There’s something about road games for the Predators. Their offense becomes better, their defense appears more stout. And most importantly, they win.
Nashville picked up its third straight victory away from Bridgestone Arena on Friday — a 3-2 win over Central Division rival Chicago at the United Center.
Nashville went from its back-to-back against Ottawa and Buffalo — both...
The Predators denied the Blackhawks of two winnable points by standing them up in their own building on Friday night. Nashville, who has been on the road since Saturday, is now on a three game winning streak, but lasts nights victory has definitely been the most impressive of their journey. They put on a very well rounded game - with goals from three different skaters - and successfully...
The Predators headed into Monday’s game against Ottawa desperate for just one goal.
Three in one period seemed unfathomable for this offensively challenged team.
But even that eye-opening outburst — three second-period goals in a span of 9:12 — was almost not enough for the Predators, as Nashville blew a three-goal, third-period lead before rebounding for a 4-3 overtime victory...
The Nashville Predators needed this one. And two young defensemen gave it to them.
In front of 19,063 at Canadian Tire Centre, the Preds beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 in overtime. Pekka Rinne made 34 saves en route to his first victory since October 19. Nashville is now 24-2-5 when they score three or more goals this season.
After a scoreless opening frame, the Preds mounted a three...
Imagine this scene: the backdrop of the Nashville skyline with a body of water so frozen that people can grab some sticks and lace up their skates. In other words, imagine pond hockey on the Cumberland River.
Recently, we’ve seen it in Akron, Ohio. We’ve seen it in Carmel, Indiana. We’ve even seen it as close as St. Louis, Missouri. But could we ever see it Nashville?
The Nashville Predators already had plenty of offensive defensemen. Besides cornerstone player Shea Weber, they had Roman Josi, Seth Jones, Mattias Ekholm and power-play specialist Ryan Ellis coming along nicely.So why did they add still another young offensive defenseman in Michael Del Zotto? The team moved the older and less-skilled Kevin Klein to get him, which makes sense for...
The Nashville Predators fell to the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena, but not before nearly charging back from a four-goal deficit.
In Devan Dubnyk’s debut in net for the Predators, Nashville went down 3-0 very early in the first period and for most of the game never threatened.
With twelve minutes left in the game, Colorado held a 5-1 lead over the...
Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators Wells Fargo Center, Game 48, Home Game 21 FINAL SCORE: Predators 4 | Flyers 3 SHOTS: Predators 37 | Flyers 30 The Orange Update Standout Stars 1) Shea Weber (1G, 2A) 2) Wayne Simmonds (1G, 2A) 3) Ryan Ellis (Shootout winner) The starting lineup for Philadelphia: LW- Scott Hartnell | C- […]
Ryan Ellis has been playing very well for the Predators lately and is arguably playing the best hockey of his career. Here's our story on how that's happened so far this season...
On the back of a two-point game from defenseman Ryan Ellis, the Nashville Predators downed the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena.
In the opening minute of the third period, Ellis broke a 1-1 stalemate with a rocket from the point that beat Flames netminder Karri Ramo to give Nashville the lead.
“Our forwards did a good job driving the net, which as a defenseman...
Undeterred by his scoring drought, Ryan Ellis just kept shooting and it paid off Tuesday night.
Ellis ended a 42-game scoring drought by notching the first of Nashville's three third-period goals and added an assist to lead the Predators to a 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.
Shea Weber scored in the first period, Craig Smith and Viktor Stalberg followed...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Ryan Ellis ended a 42-game scoring drought by notching the first of Nashville's three third-period goals and added an assist to lead the Predators to a 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.
Shea Weber scored in the first period, Craig Smith and Viktor Stalberg followed Ellis with goals in the third, and David Legwand had three assists to help...
The Associated Press Ryan Ellis ended a 42-game scoring drought by notching the first of Nashville's three third-period goals and added an assist to lead the Predators to a 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.
