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Nashville opts for experience as teams set rosters for Thursday night

Swinging to Nashville for the second straight game between the Predators and Lightning, both teams have finalized their roster going into Thursday night’s exhibition contest. The Predators have decided to go with a veteran-heavy lineup: FORWARDS Forsberg, Jokinen, Clune, Neal, Jarnkrok, Nystrom, Gaustad, Beck, Watson, Fiala, Bourque, Ribeiro DEFENSEMEN Weber, Ekholm, Volchenkov...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Thoughts: Mazanec reassigned to Milwaukee

Below is the press release from the Nashville Predators and afterwards are my thoughts on the reassignment. Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned goaltender Marek Mazanec to Milwaukee (AHL). Mazanec, 22 (7/18/91), has posted an 8-10-4 record, a .902 save percentage...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds send Marek Mazanec down to Milwaukee

As expected the Nashville Predators have reassigned rookie goaltender Marek Mazanec to their AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. The acquisition of Devan Dubnyk from the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday gave the Preds a starting netminder, something they haven’t had with any consistency since Pekka Rinne was shelved with an infection in his surgically repaired hip back in October...
Via Section 303
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mazanec, Predators blank Blue Jackets 4-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rookie goalie Marek Mazanec made 19 saves for his second shutout, and Matt Cullen and Nick Spaling each had a goal and an assist as the streaking Nashville Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-0 on Wednesday night. Mike Fisher and David Legwand also scored for Nashville, which has found its groove on the heels of a four-game losing streak. Mazanec, filling...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Mazanec earns fourth win in 29 save performance over Coyotes

Marek Mazanec is getting a crash course in North American hockey at an advanced level. On Thursday night, the Predators netminder earned his fourth win since being called up on November 5, as Nashville downed the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 at Bridgestone Arena. “I still have to get used to it, but I do feel a little more comfortable than a couple of weeks ago,” Mazanec said. In the...
Via The Predatorial
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Strong performance by Mazanec could give Nashville a glimmer of hope in net

Mired in the midst of a season-long four game losing streak and allowing 17 goals in the same span, Nashville had to either find a way to plug the deluge of scoring or find another option in net. Against the Chicago Blackhawks, tops in the Central Division and one of the better teams in the National Hockey League, the Predators decided to give Marek Mazanec his second straight start...
Via The Predatorial
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Rookie netminder Marek Mazanec to make first NHL start tonight

According to Josh Cooper of The Tennessean, rookie goaltender Marek Mazanec will make his first NHL start tonight. The Nashville Predators chose Mazanec with their last pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. He won a Czech Extraliga Championship last season with HC Plzen and has 5-0-0 for the Milwaukee Admirals which means he hasn’t lost a game since April 19. When two-time Vezina Trophy...
Via Section 303
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Preds sign 2012 sixth rounder to a entry-level deal

More offseason moves were made Friday, as Marek Mazanec was signed to a two-year entry-level contract. Mazanec was drafted in the sixth round (179th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Mazanec led HC Plzen to their first Czech Extraliga championship this season with a .932 save percentage and 2.13 Goal Against Average in the postseason. Next season, the 21 year old will...
Via Fang Faction
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Press Release: Mazanec signed

Today, the Predators signed goalie Marek Mazanec to a two-year entry level contract...
Via Smashville 24/7
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Preds sign 2012 sixth round pick Marek Mazanec…

In a move that could pave the way for Magnus Hellberg to move to the big club, the Nashville Predators have signed 2012 sixth round pick Marek Mazanec to a two-year entry level deal. Mazanec backstopped HC Plzeň to the Czech Extraliga Championship this past season. Hellberg has grown leaps and bounds this season with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals. So much so that the brass may...
Via Section 303
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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