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What’s wrong with Pekka Rinne?

  A look at his season stats wouldn’t necessarily indicate anything was going on with Nashville Predators star goalie Pekka Rinne. After all, a 10-5-3 record with a .910 save percentage and 2.31 goals against average with a pair of shutouts certainly wouldn’t leave anyone asking “what’s wrong?” But it is clear that there is something up with both Rinne and the Predators...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 21: Play a little better against Nashville please

The Rangers are back home to open a tough stretch at the Garden that begins with Nashville. The Preds have one of the best blue lines in the league and Pekka Rinne in net. They have some solid talent up front that controls possession (53.8% CF). This is a playoff team in a tough division. […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Correctable Errors Causing a Skid

The first rut the team has faced thus far in the 2015 season ,and even that may be a stretch when we’re talking about 2 games out of 82 or more that will be played. That’s the reality and classic overreaction in professional sports. Nashville is fine, but we will explore a few areas of concern that can be corrected in a simple film session.   A lot of focus will go to the goose...
Via The Predatorial
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Adversity has Arrived

By @brandon_felder Fans of the Nashville Predators are experiencing something for the 1st time this season. Adversity. Back to back regulation losses have been rare for the Predators, even rarer would be back to back shutout losses. As great as the week may have began vs Anaheim, it went south quickly in the Friday/Saturday set. I’ll look a little more ...
Via Predneck Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators: Winners and Losers (October-November)

The Nashville Predators currently sit tied for 2nd in the Central Division with the Minnesota Wild, and there have been several good and bad things that have come of that. Therefore, I humbly submit my winners and losers (so far) of the 2015-2016 Preds season.   WINNERS: View image | Pekka Rinne- The man between the pipes is proving that last year’s Vezina...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap: Ducks drop to Predators 3-2 in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Quality goaltending and a little luck were just what the Nashville Predators needed. James Neal and Miikka Salomaki gave Nashville the lead, and Pekka Rinne stopped 38 shots to lead the Predators to a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night. "(Rinne) gave us an opportunity to win the game," Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. "He was sharp...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Predators Centre Mike Fisher Knocks Out Tooth Of Ducks Defenseman Kevin Bieksa

Fights are a part of hockey games and have come to be expected. During Tuesday night's Predators-Ducks game there was a pretty good one between Predators centre Mike Fisher and Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa. The two traded a few good blows, but in the end it was Bieksa that came out on the loosing end.He lost a tooth during the fight and by the end of the night lost the game as...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Neal, Rinne help Predators beat Ducks 3-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) James Neal and Miikka Salomaki gave Nashville the lead, and Pekka Rinne stopped 38 shots to lead the Predators to a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night. Shea Weber also scored as Nashville won for the third time in four games. Rickard Rakell and Mike Santorelli had the goals for the Ducks, who have lost four of their last five. Frederik Andersen...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne leads Predators past Ducks

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Via Fox Sports Tennessee
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Santorelli postgame (11/17): We need to play tough for 60 minutes

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Via Fox Sports West
7 days ago  |  Discuss

So Many Goals for the Gold Team

So Many Goals for the Gold Team @brandon_felder  The Nashville Predators began the week not being able to bury a chance despite their numerous attempts. One week later they experienced 2 games in which they scored 7 goals. Here’s a look at the wild week that was for the Preds. Saturday the 7th featured one of the Predators best efforts ...
Via Predneck Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Predators and Jets fill the penalty box in comical fashion

Often times when a team is getting its butt collectively kicked, teams will lash out to try and motivate their teammates. In this case it was the other way around. Mark Scheifele skates through the offensive zone and is more or less mauled by Ryan Ellis. Everyone wants to get in on the fracas including Pekka Rinne, who didn’t have too much action on the evening. After the initial...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators sign fourth-round pick Richard to entry-level deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have signed fourth-round draft pick Anthony Richard to a three-year entry-level contract. The Predators announced Friday they had signed Richard, the 100th overall selection in the 2015 draft. Richard has 16 goals and 18 assists in 22 games with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Val-d'Or Foreurs this season. The 18-year-old...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: winning the central division

