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MATTIAS EKHOLM RUMORS

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #14 Mattias Ekholm

He’s not the first name that comes up when describing the Nashville defense core, but Ekholm has taken strides to be a top player at his position. A consistent presence on the left side of the second defensive pair this past year allowed him to perform at a new level. The 25 year old Swede has put all the physical attributes together to round a complete game on both sides of the...
Via The Predatorial
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephan Daschner’s brutal hit leaves Mattias Ekholm bloodied

Here’s an ugly hit from the 2015 World Hockey Championships. Stephan Daschner stepped up and leveled Mattias Ekholm as Ekholm tried to enter the offensive zone. The crunching check completely caught Ekholm by surprise as it wasn’t anywhere close to the puck. Daschner earned a deserved two-minute interference penalty and a game misconduct. The hit left Ekholm bloodied and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild force OT before falling to Predators

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Mattias Ekholm scored his first goal of the season 1:45 into overtime, lifting Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators to a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Rinne made 22 saves for his NHL-leading 21st win. Ekholm circled from behind the net and flipped a pretty wrist shot past Niklas Backstrom. The nice move silenced the crowd, which...
Via Fox Sports North
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne, Matthias Ekholm To Play In World Championships by   Steven Ellis

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne and defenseman Mattias Ekholm have been named to Finland and Sweden respectively for the 2014 World Championship in Belarus in May. Rinne’s decision to go was an interesting one. There was no question that he had the skill to play in a tournament that will likely see every team missing a big majority of their star players, but with [...]
Via The Hockey House
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ekholm nets first career NHL goal in Predators win

The Nashville Predators defeated the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena in a game that saw defenseman Mattias Ekholm score his first career NHL goal. With Nashville leading 1-0 in the second period, Ekholm directed the puck over the glass from Nashville’s defensive zone, resulting in a delay of game penalty and a San Jose power play. At 6:49, San Jose’s...
Via The Predatorial
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators beat Sharks to snap skid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nashville Predators have been playing better recently, yet have only a couple of hard-fought points to show for their work. The effort paid off once they got back home. Mattias Ekholm's first NHL goal proved to be the game winner as the Predators beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Tuesday night for their first victory in four games. David Legwand had a goal and...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ekholm's first career goal help Preds snap skid, beat Sharks

Mattias Ekholm's first NHL goal proved to be the game winner as the Nashville Predators beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Tuesday night for their first victory in four games. David Legwand also had a goal and an assist, and Shea Weber added two assists for the Predators, who have earned points in five of six games. Joe Pavelski and Patrick Marleau scored for San Jose, which has lost...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Trotz/Jones on Muzzin hit, Ekholm returns, and more reactions…

The Predators earned a 3-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings Saturday night in exciting fashion. Here’s some of our observations… — Midway through the second, Nashville experienced a bit of a scare as Jones was the recipient of a high hit by Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin. Although Jones shook off the hit and collected another assist before the night ended, both he and Trotz...
Via The Predatorial
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

SLIDESHOW: 2nd Annual Preds and Pins event a huge hit

The Nashville Predators held their second annual Preds and Pins event at Hillwood Strike & Spare on Monday night. Defensemen Ryan Ellis, Seth Jones and Mattias Ekholm were there, forward Filip Forsberg and goaltender Pekka Rinne were in attendance and even a handful of celebrities partook in the festivities. Enjoy the slideshow. Click to view slideshow. All photos courtesy of...
Via Section 303
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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