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Matt Cullen Breathing New Life Into Predators’ Second Line

Matt Cullen #7 of the Nashville Predators is pursued by Ryan Strome #18 of the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 19, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Mandatory Credit: Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images) When Peter Laviolette took over as head coach of the Nashville Predators during the summer of 2014, one of his first great revelations was seeing Matt...
Via The Sports Journal
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Play: Detroit finishes comeback, hands Preds second straight loss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For the first time this season, the Nashville Predators (41-15-7) dropped two straight games in regulation. The Detroit Red Wings (35-15-11) grabbed a two goal lead before scoring two unanswered in the third period to come out on top by a score of 4-3. It was only the sixth loss for the Predators on home ice; their fifth in regulation. SLAP SHOTS Opponents finding...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds Score Late To Take Valentines Victory

By Josh @Top6Grinder The Nashville Predators faced off against the New Jersey Devils in front of an over sellout crowd at Bridgestone arena. Typing of red, the Preds came out red hot in the first period out shooting the Devils 20-3 and leading 1-0 on a goal from Matt Cullen. The Devils continued to hang around as the Preds had ...
Via Predneck Nation
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Cullen lifts Predators over slumping Stars with third-period tally

  Matt Cullen scored the go-ahead goal at 13:47 of the third period and the Nashville Predators beat the slumping Dallas Stars 3-2 on Thursday night. Dallas had rallied from a 2-0 deficit on goals by Trevor Daley and Patrick Eaves. But the Stars have lost their last six games (0-4-2), and are 1-2-4 at home. Craig Smith and Filip Forsberg scored power-play goals in the second period...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators 4- Edmonton Oilers 1

Optimistic Thoughts: How about the new 2nd line? Matt Cullen was slotted into the line tonight with his season debut and brought instant success. The 2nd line had been criticized the past few games for being relatively quiet but turned that around by being the best line on the ice all night long.With 4 points total among them in tonight’s game alone, Roy, Smith, and Cullen could...
Via The Predatorial
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators place Rich Clune on waivers, activate Matt Cullen

  The Nashville Predators have placed forward Rich Clune on waivers and assigned forward Viktor Stalberg to Milwaukee on a conditioning assignment. The Predators announced the moves Tuesday. Clune had played only one of the first eight games. General manager David Poile says they hope Clune clears waivers so they can assign him to Milwaukee in the American Hockey League and recall...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators Injury Update: Matt Cullen activated off injured reserve

The Nashville Predators announced today that they have activated journeyman center Matt Cullen off of injured reserve. As reported by, the move clears the way for Cullen to join the team on its upcoming six game road trip that has the team away from home until November 8th. #481678451 / Cullen has been out-of-action since enduring an upper-body injury...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators put forwards Cullen, Stalberg on injured reserve

  The Nashville Predators have placed forwards Matt Cullen and Viktor Stalberg on injured reserve to start the regular season, while forward Mike Fisher has been designated a non-roster player after rupturing his right Achilles tendon during the offseason. The Predators announced the moves Tuesday. They open the season hosting Ottawa on Thursday night. Stalberg suffered an upper...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-2015 Player Preview: Matt Cullen

Position: Center (Left-handed) Age at the start of the season: 37 (Birthday: November 2nd, 1976) 2013-2014 Statistics: 77 games played – 10 goals, 29 assists, +4, 32 PIM 2013-2014 Possession Statistic Highlights: Of those who played 21+ games with Nashville last season, Matt Cullen was one of Nashville’s top possession centers. While most of Nashville’s centers saw...
Via The Predatorial
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Nashville have received a penalty shot at the end of the Anaheim game?

The closing seconds of the Nashville Predators 4-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night provided a slight dose of controversy after a seeming icing call against Anaheim was waved off. Matt Cullen took the final faceoff of the game with 11 seconds remaining when the puck seemed to come off of an Anaheim stick, cross from the Anaheim defensive zone and into the Predators defensive...
Via The Predatorial
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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