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Predators pummel Crawford, Blackhawks in Game 2 to tie series

  Craig Smith scored the first two playoff goals of his career and added an assist, and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 Friday night to tie their Western Conference opening-round playoff series at a game apiece. The Predators won for the first time since clinching a postseason berth on March 28. Pekka Rinne made 24 saves for the win and even had an assist...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Power Play and a Darling of a Debut Steals Game 1 for the Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) watches the puck bounce away after charging the net against Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, and defenseman Roman Josi (59), of Switzerland, in the first overtime of Game 1 of an NHL Western Conference hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Coming in to the...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brazilian Bombshell Forced To ‘Shake It Off’ After Huge Blackhawks Win

The Stanley Cup Playoffs can force one to do many things: scream uncontrollably at the TV, pull out your hair, drink excessive amounts of alcohol on a Wednesday night, but when you’re Ana Braga (@Sambadiva), you simply cue up Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ and allow mother nature to take over. God bless Twitter. @NHLBlackhawks @sportsmockery @egotastic What a game!!! #anabraga...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No matter the style, goaltenders getting tougher to beat

Hall of Famer Patrick Roy treated the question almost like a shot on net, deflecting it away when hit with whether goaltenders of today are more athletic. ''Are you saying I was not?'' the Colorado Avalanche coach said, his intimidating stare briefly returning. Then he thought about it for a moment. ''Maybe they are,'' Roy said. ''The position has improved so much since my first...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

“In the Corners” Nashville vs Chicago Preview

This week we are all excited for the beginning of the NHL Playoffs. I know there will be plenty of series previews for the Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks to read so I wanted to do something a little bit different for mine. I asked one of my favorite writers that I talk Preds hockey with on Twitter to collaborate with me. Greg Moshopoulos writes for http://www.prednecknation.com...
Via The Predatorial
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: what to look for in the first round

On Saturday evening, the Nashville Predators played their final game of the regular season that resulted in a 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars. Despite a lackluster finish to the regular season, the Predators find themselves sitting in second place in the Central Division and facing a first-round matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks. The last and only time these two teams met in the postseason...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Pekka Rinne the Best Goalie in the NHL Playoffs?

View image | gettyimages.com The NHL playoffs begin this week.  I figured it’d be a good idea for TopSportsReport to have rankings to help fans understand the playoffs better, make their predictions better, and also, simply increase discussion surrounding this year’s playoffs. The goalie is one of the most important players on the ice, if not the most important.  Taking...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Pekka Rinne the Best Goalie in the NHL Playoffs?

View image | gettyimages.com The NHL playoffs begin this week.  I figured it’d be a good idea for TopSportsReport to have rankings to help fans understand the playoffs better, make their predictions better, and also, simply increase discussion surrounding this year’s playoffs. The goalie is one of the most important players on the ice, if not the most important.  Taking...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fizzling Into the Playoffs

The Nashville Predators are hoping that their next few weeks will erase most of the memory of these past two. They have not played well heading into the NHL post-season and in fact have lost 6 in a row. The good news is that the regular season is really about qualifying for the post one. Am I right Los Angeles Kings? So we will move briskly through this past week for the Preds as...
Via The Predatorial
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks Opponent Set For 1st Round Of Playoffs

The Chicago Blackhawks won’t have home-ice advantage in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but their first-round opponent is now official. Following a 4-2 win by the St. Louis Blues over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday afternoon, Chicago was locked into third place in their division setting up a road matchup against the Nashville Predators. Game one of the series will likely be on Wednesday...
Via Sports Mockery
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Reasons: Why Nashville will and won’t have a deep playoff run

The Predators may have locked a playoff spot in the Western Conference divisional semi-finals recently, but they still have plenty of work ahead if the ultimate plan is for a parade down Broadway in downtown Nashville this June. On February 14th — one day before the trade acquiring Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli from Toronto — Nashville sat far atop the Central Division...
Via The Predatorial
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: Is there enough left in the tank?

