With roster set, what are the likely lines come Thursday night?

On Tuesday, the Predators finalized their official roster for opening night. Placing Matt Cullen and Viktor Stalberg on injured reserve, and designating Mike Fisher as a non-roster player due to his offseason Achilles rupture, Nashville is set on 22 players going into Thursday’s game against the Senators: Forwards (13) Taylor Beck Gabriel Bourque Rich Clune Filip Forsberg Paul...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators put forwards Cullen, Stalberg on injured reserve

  The Nashville Predators have placed forwards Matt Cullen and Viktor Stalberg on injured reserve to start the regular season, while forward Mike Fisher has been designated a non-roster player after rupturing his right Achilles tendon during the offseason. The Predators announced the moves Tuesday. They open the season hosting Ottawa on Thursday night. Stalberg suffered an upper...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators put Cullen, Stalberg on injured reserve

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have placed forwards Matt Cullen and Viktor Stalberg on injured reserve to start the regular season, while forward Mike Fisher has been designated a non-roster player after rupturing his right Achilles tendon during the offseason. The Predators announced the moves Tuesday. They open the season hosting Ottawa on Thursday night. Stalberg...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators and Lightning set rosters for tomorrow’s preseason game

The Predators and Lightning have both set their 25-man roster for tomorrow night’s opening preseason game for both teams. While Nashville cut six players from the roster on Sunday evening, the Predators are icing the following players tomorrow: FORWARDS Arvidsson, Beck, Cullen, Fiala, Forsberg, Gaustad, Jarnkrok, Neal, Ribeiro, Roy, Salomaki, Sissons, Smith, Watson, Wilson...
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28 days ago  |  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...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-2015 Player Preview: Matt Cullen

Position: Center (Left-handed) Age at the start of the season: 37 (Birthday: November 2nd, 1976) 2013-2014 Statistics: 77 games played – 10 goals, 29 assists, +4, 32 PIM 2013-2014 Possession Statistic Highlights: Of those who played 21+ games with Nashville last season, Matt Cullen was one of Nashville’s top possession centers. While most of Nashville’s centers saw...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Predators can wait on finding a top line center

As the bulk of what’s available in free agency continues to dwindle, Nashville has a couple of decisions to make. In their quest for someone to center their top line, the Predators have taken their time trying to make the best decision for their team. If Nashville ends up choosing not to find a center through free agency or the trade market, though, it may not be the worst of decisions...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Laviolette could help veterans like Stalberg, Cullen and Fisher

With Peter Laviolette now behind the bench, the Nashville Predators are focusing on fixing the offense. “There were a number of players last year that, there’s no denying, had an off year,” General Manager David Poile told 102.5 The Game on Tuesday. “Especially three or four forwards that played way below their standards. Can a new coach make a difference? That’s certainly...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Multi-goal efforts from Josi, Cullen not enough to propel Predators past Avalanche

Scoring more than three goals a game has been one of Nashville’s recipes of success over the past handful of years. This season for the Predators, what can go wrong will seemingly go wrong. Sacrificing leads of 2-0, 3-2, and 4-3, the Nashville Predators would squander two-goal nights from both Roman Josi and Matt Cullen, dropping a 5-4 decision to the Colorado Avalanche in a shootout...
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March 26, 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

Nashville Predators hope time off helped players

It’s not often that a struggling NHL player gets a three-week break to assess his game, heal his wounds and return to the ice with a new attitude. The Predators are hoping that’s one of the benefits of the Olympic break, which will end Thursday when Nashville takes on Tampa Bay at Bridgestone Arena. With just 23 games left and ground to make up in the Western Conference playoff...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Low-scoring Preds must get hot to contend for playoffs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Only four teams in the NHL had scored fewer goals than the Nashville Predators, as of Tuesday. And last year, the Predators tied for dead last in goals-for with 109. In the offseason, Nashville made some acquisitions to address the problem. The club signed former 22-goal scorer Viktor Stalberg and two-time 20-goal scorer Matt Cullen to multiyear deals. The Predators...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Predatorial Pregame Warmup: January 14th, 2014

Videos from after Nashville’s morning skate: Matt Cullen Kevin Klein Shea Weber Barry Trotz — Videos recorded with Google Glass and brought to you by Lionzone Internet Marketing Solutions The post Predatorial Pregame Warmup: January 14th, 2014 appeared first on The Predatorial.
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Nashville have received a penalty shot at the end of the Anaheim game?

