Predators offensive woes cured by visit from NHL-worst Buffalo Sabres

With only nine games remaining, the Nashville Predators are living on a prayer. For a team who had scored more than one goal twice in the past six games and is 25th in the entire NHL in goals per game with 2.41, the Predators needed an answer for their offensive woes. Who better to pay a visit than the NHL-worst Buffalo Sabres. Scoring four goals in the first period, Nashville would...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators edge Ottawa Senators in overtime

The Predators headed into Monday’s game against Ottawa desperate for just one goal. Three in one period seemed unfathomable for this offensively challenged team. But even that eye-opening outburst — three second-period goals in a span of 9:12 — was almost not enough for the Predators, as Nashville blew a three-goal, third-period lead before rebounding for a 4-3 overtime victory...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fangover: Preds nearly piss away lead; defeat Senators 4-3 in OT

Seth Jones' overtime game-winner gave the Nashville Predators their first win in five games. Nashville defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-3 in overtime Monday at Canadian Tire Centre in the first of back-to-back road games.  The game shouldn't have gone into overtime, as Nashville possessed a three goal lead entering the third period. Second period goals from Nick Spaling...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Scoring woes coming at the wrong time for Nashville

Sitting 10 points back of the final wild card spot in the Western Conference after their 1-0 loss against the Columbus Blue Jackets this evening, Nashville seems to slowly be heading to a second-straight year without a playoff birth, something that hasn’t happened since making their first appearance in the playoffs in the 2003-2004 season. What may be more frustrating, though,...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Takeaways from the Blue Jackets 1-0 win over the Predators

One: Forty-eight hours after getting shellacked by Chicago, the Blue Jackets showed how resilient and responsible they can be. There was no question that they brought their intensity to the Predators with the momentum swinging in their favor after a 2nd period fight between Corey Tropp and Nashville's Eric Nystrom. Look up "hard work" and "energy" in the Columbus...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Low-scoring Preds fading quickly out of playoff picture

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For about five or six weeks, it wasn't a problem. However, once again the issue of goal-scoring has arisen with the Nashville Predators -- and at the worst possible time. A week ago, the Predators stood four points out of the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Since then, Nashville has scored one goal in each of its last three games -- all regulation...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Should kids focus on just one sport?

There's some debate nowadays on whether or not kids should just focus on one sport and specialize in it rather than playing multiple sports growing up. Seth Jones and Eric Nystrom give their thoughts here...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators-Oilers Preview

A spectacular individual performance wasn't enough for the Nashville Predators to win for the fifth time in six games. But with an offense that has been playing much better, they should have plenty to overwhelm the Edmonton Oilers, who are caught in another lengthy losing streak. Nashville will visit Edmonton on Sunday night less than two weeks after acquiring goaltender Devan...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony Scoring 62 Points or Eric Nystrom Scoring 4 Goals? What is More Impressive?

Last night there were two pretty impressive offensive games for two professional athletes. New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony scored a career-high 62 points and Nashville Predators left wing Eric Nystrom scored 4 goals. Carmelo Anthony’s Night To begin with, let’s start with Carmelo Anthony’s night. Carmelo became just the 21st player in NBA history to score 60 or more...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames shoot down Predators

For nearly three periods, Friday’s game at the Scotiabank Saddledome looked like the Eric Nystrom homecoming show. The former Calgary Flame — drafted 10th overall in 2002 who wound up with the Nashville Predators in the off-season — had put together a four (!) goal performance which was the first time in Nashville’s franchise history they’d had a player score four goals...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Missed The Action Last Night?

The top 5 plays from Friday night including the 4 goal night from Eric Nystrom of the Predators in a losing effort.
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nystrom scores 4, but Flames beat Preds 5-4 in SO

Sean Monahan scored the game-winning goal for the Calgary Flames, who overcame four goals by Eric Nystrom to beat the Nashville Predators 5-4 in a shootout Friday night. Monahan, the Flames 19-year-old rookie and leading scorer, beat Devan Dubnyk on a deke after Jiri Hudler scored in the shootout for Calgary and Roman Josi replied for the Predators to even it after three shooters...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nystrom sets franchise record with four goals in a game

