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Wild lose fourth straight despite outshooting Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Backup Carter Hutton made 29 saves for his third career shutout and the Nashville Predators beat the Minnesota Wild 3-0 on Saturday night to end a five-game losing streak.Hutton made his first home start of the season and stopped 25 shots over the first two periods before Nashville's defense locked down Minnesota in the third. He was filling in for Pekka Rinne...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wheelers scores early in OT and Jets beat Predators 5-4

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Blake Wheeler scored 51 seconds into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets overcame a three-goal third-period collapse to beat the Nashville Predators 5-4 on Thursday night. Dustin Byfuglien scored twice in regulation and Bryan Little and Nikolaj Ehlers added goals for Winnipeg. Rookie Connor Hellebuyck stopped 31 shots. Ryan Johansen cut Nashville's deficit to...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The five best hockey fights from Week 10

The Central Division is well represented in this week’s edition of Hockey Fights of the Week as the Blues, Stars, Blackhawks and Predators let tensions boil over. The holidays are fast approaching, but you’d never know it based on the videos below.  5. Nate Schmidt (WAS) vs J.T. Brown (TB) – Dec. 12th The battle behind the net as well as on the net kick off this bout...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche-Predators Preview

The Nashville Predators have bounced back from tough losses before. The problem is they haven't been able to build on satisfying victories lately. Nashville looks to win back-to-back games for the first time in nearly a month Saturday night when it hosts the Colorado Avalanche, who could be without Gabriel Landeskog for a second straight contest. The Predators (15-9-5) played...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tough Pekka: Rinne stands tall in personal house of horrors in win

Eric Nystrom prefers to talk defense. He was more fired up about allowing a game-tying goal than he was scoring a goal.Nystrom scored early, Calle Jarnkrok scored late and the Nashville Predators beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1 Wednesday night."We're checking the top line and there's nothing better when the game ends you keep a line like that off the scoresheet," Nystrom said. "That...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Nystrom, Jarnkrok lead Predators past Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Eric Nystrom prefers to talk defense. He was more fired up about allowing a game-tying goal than he was scoring a goal. Nystrom scored early, Calle Jarnkrok scored late and the Nashville Predators beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1 Wednesday night. ''We're checking the top line and there's nothing better when the game ends you keep a line like that off the scoresheet...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins-Predators Preview

Contending for the Central Division title has become an expectation for the Nashville Predators, who have come close to doing so multiple times in recent seasons but haven't quite gotten over the hump. The Pittsburgh Penguins are out to prove they're not in a state of decline. Nashville seeks a fourth consecutive victory Saturday night when it hosts a Pittsburgh team having trouble...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Struggling Ducks lose to Predators 5-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Nashville Predators feasted on the struggling Anaheim Ducks. Colin Wilson and Ryan Ellis each had a goal and two assists and the Predators beat the Ducks 5-1 on Thursday night to improve to 6-1-0. "I thought we were good from start to finish tonight," Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. "It was a really good effort." Mattias Ekholm and Mike Ribeiro...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators handle Ducks 5-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Colin Wilson and Ryan Ellis each had a goal and two assists to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday. Mattias Ekholm, and Mike Ribeiro each had a goal and an assist and Eric Nystrom had the other goal for the Predators, who improved to 6-1. Pekka Rinne made 27 saves for the Predators. Jiri Sekac scored for Anaheim. Anton...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Hope To Declaw Undefeated Predators: Pregame Report

Nashville Predators (3-0-0) at New York Islanders (1-1-1): Game 4 of 82 When: Thursday, October 15, 2015Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NYTime: 7:00 p.m. ETTV: MSG+ (Jiggs McDonald, Butch Goring)Radio: WNYE 91.5 FM, WRHU 88.7 FM and WRCN 103.9 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker) The New York Islanders look to bump their winning streak to two as they take on the undefeated Predators...
Via Islanders Insight
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators Preseason: Who Stood Out?

