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Young Prospects Are Exciting, But Caution Is Key

The past two Predator games have shown us a glimpse into the future with two promising prospects being called up from Milwaukee due to a rash of minor injuries at the big club. Viktor Arvidsson debuted on Saturday night with Colin Wilson being sidelined. On Tuesday, Matt Cullen and Viktor Stalberg fell to the injury bug during the day which in turn gave Kevin Fiala his shot at the...
Via The Predatorial
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Talbot, Stopgap or Savior?

Matt Cullen #7, Taylor Beck #41, Victor Bartley #64 and Mike Santorelli #10 of the Nashville Predators celebrate in the corner behind Cam Talbot #33 of the New York Rangers after scoring a goal in the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Cam Talbot, a Canadian born goaltender started his hockey career playing in college at the University...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators-Devils Preview

The Nashville Predators are in the midst of their longest losing streak in a year, and suffering a second defeat in 24 hours could cost them sole possession of the overall NHL lead. The Predators attempt to snap a three-game skid by sweeping the season series from the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night at the Prudential Center. Nashville (41-16-7) leads the race for the Presidents...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Cullen Breathing New Life Into Predators’ Second Line

Matt Cullen #7 of the Nashville Predators is pursued by Ryan Strome #18 of the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 19, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Mandatory Credit: Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images) When Peter Laviolette took over as head coach of the Nashville Predators during the summer of 2014, one of his first great revelations was seeing Matt...
Via The Sports Journal
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators-Rangers Preview

Dropping two in a row hasn't happened much to the Nashville Predators this season. In fact, they nearly made it to March without suffering back-to-back regulation losses. The New York Rangers are also coming off what has lately become a regulation rarity. The NHL-leading Predators will try to extend a roughly 15-year trend of solid play at Madison Square Garden on Monday night, while...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Play: Detroit finishes comeback, hands Preds second straight loss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For the first time this season, the Nashville Predators (41-15-7) dropped two straight games in regulation. The Detroit Red Wings (35-15-11) grabbed a two goal lead before scoring two unanswered in the third period to come out on top by a score of 4-3. It was only the sixth loss for the Predators on home ice; their fifth in regulation. SLAP SHOTS Opponents finding...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Nashville Predators Who Could Be Traded Before Deadline

With the NHL season nearing the homestretch, many Stanley Cup contenders will be willing to make moves to bolster their rosters before playoff time. With the Predators recently making moves to acquire Michael Santorelli and Cody Franson, David Poile made a big statement to the rest of the league. The scary part? Poile may not be done dealing yet. 1. Matt Cullen View image...
Via TopSportsReport
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Nashville Predators Who Could Be Traded Before Deadline

With the NHL season nearing the homestretch, many Stanley Cup contenders will be willing to make moves to bolster their rosters before playoff time. With the Predators recently making moves to acquire Michael Santorelli and Cody Franson, David Poile made a big statement to the rest of the league. The scary part? Poile may not be done dealing yet. 1. Matt Cullen View image...
Via TopSportsReport
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Preds Score Late To Take Valentines Victory

By Josh @Top6Grinder The Nashville Predators faced off against the New Jersey Devils in front of an over sellout crowd at Bridgestone arena. Typing of red, the Preds came out red hot in the first period out shooting the Devils 20-3 and leading 1-0 on a goal from Matt Cullen. The Devils continued to hang around as the Preds had ...
Via Predneck Nation
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators down Devils to win fifth straight

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  -- Colin Wilson scored the tiebreaking goal on a tic-tac-toe play with 3:27 left, leading Nashville to a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night for the Predators' fifth straight win. Craig Smith added an insurance goal when he swatted a shot between Cory Schneider's legs with 2:21 left. Matt Cullen gave Nashville a 1-0 lead in the first period...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Wilson scores tiebreaker late in third to lift Predators past Devils

  Colin Wilson scored the tiebreaking goal on a tic-tac-toe play with 3:27 left, leading Nashville to a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night for the Predators' fifth straight win. Craig Smith added an insurance goal when he swatted a shot between Cory Schneider's legs with 2:21 left. Matt Cullen gave Nashville a 1-0 lead in the first period before Steve Bernier...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators down Devils to win fifth straight

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  -- Colin Wilson scored the tiebreaking goal on a tic-tac-toe play with 3:27 left, leading Nashville to a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night for the Predators' fifth straight win. Craig Smith added an insurance goal when he swatted a shot between Cory Schneider's legs with 2:21 left. Matt Cullen gave Nashville a 1-0 lead in the first period...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey, covered by People Magazine

