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Predators players, coaches have strong showing in All-Star Game

Scoring 29 goals between both squads, Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette and his staff led Team Toews to a 17-12 victory over Team Foligno in the 2015 NHL All-Star Game on Sunday. Although Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne was unable to attend because of an injury sustained early in the month, teammates Shea Weber and Filip Forsberg both found the scoresheet, including...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Shea Weber wins hardest shot contest with 108.5 MPH shot

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber won the NHL All-Star Hardest Shot competition with a 108.5 MPH wrister.   “I’d get out of the way,” Phil Kessel told reporters after the contest. “I wouldn’t stand in front of that one.” Despite shooting 108.5, Weber didn’t break the NHL All-Star Hardest Shot record of 108.8, which is held by Boston Bruins defenseman...
Via Sports-Glory
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Around the NHL: All Star weekend

Making the All Star team is considered a great honor. This year it may be the kiss of death. There will be six players who were chosen to participate who are now out with injuries. Pekka Rinne, Jimmy Howard, Sergei Bobrovsky, Erik Johnson, Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby will all miss the game.  Rinne and Howard were both injured more than a week ago. The other four have only...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nashville Predators Exceeding Expectations

Alex Galchenyuk #27 of the Montreal Canadiens prepares to shot while being challenged by Seth Jones #3 of the Nashville Predators in the NHL game at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) With the first half of the NHL season already in the books, the Nashville Predators have emerged as one of the major surprise stories in the entire...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators send Marek Mazanec to AHL for All-Star break

  The Nashville Predators have reassigned goaltender Marek Mazanec to Milwaukee in the AHL. The Predators announced the move Wednesday. Nashville called up Mazanec on Jan. 15 to back up Carter Hutton with goalie Pekka Rinne out three to five weeks with an injured knee. But the Predators, who lost 2-1 in overtime at Montreal on Tuesday night, now are off for the All-Star weekend...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators send goalie Mazanec back to AHL for All-Star break

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have reassigned goaltender Marek Mazanec (MAIR-ehk muh-ZAN-ehk) to Milwaukee in the AHL. The Predators announced the move Wednesday. Nashville called up Mazanec on Jan. 15 to back up Carter Hutton with goalie Pekka Rinne out three to five weeks with an injured knee. But the Predators, who lost 2-1 in overtime at Montreal on Tuesday night...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Calder Race: Filip Forsberg vs. Aaron Ekblad

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Heading into the 2014-15 season, everyone had their favorites in the Calder Trophy race for the rookie of the year. Jonathan Drouin of the Tampa Bay Lightning was considered the golden boy, a prospect so elite that on his own he would have been a favorite even if he wasn’t a candidate to play with multi-time Rocket Richard winner Steven Stamkos...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should refs have to answer postgame questions?

  Nashville Predators center Mike Ribeiro isn’t exactly the most-liked guy in the hockey world. Though clearly a talented player, he’s made a name for himself as a selfish, me-first player. Fair or not, he’s also earned a reputation as a bit of a whiner. Still, he might be right with his comments regarding officials after last night’s 2-1 loss in Montreal. The game went...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Panic And Drop Petr Mrazek, You’ll Regret It

At this point in the season players start to break down and injuries tend to be more frequent. You may have suffered through the loss of guys like Jimmy Howard or Pekka Rinne recently so you’re keenly aware of the sting that comes with losing all-world players giving you all-world seasons. The increased likelihood and frequency of injuries means adding the right replacement at...
Via Razzball Hockey
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ups and the Downs

The Nashville Predators have found some adversity to deal with. Within the process of defeating the Vancouver Canucks 5-1, Pekka Rinne was injured with a sprained knee. The diagnosis was a 3-5 week recovery time. We will discuss this in point #5 below. So the week that was has a different feel than any other one this season. There was Rinne but then there was the emotion of Barry...
Via The Predatorial
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mrazek, Wings keep pushing toward top of Eastern Conference

One of the oldest -- and truest -- axioms in sports suggests it's not which opponents you're playing, but when you're playing them. So it was Saturday night for a Red Wings team returning home after a six-game, 16-day road trip, and on a bit of a roll. Their opponent: an even hotter team that rode a five-game win streak to the top of the NHL standings. Those standings aren't lying...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Carter Hutton hold the fort down for Predators?

