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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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators-Lightning Preview

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 team looking to clinch consecutive 100-point...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Forsberg's goal lifts Predators past Canadiens 3-2 in OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Filip Forsberg scored a power-play goal at 1:54 of overtime, and the Nashville Predators rallied to beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 Tuesday night in a game between two of the NHL's top teams. Pekka Rinne made 27 saves in his 39th win. He pulled within a victory of Montreal goalie Carey Price in this showdown between the league's winningest goalies this season...
Via AP on Fox
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rinne makes 22 saves in Predators' 3-0 win over Sabres

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Players in the Central Division

The amount of talented players in the Central division is astounding. The division is full of all different types of players who bring different skill sets to their teams. Trying to consider factors that may not be measurable, such as leadership and potential growth as a player, let’s take a look at the top 5 players in the Central Division. 5. Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues...
Via Beyond The Benches
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dumba's goal 22 second into OT lifts Wild over Predators

  Matt Dumba scored 22 seconds into overtime to give the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. Charlie Coyle had the other two goals for Minnesota, which won for the third time in four games. Roman Josi scored both goals for the Predators, who have lost three of four and five straight at home. Just after overtime began, Zach Parise left a drop pass...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dumba's OT goal leads Wild over Predators 3-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Matt Dumba scored 22 seconds into overtime to give the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. Charlie Coyle had the other two goals for Minnesota, which won for the third time in four games. Roman Josi scored both goals for the Predators, who have lost three of four and five straight at home. Just after overtime began, Zach...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild at Predators

The Nashville Predators are headed in the wrong direction with the regular season winding down. The Minnesota Wild, on the other hand, are playing their best hockey at just the right time. Nashville tries to snap a season-worst four-game home skid Tuesday night against the Wild, who are on the verge of the longest road winning streak in franchise history. It looked as the though...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild-Predators Preview

The Nashville Predators are headed in the wrong direction with the regular season winding down. The Minnesota Wild, on the other hand, are playing their best hockey at just the right time. Nashville tries to snap a season-worst four-game home skid Tuesday night against the Wild, who are on the verge of the longest road winning streak in franchise history. It looked as the though...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mixed Results Out West

These days are tough on fans of the Nashville Predators. Some days it appears to be back to the team they know and love. Then you have 3rd period implosions like the one Sunday vs Anaheim. That causes heartburn and headaches. The question now is just what will this team be come playoffs? Let’s look back at the week that was first. Monday the West Coast roadie started vs the Arizona...
Via The Predatorial
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks come back from 2 goals down, beat Predators 4-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Kyle Palmieri scored the tying goal and Nate Thompson put the Ducks ahead 35 seconds later, leading Anaheim back from a two-goal deficit with a four-goal third period in a 4-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Sunday. Ryan Getzlaf scored early in the third and Cam Fowler added a power-play goal for the Ducks, who roared back from two scoreless periods...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Rick Nash end up Being the NHL’s Most Valuable Player?

Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators stops Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers on a breakaway attempt at Madison Square Garden on March 2, 2015 in New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images) Since February 8, the Rangers have one regulation loss. Compare that to the Toronto Maple Leafs who only have two regulation wins in that timeframe and the...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Recent Losing Streak Proves Rinne’s Success Will Determine Nashville’s Fate

  The Predators were in a rut. There’s no way around that statement. Being losers of the last six before last night’s win had many trying to point at what could have caused this abysmal stretch of games. Many factors are to blame, but the main answer is all star goalie Pekka Rinne had been a pedestrian goalie during that streak.   After garnering well deserved Hart and Vezina...
Via The Predatorial
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Domingue strong in net, but Coyotes lose in OT

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- James Neal put in a rebound of Seth Jones' shot 2:45 into overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes that snapped a season-worst, six-game skid on Monday night. Pekka Rinne made 27 saves to halt Nashville's losing streak. The Coyotes have lost 11 of 12 home games and 12 of 13 overall. A fight between Arizona's B.J. Crombeen...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators need OT to top Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- James Neal put in a rebound of Seth Jones' shot 2:45 into overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes that snapped a season-worst, six-game skid on Monday night. Pekka Rinne made 27 saves to halt Nashville's losing streak. The Coyotes have lost 11 of 12 home games and 12 of 13 overall. A fight between Arizona's B.J. Crombeen...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the NHL: Trouble in Music City

  View image | gettyimages.com Following a 5-2 home win against Colorado on February 24th, The Nashville Predators were a league best 41-13-7. Even more amazing. the Predators had lost just three home games in regulation and one additional game in a shootout. They were on top of the entire NHL with 89 points and looked like a lock for the Central Division crown. Fast forward...
Via Flyerdelphia
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Misery Loves Company, But Don’t Panic… Yet.

The Nashville Predators have experienced a first this season. An entire week with no points added. It’s the worst week of the season and many are glad it is over. Home games did not cure them. Better goaltending on Saturday did not cure them. At this point we are all searching to know what if anything can cure this team.   4 games last week. 4 losses of different varieties. 4...
Via The Predatorial
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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