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3rd and 4th lines power Wild to 4-2 win in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 08: Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild skates against Craig Smith #15 of the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on October 8, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) Well considering that things didn’t go quite accordingly to plan on Tuesday night against Edmonton, tonight needs to be a re-set game. Tonight is the...
Via State of Hockey News
39 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Predators down Avs to win NHL-best 35th game

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  -- Calle Jarnkrok, Craig Smith, Roman Josi and Filip Forsberg scored to help the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game homestand. Pekka Rinne made 18 saves in his NHL-best 35th win, and the Predators padded their lead atop the NHL standings with 89 points. Nashville also clinched the season series with its...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators down Avs to win NHL-best 35th game

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  -- Calle Jarnkrok, Craig Smith, Roman Josi and Filip Forsberg scored to help the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game homestand. Pekka Rinne made 18 saves in his NHL-best 35th win, and the Predators padded their lead atop the NHL standings with 89 points. Nashville also clinched the season series with its...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators get past Avalanche, win another home game

  Calle Jarnkrok, Craig Smith, Roman Josi and Filip Forsberg scored to help the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game homestand. Pekka Rinne made 18 saves in his NHL-best 35th win, and the Predators padded their lead atop the NHL standings with 89 points. Nashville also clinched the season series with its Central Division...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators beat Avalanche 5-2, pad NHL's best home record

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Calle Jarnkrok, Craig Smith, Roman Josi and Filip Forsberg scored to help the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game homestand. Pekka Rinne made 18 saves in his NHL-best 35th win, and the Predators padded their lead atop the NHL standings with 89 points. Nashville also clinched the season series with...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mixed Results and Feelings

A week that started with so much promise only took a few periods of poor hockey to turn into one of the worst weeks of the season. Now when you are talking about still garnering 5 of 8 points that clearly shows how far the Nashville Predators have come. Truthfully it was more about the type of play in those two losses. Like I said though the week started so well. The San Jose Sharks...
Via The Predatorial
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers send Predators on rare losing streak

PHILADELPHIA -- Something about playing the league's top team helped Wayne Simmonds and the Flyers to focus. Simmonds had a goal in regulation and the shootout to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Ryan White also scored in regulation for Philadelphia, which improved to 3-7 in shootouts this season. "Unfortunately, we...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers send Predators on rare losing streak

PHILADELPHIA -- Something about playing the league's top team helped Wayne Simmonds and the Flyers to focus. Simmonds had a goal in regulation and the shootout to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Ryan White also scored in regulation for Philadelphia, which improved to 3-7 in shootouts this season. "Unfortunately, we...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Simmonds leads Flyers to shootout win over Predators

PHILADELPHIA -- Wayne Simmonds had a goal in regulation and the shootout to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Ryan White also scored in regulation for Philadelphia, which improved to 3-7 in shootouts this season. Colin Wilson and Craig Smith scored in regulation for league-leading Nashville, which lost consecutive games...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Simmons scores in shootout, Flyers top Predators 3-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Wayne Simmonds had a goal in regulation and the shootout to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Ryan White also scored in regulation for Philadelphia, which improved to 3-7 in shootouts this season. Colin Wilson and Craig Smith scored in regulation for league-leading Nashville, which lost consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Martel Mailbag: Are Predators relying too much on young talent?

Welcome back for another edition of the Martel Mailbag here at FOX Sports Tennessee. This bi-weekly segment answers your questions, sent via email and Twitter, pertaining to the buzz surrounding the Nashville Predators. If you want to submit your question, please feel free to contact me with your thoughts and maybe you'll see your question posted in the near future. Let's get started...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rinne helps Predators beat Sharks for season-high 6th straight win

  Pekka Rinne made a season-high 42 saves, and the Nashville Predators extended their winning streak to a season-high six straight games by beating the San Jose Sharks 5-1 Tuesday night. The Predators scored five unanswered goals for the win. Craig Smith scored twice, and Shea Weber scored and had an assist. Paul Gaustad and James Neal each had a goal, Mike Ribeiro had two assists...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators down Devils to win fifth straight