Just a season after trading away the franchise leader in points (David Legwand) and firing the only head coach (Barry Trotz) the franchise has had, the Nashville Predators have clinched a spot in the playoffs. The joy has been short lived, however, as fatigue seems to be getting the best of the sliding Predators. Nashville lost a crucial home game in overtime this past weekend to...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Time To Win That Title: Tracking Games Remaining In The Finals

So here we are folks. It’s been a great year and some of you are reading this and feeling just as salty as I am after having been burnt by Pekka Rinne’s horrible week and wondering what might have been otherwise. Ah yes, the fickle mistress of fantasy hockey has lured you in with her siren song with high hopes in October only to dash them on the rocks of despair in April while...
Via Razzball Hockey
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators Will Go As Far As Rinne Takes Them

View image | gettyimages.com Nashville is having arguably its best regular season since the 2006-07 season when it put up 110 points. The Predators, who are currently battling it out for the Central Division title with St. Louis and Chicago, have fell back to the pack after being the top division dog for most of the season. Nashville has also not had great success when in they...
Via Beyond The Benches
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hello Playoffs Our Old Friend

The Nashville Predators have only 5 regular season games remaining. They are in the hunt still for the Central Division crown. Their play this week has proven they aren’t going anywhere. The slump is over and this team has returned to the ways that had them winning so much earlier this year. 4 games this past week including the last back-to-back of the season and last Eastern Conference...
Via The Predatorial
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Fall Short Following Miscues and Botched Powerplay

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals reacts after the Nashville Predators defeated the Capitals 4-3 during an NHL game at Verizon Center on March 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images) Despite a strong second and third period, the Washington Capitals (40-25-10) fell short to the Nashville Predators (47-21-8), 4-3. With the...
Via The Sports Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolts Lose To Rinne And Predators 3-2

The Tampa Bay Lightning were looking to claim a playoff spot and set the franchise record for wins as they took on the Nashville Predators tonight at Amalie Arena. Despite outshooting Nashville 30-19, Tampa Bay couldn’t solve goalie Pekka Rinne in the third period to finish off another comeback win. The Bolts now head off on a five game road trip, starting in Detroit against the...
Via Lightning Shout
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bishop chased early as Predators defeat Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Pekka Rinne made 28 saves for his 40th win, and the Nashville Predators moved into first place in the Central Division Thursday night by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2. Mike Ribeiro, Paul Gaustad and Mike Santorelli scored for the Predators, who took a one-point lead over St. Louis. The Blues have played one fewer game. Rinne made a pad save on Alex Killorn...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rinne gets 40th win, Predators beat Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. -- Pekka Rinne made 28 saves for his 40th win, and the Nashville Predators moved into first place in the Central Division Thursday night by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2. Mike Ribeiro, Paul Gaustad and Mike Santorelli scored for the Predators, who took a one-point lead over St. Louis. The Blues have played one fewer game. Rinne made a pad save on Alex Killorn's...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rinne gets 40th win, Predators beat Lightning 3-2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Pekka Rinne made 28 saves for his 40th win, and the Nashville Predators moved into first place in the Central Division Thursday night by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2. Mike Ribeiro, Paul Gaustad and Mike Santorelli scored for the Predators, who took a one-point lead over St. Louis. The Blues have played one fewer game. Rinne made a pad save on Alex Killorn...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators at Tampa Bay Lightning game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: COVERAGE BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M. Inconsistent play over the last six weeks dropped the Nashville Predators from their perch atop the NHL, but a hard-fought win against the league's most dominant goaltender has them again rising in the standings. Another quality win Thursday night would only boost that momentum, although it won't come easy against a Tampa Bay Lightning...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens-Predators Preview

Carey Price continues to flirt with history, and his stellar play has the Montreal Canadiens in the thick of the race for the Presidents' Trophy. Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators are still trying to find their elite form that's been missing this month with the playoffs around the corner. Price and the Canadiens visit Rinne and the Predators in an expected matchup of two of...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Light Week… but POINTS!

The Nashville Predators had a light week compared to their recent schedule. It was odd as a fan to have 3 straight days with no hockey. It appears it was beneficial to the Preds. They got practice time. Family time. Recovery time. All important things this time of year. Tuesday night was the “playoff” like game. The Minnesota Wild are continuing to battle for one of the Wild...
Via The Predatorial
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rinne makes 24 saves in Predators' 3-0 win over Sabres

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Pekka Rinne made 24 saves to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Taylor Beck, Craig Smith, and Mike Fisher scored for Nashville, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Rinne earned his third shutout of the season and 36th of his NHL career. Matt Hackett made 40 saves for Buffalo, which has lost nine of 10. Beck...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rinne makes 22 saves in Predators' shutout win over Sabres

  Pekka Rinne made 22 saves to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Taylor Beck, Craig Smith, and Mike Fisher scored for Nashville, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Rinne earned his third shutout of the season and 36th of his NHL career. Matt Hackett made 40 saves for Buffalo, which has lost nine of 10. Beck gave the Predators...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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