Shea Weber scored in the first period, Craig Smith and Viktor Stalberg followed Ellis with goals in the third, and David Legwand had three assists to...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2014
In the overtime session, Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis delivers a textbook check on Ottawa Senators forward Kyle Turris.
Kids? This is how it’s done. Enjoy.
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PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Fuqua (used with permission)
The Nashville Predators held their second annual Preds and Pins event at Hillwood Strike & Spare on Monday night. Defensemen Ryan Ellis, Seth Jones and Mattias Ekholm were there, forward Filip Forsberg and goaltender Pekka Rinne were in attendance and even a handful of celebrities partook in the festivities.
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Shea Weber is out with an upper-body injury and Kevin Klein is out with a lower-body injury. As a result, the blueline of the Nashville Predators will consist of Roman Josi, Seth Jones, Ryan Ellis, Victor Bartley, Mattias Ekholm and Milwaukee Admirals call-up Joe Piskula.
Here are some eye-opening stats about tonight’s defense corps:
* Only one of them has more than 100 NHL games...
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When Ryan Ellis was drafted in the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Nashville Predators fans were in outrage. The team was coming off their first season not in the playoffs since 2003. The Preds also had spent a 2nd straight season without bonafide offensive talent in the wings - a growing concern at the time.
The expectation was...
Most of the time, coach Barry Trotz provides very thorough responses to questions about the Predators.
He doesn’t mind talking about strategy, personnel changes, scheduling challenges and whatever else the media ask him.
That wasn’t the case Tuesday, however, when Trotz was asked how Roman Josi’s return this week from a concussion will affect some of the other defensemen...
Welcome to the inaugural edition of a feature that will hopefully be a regular here at The Predatorial!
Going forward, I will be providing a general synopsis of how the Nashville Predators fared in their most recent contest, from an advanced statistics perspective. If you’re looking for information on the statistics examined, please refer to the guide that I wrote on the subject...
The goals came back and so did the Predators.
Nashville rallied from a one-goal deficit as Ryan Ellis scored early in the third period for a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday nigh tin front of 17113 at Bridgestone Arena.
Ellis beat Evgeni Nabokov low to the pad side on a slap shot for his first goal of the season giving Nashville a 3-2 lead early in the third period...
Barry Trotz Postgame Press Conference
Tonight’s Three Stars (voted by the Nashville media):
1) Seth Jones
2) Ryan Ellis
3) Patric Hornqvist
Tonight’s Three Stars (how The Predatorial voted):
1) Ryan Ellis
2) Seth Jones
3) Kyle Okposo
1) Ryan Ellis
2) Seth Jones
3) Patric Hornqvist
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At 22, it would be beyond unfair to refer to Ryan Ellis as a “bust”.
However, his career has not yet had the rapid trajectory that many anticipated. Drafted in the first round, eleventh overall in the 2009 NHL Draft, Ellis came into the organization with high expectations.
Those expectations only grew when Ellis’ performance in juniors went from solid to extraordinary. When...
The Nashville Predators are Ground Zero for defensemen development this season. Not only is new assistant coach Phil Housley trying to take Ryan Ellis to take that final step to become an impact defenseman, he will grooming elite prospects Mattias Ekholm and Seth Jones as well.Ekholm was outstanding for Milwaukee of the American Hockey League, scoring 10 goals, adding 22 assists...
The Nashville Predators added some decent mid-level scoring with Matt Cullen and Viktor Stalberg, players who should offset the trading of Martin Erat late last season. Their defense should be adept at moving the puck with Ryan Ellis learning from new assistant coach Phil Housley and elite prospects Seth Jones and Mattias Ekholm also in development.But there is plenty of work to...
It is that time of the offseason when meaningful transactions are dead and fans are just waiting for hockey to return in full force this October. The Nashville Predators will hit the ice to start their eighty-two game season on the road in St. Louis October 3. There will be a lot happening during this 2013-14 campaign and here are six predictions for the Predators this year.