Preseason hockey is here, which means regular season is only just around the corner. This blessed time of year comes with a couple unknowns for the Nashville Predators. The top two forward lines seem set in stone, but the bottom-6 forwards is where things get interesting. Rookies like Kevin Fiala are competing with veteran presence like Eric Nystrom, and coach Peter Laviolette has...
Via TopSportsReport
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #24 Eric Nystrom

A true fourth line type of winger. Nystrom followed up a slightly unexpected but productive first season in Nashville with an average one that ended too soon. He suffered a lower-body injury in early March that held him out of the lineup for the remainder of the year.   Nystrom chipped in offensively this season with seven goals. While there wasn’t an incredible four goal game...
Via The Predatorial
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Slumping for the First Time

The Nashville Predators are experiencing the most adversity yet this season. Four of their last six games have been losses. They lost in regulation twice in a row for the first time this season. They did it at home too. The 15 game month of February has concluded but not on the note they wanted. Another week in which things started with promise. The Preds did what great teams do...
Via The Predatorial
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders' Grabovski placed on IR after hit from Predators' Nystrom

Islanders F Mikhail Grabovski was placed on injured reserve Friday, one day after taking a hit from Predators F Eric Nystrom in the first period of Thursday's win vs. Nashville. Grabovski, who has a history of concussions, lay momentarily motionless on the ice and was attended to by the team's medical staff. He eventually rose to his feet and skated off the ice, but did not return...
Via Fox Sports
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators' six-game winning streak ends against Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders didn't let the NHL-leading Nashville Predators push them around in their last visit to Long Island. The last one in the regular season, at least. No, the Predators won't be back at Nassau Coliseum again unless these surprising upstart clubs march their way to a Stanley Cup finals matchup. As far-fetched as that might have seemed in October...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators' six-game winning streak ends against Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders didn't let the NHL-leading Nashville Predators push them around in their last visit to Long Island. The last one in the regular season, at least. No, the Predators won't be back at Nassau Coliseum again unless these surprising upstart clubs march their way to a Stanley Cup finals matchup. As far-fetched as that might have seemed in October...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders’ Big Third Crushes Cats At Coliseum

TONIGHT’S RECAP The Islanders are afraid of no one. They have proven it time and time again. Tonight though, they had to take on the NHL’s top team, the Nashville Predators. Once again, the Isles stood up to the supposed “better team,”and outplayed them at every turn. There were a couple of scary minutes after the second period ended 3-2 Islanders. But, the Islanders persevered...
Via Islanders Insight
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Eric Nystrom runs over Mikhail Grabovski

Mikhail Grabovski was injured following a massive hit from Eric Nystrom. Grabovski didn’t get his head up in time and Nystrom delivered a crushing blow with his shoulder. The hit looked to be pretty clean, but Grabovski was forced to leave on a stretcher. Nystrom was not penalized on the play. The crowd’s “Ohhhh!” sums things up nicely. The post Video: Eric Nystrom runs...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Eric Nystrom runs over Mikhail Grabovski

Mikhail Grabovski was injured following a massive hit from Eric Nystrom. Grabovski didn’t get his head up in time and Nystrom delivered a crushing blow with his shoulder. The hit looked to be pretty clean, but Grabovski was forced to leave on a stretcher. Nystrom was not penalized on the play. The crowd’s “Ohhhh!” sums things up nicely. The post Video: Eric Nystrom runs...
Via Bloguin Best
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators Prove Analysts Wrong and Continue to Beat the Odds

The Nashville Predators celebrate win against the San Jose Sharks at Bridgestone Arena on February 17, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Mandatory Credit: John Russell/NHLI via ESPN/Getty Images) It’s that point of the season when historically lousy clubs start decline and analysts statements of “they have time to mess it up” if they’re doing well tend to become true. For the...
Via The Sports Journal
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators shut out Penguins, goalie Hutton stops 21 shots,

PITTSBURGH -- Connor Hutton stopped 21 shots to pick up his second career shutout as the Nashville Predators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 on Sunday. Gabriel Bourque, Roman Josi, Eric Nystrom and Mike Fisher scored, giving the Predators their first regulation win in Pittsburgh in 11 years. Hutton improved to 3-1-2 while temporarily filling in as Nashville's No. 1 goaltender while...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Hutton stops 21 shots, Predators shut out Penguins 4-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) Connor Hutton stopped 21 shots to pick up his second career shutout as the Nashville Predators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 on Sunday. Gabriel Bourque, Roman Josi, Eric Nystrom and Mike Fisher scored, giving the Predators their first regulation win in Pittsburgh in 11 years. Hutton improved to 3-1-2 while temporarily filling in as Nashville's No. 1 goaltender...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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
January 29, 2015  |  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
January 19, 2015  |  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 resides...
Via Sports-Glory
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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