however, and got the 4-1 victory in front of 18,659 at First Niagara Center. The win got the Preds back to .500 on the season.
Carter Hutton got the call between the pipes on this night and...
NASHVILLE -- On a wall in the media room in the bowels of Bridgestone Arena hangs a photo of Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith from his rookie year. Helmetless in the 1970s style, Smith sports a devilish smile, his hair flaring outwards, as he stick-handles around a cone. In the background, the Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara wears his ever-dour expression and an official, bent...
Immediately following an amazing Winter Classic, Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile and Team USA announced their roster for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
There was some hope (especially early on in the process) that Predators defenseman Seth Jones would find a spot on the team. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.
Even as a seventh or eighth defensemen...
Center Craig Smith (two goals vs. Tampa Bay) and the Predators are mired in sixth place of the Western Conference's Central Division.
Nashville Predators forwards Eric Nystrom and Craig Smith relive their college experiences and talk about what they plan to do when hockey is over...