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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
5 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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

Predators beat Ottawa 3-2 in Laviolette's debut

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

How do players feel about advanced statistics and hockey analytics?

If you haven’t been paying close attention to the hockey community over the past couple of months, you may have missed the plethora of teams that have bolstered their hockey operations staff with the hirings of a handful of bloggers who specialize in recording and breaking down hockey analytics. For nearly a decade, there’s been a growing trend of finding new ways to measure...
Via The Predatorial
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What could the Preds line combinations look like?

Josh Cooper of The Tennessean posted his potential line combinations for the Nashville Predators’ 2014-15 season this morning. Some peculiar choices to be certain. In response, here are ours… James Neal – Mike Ribeiro – Craig Smith Colin Wilson – Derek Roy – Olli Jokinen Filip Forsberg – Calle Jarnkrok – Viktor Stalberg Matt Cullen – Paul Gaustad - Eric Nystrom...
Via Section 303
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators get into ice bucket challenge, make challenges of their own

Started by 29-year-old Massachusetts man two years ago to raise awareness for ALS, something he also suffered from, the “Ice Bucket Challenge” has grown with much popularity and has recently breached into the NHL’s ranks of coaches and players. Now, the Nashville Predators players and coaches are taking the “Ice Bucket Challenge”, spreading ALS awareness and re-issuing...
Via The Predatorial
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-2015 Player Preview: Rich Clune

Position: Left Winger (Left-handed) Age at the start of the season: 27 (Birthday: April 25th, 1987) 2013-2014 Statistics: 58 games played – 3 goals, 4 assists, -7, 166 PIM 2013-2014 Possession Statistic Information: Of those who played 21+ games with Nashville last season, Rich Clune played against the weakest competition for the opposition (26.6%). Of Nashville 13 eligible...
Via The Predatorial
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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