Sometimes everything just goes your way. That was certainly the case for Nashville Predators forward Eric Nystrom on Friday. Against the club that drafted him in the first round of the 2002 NHL Draft, Nystrom bagged all four Preds goals in the 5-4 shootout loss. He opened the scoring in the first period with this nice move. In the middle frame, he capitalized on a Roman Josi dump...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators’ Eric Nystrom Scores Four Goals Against Calgary Flames (Video)

Nashville Predators winger Eric Nystrom isn’t known for his goal scoring, but he provided all of his team’s offense in Friday night’s game against the Calgary Flames with a career-high four goals. The veteran forward scored twice in the third period to give the Predators a 4-2 advantage, but the Flames tied the score to force overtime and won the game 5-4 after a shootout....
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nashville Energized By Klein Fight

from Nick Cole of the Tennessean, (Kevin) Klein laid the wood to Roussel late in the second period of Nashville’s 4-1 victory at Bridgestone Arena, drawing praise from teammates and coaches alike. “It was just a great scrap,” Predators forward Eric Nystrom said. “I’ve been in a few of those, and the bottom line is that that is what takes the most courage in the...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Nystrom’s versatility continues to show against Stars

Eric Nystrom has been arguably the most versatile player for the Predators this season. He was rewarded with two assists on Monday night against his former team...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week

This edition of Hockey Fights of the Week is a pretty special one. It's not every week we get to feature a controversial line brawl along with four other extremely entertaining bouts. Say what you will about the line brawl between Calgary and Vancouver, but it'll likely be one of the most remembered moments from the 2013-14 season.  Get excited. We promise this week'...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Have Preds turned the corner en route to a playoff push?

January 5 was game #42 for the Nashville Predators, signifying the start of the last half of the 2013-14 season. They are 3-3-2 so far in the second half but, more than that, they acquired a starting goaltender to fill in until Pekka Rinne is ready to return, played some of their best hockey since 2012 and have even won a game via the shootout. Have they turned a corner? “We...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

Are you ready for an awesome installment of Hockey Fights of the Week? Of course you are. We usually try to promote each article as being better than the one preceding it, but this time we're delivering an incredible batch of fights. Two of these may be in the discussion for fight of the year.  Get ready - this is a good one.  5. Adam McQuaid (BOS) vs Kyle Clifford (LA...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEOS: Post-game reaction with Hornqvist, Nystrom, Weber, and Trotz

A collection of post-game comments and reactions from Nashville’s locker room after their 4-0 loss to Minnesota: Patric Hornqvist: Eric Nystrom: Shea Weber: Barry Trotz: The post VIDEOS: Post-game reaction with Hornqvist, Nystrom, Weber, and Trotz appeared first on The Predatorial.
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Trotz: Nystrom “got us into the battle” against the Senators

Nashville lost to the Ottawa Senators 2-1 in a shootout on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena, but for the sixth time in the team’s last eight games, the Predators managed a point. “I really thought the second half of the game, we were rolling over the lines,” Predators forward Eric Nystrom said. “We had a lot of opportunities to give ourselves a chance to win and those...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Nystrom leads Preds to a point with his fists

He would have preferred two points but the shootout has been the Achilles heel for the Nashville Predators this season. Eric Nystrom did, however, lead his team to one point in the standings thanks to his second period fight against Colin Greening. In front of another sold out crowd at Bridgestone Arena, the Ottawa Senators beat the Preds 2-1 in the shootout. Rookie goalie Marek...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

It's almost time to close the door on 2013. The last full week of the year didn't feature too many games due to the NHL's holiday break, but there were a few fights worth highlighting.  As we say goodbye to the year that was, all of us here at PDL want to thank you for taking the time to visit our little site. Countless hours go on behind the scenes to make all of...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Diehard: Lions send fans Playoff Tickets, Falcons perfect onside kick, ECU executes perfect trick play, Anna Kendrick

Only the Lions and their fans would have something happen to them like this.  Nothing like sending out your playoff tickets after you’ve been eliminated. @darrenrovell Lions fans are receiving Playoff Tickets today in the mail #BadTiming #FireSchwartz — Eddie (@EFQZ) December 23, 2013 Take notes kickers, this is how you execute an onside kick. Adam...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Nystrom, Trotz speak after loss to Bruins

Post-game video from Eric Nystrom and Barry Trotz after a 6-2 loss to the Boston Bruins...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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