The closing seconds of the Nashville Predators 4-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night provided a slight dose of controversy after a seeming icing call against Anaheim was waved off. Matt Cullen took the final faceoff of the game with 11 seconds remaining when the puck seemed to come off of an Anaheim stick, cross from the Anaheim defensive zone and into the Predators defensive...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cullen plays strong game against Ducks

Despite the loss, Matt Cullen played a very strong game for the Predators on Thursday night against the Ducks...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Cullen, Trotz speak after loss to Ducks

Post-game video from Matt Cullen and Barry Trotz after Nashville's 4-3 loss to Anaheim...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cullen enjoying life in Nashville

Matt Cullen talked to us about his time in Nashville so far, his thoughts on youth hockey in Nashville and school cancellations due to snow...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mazanec, Predators blank Blue Jackets 4-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rookie goalie Marek Mazanec made 19 saves for his second shutout, and Matt Cullen and Nick Spaling each had a goal and an assist as the streaking Nashville Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-0 on Wednesday night. Mike Fisher and David Legwand also scored for Nashville, which has found its groove on the heels of a four-game losing streak. Mazanec, filling...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Preds release America-themed highlight reel

The Nashville Predators media department has outdone itself this time. After taking down the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 last Thursday, featuring strong showings from American-born players Seth Jones (Texas), Matt Cullen (Minnesota) and Craig Smith (Wisconsin), the Predators decided to make a video honoring their three goalscorers. The result: an ultra-patriotic montage of hockey and...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Patten’s Plus-Minus: Nashville Predators at Toronto Maple Leafs

The best and worst from Nashville’s 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. Plus: Matt Cullen’s goal and three assists gave him four points on the night, which tied his career-best.  Cullen’s other four-point night came on December 15, 2002. To give you an idea of how long that has been, Cullen and an Anaheim Ducks team that featured Dan Bylsma were playing...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Smith nets two goals in Predators win over Leafs

TORONTO -- Craig Smith netted two goals, and rookie defenseman Seth Jones and Matt Cullen also scored to give the Nashville Predators a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier, who shut out the Predators last month and has dominated them during his NHL career, made 24 saves. Nashville rookie Marek Mazanec stopped 24 shots for the...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Stacking the Pads: Nov. 6

Our latest installment of 'Stacking the Pads' looks at David Legwand's early-season success and whether it should impact his future with the Preds, Matt Cullen's memories on once playing with Stu Grimson... and much, much more.
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

LEFTGOVERS: Preds vs. Blues – game 12

Here are your leftover thoughts (a/k/a “Leftgovers”) for last night’s game. Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues SITE: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee DATE: Saturday, October 26, 2013 FINAL: 6-1, St. Louis (RECAP) LEFTGOVERS: * Saturday night was Hockey Fights Cancer night at Bridgestone Arena. * In a way, Predators center Matt Cullen‘s uncle, John Cullen, was...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

We’re celebrating Hockey Fights Cancer night by giving YOU prizes!

Hockey Fights Cancer is all about helping others. Every year, the National Hockey League does a phenomenal job at helping the cause. The campaign is as old as the Predators themselves. It started in 1998 when Predators center Matt Cullen‘s uncle, John Cullen, attempted a comeback after missing the latter part of the 1996-97 season and the entire 1997-98 season due to being diagnosed...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

LEFTGOVERS: Preds vs. Wild – game 10

Here are your leftover thoughts (a/k/a “Leftgovers”) for last night’s game. Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild SITE: Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota DATE: Sunday, October 22, 2013 FINAL: 2-0, Minnesota (RECAP) LEFTGOVERS: * Tuesday night was former Wild center Matt Cullen‘s first game in Minnesota since signing with the Predators on July 5. * Filip Forsberg...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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