For Predators goaltender Carter Hutton, the task at hand isn’t unfamiliar. For the next 3-5 weeks, the 29-year-old backup will be thrust into the No. 1 role. Pekka Rinne, the Vezina Trophy favorite, will be on the sidelines throughout that stretch after suffering a sprained knee in a game against the Canucks Tuesday. An infected […] The post Can Carter Hutton hold the fort down...
Via Along the Boards
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Predators-Red Wings Preview

The Detroit Red Wings finished their long road trip without Jimmy Howard and, apparently, without much need for him given the play of Petr Mrazek. The Nashville Predators hope to find the same dynamic following the injury to Pekka Rinne. Mrazek and the Red Wings will look for their third straight win Saturday night when they host a Nashville team seeking a sixth consecutive victory...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Network analyst Craig Button ridicules Carter Hutton, makes a fool of himself

NHL Network can be a pretty difficult channel to watch depending on the analysts in the room. Craig Button further proved that point after a ridiculous tirade against Nashville goaltender Carter Hutton. Suiting up in place of Pekka Rinne, Hutton was beaten twice over his shoulder by a couple of vintage Ovechkin blasts. Button blasted Hutton over his inability to stop Ovechkin...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Network analyst Craig Button ridicules Carter Hutton, makes a fool of himself

NHL Network can be a pretty difficult channel to watch depending on the analysts in the room. Craig Button further proved that point after a ridiculous tirade against Nashville goaltender Carter Hutton. Suiting up in place of Pekka Rinne, Hutton was beaten twice over his shoulder by a couple of vintage Ovechkin blasts. Button blasted Hutton over his inability to stop Ovechkin...
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

3 reasons why Predators will be just fine without Pekka Rinne

After a collision knocked him out of the game three nights ago, the Nashville Predators have been holding their breath on the status of goaltender Pekka Rinne and now the verdict is in: out 3-5 weeks with a knee strain. This is obviously a massive blow for the Predators. They’re currently leading the Central Division by four points and are tied with the Anaheim Ducks for the...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Reasons Why the Blackhawks are in Perfect Position to Take Control of the Central Division

As it stands right now, the Chicago Blackhawks sit four points behind the league leading Nashville Predators with a little less than half the season to go. While there have been a few surprises this season in the Western Conference, in the end, the greatest teams always end up coming out on top. Here are a few reasons why the Blackhawks are in the driver seat to take control of the...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne is making his return and other daily updates: March 3

The Predators will be getting Pekka Rinne back on Tuesday night, according to their Twitter feed. The Preds made a move by waiving recent acquisition Devan Dubnyk on Monday morning, so Rinne is definitely back. There was an interesting little tidbit from Darren Dreger yesterday about Stephane Robidas. Apparently Robi is still and interesting piece out the on the market....
Via Stars of Big D
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Goalie Halak Joins Tavares At NHL All-Star Game

The NHL acted swiftly this week to fill in the voids left behind at goaltending for the 2015 All-Star game in Columbus, as sudden injuries to both Nashville’s Pekka Rinne and Detroit’s Jimmy Howard presented serious roster challenges. On Thursday afternoon, the National Hockey League announced New York Islanders goaltender Jaroslav Halak (along with Pittsburgh Penguins netminder...
Via Islanders Insight
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne expected to miss 3-5 weeks

Pekka Rinne (knee) is expected to be sidelined for three-to-five weeks.That timetable was given after he visited with a doctor on Thursday. Pekka Rinne is slated to be re-evaluated after the All-Star break. Nashville brought up Marek Mazanec on Thursday to replace Rinne on the roster.He suffered a sprained knee in the third period of Nashville's 5-1 win over Vancouver on Tuesday...
Via Hockey Fan Land
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Vezina Favorite Rinne Out 3-5 Weeks, Mazanec Up From Ads

By Greg Moshopoulos@GreekGoalie35 The news could’ve been much worse, but the Nashville Predators revealed that starting goaltender Pekka Rinne suffered a grade II knee sprain and is expected to miss 3-5 weeks. Rinne was injured in the early stages of the 3rd period against Vancouver when he awkwardly collided with teammate Anton Volchenkov and Canucks forward Chris Higgins and did ...
Via Predneck Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins G Fleury added to All-Star game as injury replacement

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was selected to the All-Star game for the second time on Wednesday. The NHL tabbed Fleury as an injury replacement after Detroit's Jimmy Howard and Nashville's Pekka Rinne were injured. The 30-year-old Fleury leads the league with six shutouts and is fourth in wins (22), sixth in goals-against average (2.16) and seventh...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators Goalie Pekka Rinne To Miss All-Star Game, 3 To 5 Weeks With Injury

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has established himself as the leading candidate for the Vezina Trophy this season. Unfortunately for the Predators, who are tied with the Anaheim Ducks for the best record in the NHL, Rinne will miss the next three to five weeks because of a sprained knee. Pekka Rinne will miss the next 3 games and All-Star weekend with a sprained knee...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurt knee keeps Nashville goalie Rinne out for 3-5 weeks

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has a sprained knee that will keep him out for three to five weeks. The Predators announced the injury on Thursday and initially thought he'd miss three games plus the NHL All-Star weekend. The team updated the time away later Thursday, after the Finnish goaltender met with the team doctor. Rinne was hurt on Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL power rankings: Injury puts Preds in precarious position

Goalie Pekka Rinne is the biggest reason for the Predators' ascension in the NHL power rankings, but his lower-body injury suffered Tuesday is cause for concern in Nashville. The Blackhawks are right behind the Preds, and both New York teams are on the rise. 
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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