  People Magazine, of course, is the second best source for hockey information (the first, naturally, is Don Cherry). The only thing is, they cover the really important stuff about hockey players, like which ones are married to celebrities, and which ones are making babies with celebrities. Let’s head to People’s story on Mike Fisher, who has married and impregnated a celebrity...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Rookie Forsberg leads Predators to shootout win over Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Filip Forsberg tied it on a power play with 4:43 left in regulation and scored the shootout winner in the Nashville Predators' 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday. Forsberg poked the puck past Roberto Luongo in the fifth round of the shootout. Matt Cullen and Craig Smith also scored shootout goals for Nashville. Brad Boyes and Nick Bjugstad connected...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers edged by Filip Forsberg, Predators in shootout

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Filip Forsberg tied it on a power play with 4:43 left in regulation and scored the shootout winner in the Nashville Predators' 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday. Forsberg poked the puck past Roberto Luongo in the fifth round of the shootout. Matt Cullen and Craig Smith also scored shootout goals for Nashville. Brad Boyes and Nick Bjugstad connected...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg leads Predators past Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Filip Forsberg tied it on a power play with 4:43 left in regulation and scored the shootout winner in the Nashville Predators' 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday. Forsberg poked the puck past Roberto Luongo in the fifth round of the shootout. Matt Cullen and Craig Smith also scored shootout goals for Nashville. Brad Boyes and Nick Bjugstad connected...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers edged by Filip Forsberg, Predators in shootout

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Filip Forsberg tied it on a power play with 4:43 left in regulation and scored the shootout winner in the Nashville Predators' 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday. Forsberg poked the puck past Roberto Luongo in the fifth round of the shootout. Matt Cullen and Craig Smith also scored shootout goals for Nashville. Brad Boyes and Nick Bjugstad connected...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators 3 – Minnesota Wild 1

Optimistic Thoughts: These two teams clearly don’t send each other Christmas cards as the physicality was everywhere in the second half of the game. Taylor Beck and Matt Cullen returned to the lineup, and Anton Volchenkov’s number was called as Ryan Ellis is out with a lower body injury. The Predators opened the scoring with yet another great play Colin Wilson to feed Mike Fisher...
Via The Predatorial
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators send Salomaki to minors after goal in NHL debut

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have reassigned forward Miika Salomaki (MEE-kah SA-loh-MA-kee) to the minors a day after he scored a goal in his NHL debut. The Predators said Friday that Salomaki was going back to Milwaukee of the American Hockey League. The 21-year-old from Finland scored off a rebound of his own shot on a breakaway in Nashville's 3-2 overtime win...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets-Predators preview

After barely scraping by one lowly opponent, the Nashville Predators insist they won't look past another one. The Predators seek a season-high fourth straight win overall and sixth in a row at home Saturday night against a Columbus Blue Jackets team that has dropped five straight. Nashville (15-5-2) beat Edmonton 1-0 in overtime on Thursday to improve to 9-1-1 at home. Filip Forsberg...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets-Predators Preview

After barely scraping by one lowly opponent, the Nashville Predators insist they won't look past another one. The Predators seek a season-high fourth straight win overall and sixth in a row at home Saturday night against a Columbus Blue Jackets team that has dropped five straight. Nashville (15-5-2) beat Edmonton 1-0 in overtime on Thursday to improve to 9-1-1 at home. Filip Forsberg...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Forsberg's shootout goal lifts Predators over Panthers

  Filip Forsberg scored the lone goal in a shootout, and the Nashville Predators beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Saturday night after squandering a two-goal lead in the final minute of the third period. Colin Wilson and Matt Cullen had the goals in regulation for the Predators, winners of three of four. Pekka Rinne made 28 saves to improve to 13-3-1. Rocco Grimaldi and Nick Bjugstad...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers score twice in final minute before falling to Predators in shootout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Filip Forsberg scored the lone goal in a shootout, and the Nashville Predators beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Saturday night after squandering a two-goal lead in the final minute of the third period. Colin Wilson and Matt Cullen had the goals in regulation for the Predators, winners of three of four. Pekka Rinne made 28 saves to improve to 13-3-1. Rocco...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers score twice in final minute before falling to Predators in shootout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Filip Forsberg scored the lone goal in a shootout, and the Nashville Predators beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Saturday night after squandering a two-goal lead in the final minute of the third period. Colin Wilson and Matt Cullen had the goals in regulation for the Predators, winners of three of four. Pekka Rinne made 28 saves to improve to 13-3-1. Rocco...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators-Blues Preview

The St. Louis Blues have won eight of nine but still find themselves looking up at a team in the Central Division. That's because the Nashville Predators' strong start is now more than a month in the making and includes a three-game winning streak of their own. Two of the top defensive teams in hockey face off Thursday night in St. Louis as the Predators try to retain their lead...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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