The Nashville Predators play in the Western Conference Central Division, the toughest division in hockey. No matter how the teams are split, there is enormous talent and ability strung throughout. Even the worst team in the division is as good as teams in the playoff race in other divisions. There are legitimately six teams in the central division that find themselves as top fifteen...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue.Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on  at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of reported: “Commissioner Bettman has said repeatedly if the League decides to expand, the new team or teams will not...
Via Yardbarker
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild suffer first home loss of season, to Predators

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Cody Hodgson scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period to lift the Nashville Predators over Minnesota 3-2 on Thursday night after Wild star Zach Parise was injured. Mike Fisher and Roman Josi also scored for Nashville, which went 1-2-1 on a nine-day road trip. Marco Scandella and Matt Dumba had goals for the Wild, who lost for the first time in six home...
Via Fox Sports North
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: puck movement

The Nashville Predators are off to a good start early this season with a record of 7-2-2. While the Nashville Predators have lost two straight, taking a look at the statistics, one thing stands as a key for the good start: assists. The Predators have not been shy with passing the puck early this season. Only seven of the twenty-four players on the roster do not have an assist. That...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: analyzing Neal’s early tear

Oct 20, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville Predators left winger James Neal (18) celebrates after a goal during the third period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators won 5-4 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Welcome James Neal to the Nashville Predators party. James Neal has been on an absolute tear this season...
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Admirals assign Joe Pendenza to Cincinnati Cyclones

Joe Pendenza joins Cincinnati Cyclones. (Photo/Scott Paulus)The Milwaukee Admirals, AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Nashville Predators, have announced they have re-assigned forward Joe Pendenza to the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones. Pendenza has skated in two of the three Admirals’ games this season, but has yet to find his way onto the scoresheet. The former UMass Lowell River Hawk...
Via Mill City Sports
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Nashville Predators

Nashville Predators (47-25-10,104 points, second in Central Division) Coach: Peter Laviolette (436-307-25, 14th season, second season with Predators)Key Departures: Cody Franson, Mike SantorelliKey Additions: Cody Hodgson, Steve MosesKey Player: Pekka RinneLast season, Rinne was a huge element in the Predators' success. Rinne posted 41 wins and a .923 save percentage, making him...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Tortorella will be Team USA’s World Cup head coach

In an announcement which will reportedly be made official tonight and which would come as a huge surprise, John Tortorella will be named Team USA’s head coach for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.  John Tortorella will be named head coach of Team USA's entry for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey tonight after MNF. #TSN — Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) September 21, 2015 ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #63 Mike Ribeiro

The reclamation project that helped vault Nashville back into the playoff picture. The 35 year old center was brought on board last summer after being bought out by the Coyotes. What he accomplished on the ice this past season was above anyone’s expectations. Anchoring the first line from the outset, he compiled 62 points and suited up every night.   Ribeiro’s playmaking ability...
Via The Predatorial
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

For Sale: Predators Single-Game Tickets!

Starting Saturday, you’ll be able to procure Predators single-game tickets at Kroger Ticketmaster outlets and at the Bridgestone Arena box office. Note: Seven games will only be available to season ticket holders at this time, see the release below for those STH exclusives. Release from the Predators with single-game ticket info:  Nashville, Tenn. (September 2, 2015) –. On...
Via Section 303
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #59 Roman Josi

The first Norris Trophy winner in Nashville Predators history. Go ahead and save that previous statement for use before Roman Josi’s career is over.. He’s that good of a defenseman and exemplifies the new age blueliner in the NHL.   At just 25, he has cemented his place in the top echelon of defenders after a fifth place showing in this past season’s Vezina trophy voting....
Via The Predatorial
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrei Kostitsyn interested in return to NHL

The last time we saw Andrei Kostitsyn, he was suspended for two games by the Nashville Predators during the 2012 postseason for missing curfew along with teammate Alexander Radulov. Shortly after the Predators were eliminated, both Kostitsyn and Radulov left the NHL and returned to Russia. Now, Kostitsyn is ready to return to the NHL and he’s not picky about where he plays...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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