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  -- Colin Wilson scored the tiebreaking goal on a tic-tac-toe play with 3:27 left, leading Nashville to a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night for the Predators' fifth straight win. Craig Smith added an insurance goal when he swatted a shot between Cory Schneider's legs with 2:21 left. Matt Cullen gave Nashville a 1-0 lead in the first period...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilson scores tiebreaker late in third to lift Predators past Devils

  Colin Wilson scored the tiebreaking goal on a tic-tac-toe play with 3:27 left, leading Nashville to a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night for the Predators' fifth straight win. Craig Smith added an insurance goal when he swatted a shot between Cory Schneider's legs with 2:21 left. Matt Cullen gave Nashville a 1-0 lead in the first period before Steve Bernier...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators down Devils to win fifth straight

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  -- Colin Wilson scored the tiebreaking goal on a tic-tac-toe play with 3:27 left, leading Nashville to a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night for the Predators' fifth straight win. Craig Smith added an insurance goal when he swatted a shot between Cory Schneider's legs with 2:21 left. Matt Cullen gave Nashville a 1-0 lead in the first period...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators win in overtime despite Avs’ rally

The Colorado Avalanche rallied to tie the score and force overtime with Semyon Varlamov pulled late in the third period, but the Nashville Predators still secured the victory when Craig Smith got behind the Avalanche defense and scored the decisive goal with 2:14 left in the overtime period. Remarkably, it was the third time in the last four games that the Avalanche (20-18-11) have...
Via Mile High Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Play: Predators beat Avalanche in overtime, stay on top in Central Division

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. SLAP SHOTS Inability to convert early chances meant Nashville had to dig out of a hole, again The Predators did enough out...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith scores in OT to give Predators win over Avalanche

  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  |  Discuss

Smith's 2 PPGs lead Predators over Canucks despite Rinne injury

  Nashville won a game, but may have lost a goaltender. Colin Wilson had two goals 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 still got his NHL-leading 29th win, to a lower-body injury in the third period. He had stopped 20 of 21 shots before being replaced by Carter Hutton...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Smith's 2 power-play goals lead Predators over Canucks 5-1

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. Filip Forsberg...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators 3, Stars 2

Notes: Nashville came out strong in the first period, setting the pace and controlling the puck well. Shea Weber put the Preds up first with a huge slapshot from the blue line. Roman Josi picked up his 100th career point with an assist on the play. The second period was more back-and-forth with good chances for both teams. Down 2-1, the Stars put together a volley to close out...
Via The Predatorial
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes-Predators Preview

The Nashville Predators' power play has struggled throughout the season, though it has excelled in the last five games. The lowly Carolina Hurricanes don't do many things well, but their outstanding penalty kill is an exception. The Predators can end the visiting Hurricanes' streak of seven straight games without yielding a power-play goal Tuesday night and avenge an earlier defeat...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Predators

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins can win back-to-back games for the first time in December on Tuesday night against the Nashville Predators. The B’s were lucky to escape Sunday night’s game at TD Garden with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Buffalo Sabres, and they will need a much better performance to earn a similar result versus a Predators team with an elite goaltender and a...
Via NESN.com
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds rout Jackets, give Pekka Rinne his league-leading 22nd win

  Craig Smith scored two goals, Pekka Rinne made 30 saves to earn his NHL-leading 22nd win, and the Nashville Predators routed the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Monday night. Colin Wilson had a goal and an assist, and Seth Jones and Mike Fisher also scored for Nashville, which has won five of six. Victor Bartley added two assists. Rookie Alexander Wennberg scored his first NHL goal...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith, Rinne lift Predators to rout of Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Craig Smith scored two goals, Pekka Rinne made 30 saves to earn his NHL-leading 22nd win, and the Nashville Predators routed the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Monday night. Colin Wilson had a goal and an assist, and Seth Jones and Mike Fisher also scored for Nashville, which has won five of six. Victor Bartley added two assists. Rookie Alexander Wennberg scored...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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