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Consistency on special teams key for Predators down the stretch

NASHVILLE -- It's impossible to overstate how important special teams are to the ongoing success of a team through the final months of the NHL's regular season and playoffs. They can further a teams success depending on how well they're clicking. In the same respect, poor outings from special-teams units can equally leave teams in the bottom half of the league or grasping for...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Predators Coach Berates Ref For Winking At Blackhawks Bench

Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette absolutely freaked out on referee Kevin Pollock for apparently winking at the Chicago Blackhawks bench. The Predators have their own behind-the-scenes show called Beneath The Ice and they caught the heated exchange on camera. Pollock vehemently denied winking but as he skated away, Seth Jones said to his teammate Eric Nystrom, […] The...
Via Diehardsport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Nashville Predators can contend

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Every season, there’s at least one surprise. There was Colorado last year, winning the Central Division title after a late surge helped them topple the St. Louis Blues. The year before that, the Toronto Maple Leafs returned to the playoffs, much to the delight of everyone in Leaf Land. This year, without a doubt, the surprise team...
Via Sports-Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators-Blackhawks Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks should have no shortage of enthusiasm later this week for one of the league's premier games. They'll have a chance to get properly revved up for the Winter Classic on Monday night when they try to maintain sole possession of the Central Division lead after their final matchup with the Nashville Predators this season. The Blackhawks (24-10-2) are set to make...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: NHL Players’ Favorite Holiday, Thanksgiving vs. Christmas

The NHLPA recently released a video on Youtube of NHL players including Patrice Bergeron, P.K. Subban and Taylor Hall weighing in on if Christmas or Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday. Of course Christmas won the competition in a landslide, not only because it’s the holiday you get presents, but because some of the players in the video are European and NEWSFLASH don’t have...
Via The Awesome Boston
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask Makes Sweet Glove Save On Predators’ Eric Nystrom (Video)

The Nashville Predators had a chance to get on the board minutes into their matchup with the Boston Bruins, but Tuukka Rask made sure that wasn’t the case. Nashville winger Eric Nystrom gathered the puck right in front of the Bruins goaltender just 2:50 into the first period and sent a hard shot that would have sailed past Rask’s left side had it...
Via NESN.com
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators deal Brodeur loss in first game between pipes for Blues

  Mike Ribeiro scored the winning goal and had two assists, and the Nashville Predators spoiled goalie Martin Brodeur's debut with the Blues by beating St. Louis 4-3 on Thursday night. The 42-year-old Brodeur made 20 saves in his first start for a team other than the New Jersey Devils. The Blues signed the four-time Vezina Trophy winner on Tuesday, tapping the NHL's goalie leader...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators beat Blues 4-3 in Martin Brodeur's debut

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mike Ribeiro scored the winning goal and had two assists, and the Nashville Predators spoiled goalie Martin Brodeur's debut with the Blues by beating St. Louis 4-3 on Thursday night. The 42-year-old Brodeur made 20 saves in his first start for a team other than the New Jersey Devils. The Blues signed the four-time Vezina Trophy winner on Tuesday, tapping the NHL...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators beat Blues 4-3 in Martin Brodeur's debut

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Mike Ribeiro scored the winning goal and had two assists, and the Nashville Predators spoiled goalie Martin Brodeur's debut with the Blues by beating St. Louis 4-3 on Thursday night. The 42-year-old Brodeur made 20 saves in his first start for a team other than the New Jersey Devils. The Blues signed the four-time Vezina Trophy winner on Tuesday, tapping the...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators 4, Blues 3

Notes: The surprisingly successful early season “lolligag until we’re down a goal” strategy made a comeback, as the Predators sat on their heels for the first few minutes of the game. Coach Laviolette called timeout after a flurry and a goal for the Blues, however, and the Preds looked like a different team almost immediately, taking a 2-1 lead into the first intermission...
Via The Predatorial
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators start strong with new coach, players

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Pinning down a single reason for the Nashville Predators' resurgence this season is nearly impossible. There's a new coach in Peter Laviolette bringing his offensive approach. New scorers in James Neal and Mike Ribeiro. And Pekka Rinne is health and back to dominating form as one of the NHL's stingiest goaltenders. Add in the league's top rookie through the...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Neal lifts Predators over Kings in six-round shootout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- James Neal scored the only goal of a six-round shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Craig Smith, Ryan Ellis and Eric Nystrom scored in regulation for Nashville, winners of four of five. In the shootout, Neal beat Martin Jones with a wrist shot between the pads. Pekka Rinne made 18 saves in regulation and...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

RECAP: Kings fall to Predators, 4-3 in shootout

James Neal scored the only goal of a six-round shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Craig Smith, Ryan Ellis and Eric Nystrom scored in regulation for Nashville, winners of four of five. In the shootout, Neal beat Martin Jones with a wrist shot between the pads. Pekka Rinne made 18 saves in regulation and overtime, and then...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Neal lifts Predators over Kings 4-3 in shootout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) James Neal scored the only goal of a six-round shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Craig Smith, Ryan Ellis and Eric Nystrom scored in regulation for Nashville, winners of four of five. In the shootout, Neal beat Martin Jones with a wrist shot between the pads. Pekka Rinne made 18 saves in regulation...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

RECAP: Kings fall to Predators, 4-3 in shootout

James Neal scored the only goal of a six-round shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Craig Smith, Ryan Ellis and Eric Nystrom scored in regulation for Nashville, winners of four of five. In the shootout, Neal beat Martin Jones with a wrist shot between the pads. Pekka Rinne made 18 saves in regulation and overtime, and then...
Via Fox Sports West
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Angry fan throws Maple Leafs jersey onto ice during play (VIDEO)

The Toronto Maple Leafs got their arses waxed at home Tuesday night, giving up five third-period goals to the Predators en route to a 9-2 loss. And one fed up Leafs fan vented his frustration by tossing a jersey onto the ice late in the third period. Another night, another Leafs jersey on the ice. This time during play. pic.twitter.com/mut2YS8Vnp— Josh Gold-Smith (@GoldAndOrSmith...
Via The Other Paper
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers-Predators Preview

The Nashville Predators are eager to return to Music City after an outstanding road trip put them atop the Central Division. The Edmonton Oilers are hoping to post a third straight victory and finally beat a Western Conference opponent. The Oilers were the last team to hold red-hot Predators winger Filip Forsberg without a point heading into this matchup Tuesday night. Nashville...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators 3, Blackhawks 2

Notes: The Predators are now the only team in the National Hockey League undefeated in regulation and are solidly atop the Central division. For the fifth time in seven games, the Predators gave up the first goal, but this time it certainly wasn’t for lack of effort. The Preds were fierce out of the gate, putting together several intense shifts and throwing up more than double...
Via The Predatorial
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators Week One Recap: Statistics, Best Play, Weekly Stars

Nashville concluded their first week of the season with a 2-0-0 record, grabbing victories against both the Ottawa Senators and Dallas Stars to begin the year. Statistical Leaders through Week One #1 – Paul Gaustad, Center: One goal, three assists, +5, 5 PIM #2 – Eric Nystrom, Left Wing: Two goals, two assists, +5, 2 PIM #3 – Shea Weber, Defenseman: Two goals, one assist...
Via The Predatorial
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames-Predators Preview

Some dominant play in the third period has keyed the Nashville Predators' solid start. It's also factored in their recent home success over the Calgary Flames. The Predators can open with three straight wins for the first time in four years with a sixth consecutive home victory over the Flames on Tuesday night. Two nights after scoring three times in the final 20 minutes of a 3-2...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

A Start to Believe In

The Nashville Predators 2014-2015 campaign is off to a roaring start and Smashville spirits are high. Only ten teams remain undefeated in the NHL and the Preds are one of them. Nashville is making a habit of playing outstanding hockey in the third period and the results have equaled the effort. A 3-2 win against the Ottawa Senators started things off right and an even better 4-1...
Via The Predatorial
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators 4, Dallas Stars 1

Two games into the season, the Predators are looking very much like the team fans have been longing for. Fast, aggressive and offensively relentless seems to be the name of the game under new head coach Peter Laviolette’s system, which will come as a breath of fresh air to fans who were growing tired of the dump and chase, endless puck cycling strategy employed by Barry Trotz....
Via The Predatorial
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nystrom has 3-point night as Rinne, Predators down Stars

  Eric Nystrom had a goal and two assists to lead the Nashville Predators to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. Shea Weber, Paul Gaustad, and Roman Josi also scored for Nashville and Pekka Rinne stopped 17 shots to help the Predators open the season with their second straight win. Antoine Roussel scored for Dallas, and which has lost their first two. Gaustad and...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars-Predators Preview

The home team captured every meeting between the Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars in 2013-14, with Dallas winning twice down the stretch to help gain a playoff berth. These Central Division rivals open their five-game season series Saturday night in Nashville after strong performances in their openers. Dallas (0-0-1) took three of five over Nashville (1-0-0) last season, winning...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators score three in 3rd to beat Senators in Laviolette's debut

  Craig Smith, Shea Weber and Eric Nystrom all scored in the third period, and the Predators beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 Thursday night, giving coach Peter Laviolette a win in his Nashville debut. Smith tied it at 1 with his goal 1:36 into the third of the season opener for both teams. Then Weber, the three-time Norris Trophy finalist, skated around the net before flipping a backhander...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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