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Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. Nashville

The New York Rangers (38-17-6) take on the Nashville Predators (41-15-7) at MSG tonight starting at 7 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG  Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-Zuccarello Kreider-Stepan- St.Louis Hagelin-Hayes-Miller Glass-D.Moore-Fast McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Yandle-Klein Goalie match-up:  Cam Talbot – 12-6-3, 2...
Via NY Rangers Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Smashville: This Year’s Predators Conjuring Parallels to 2006-07 Team

Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators fires a slapshot against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period at Bridgestone Arena on February 24, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Mandatory Credit: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) The Nashville Predators (41-15-7, 89 points) are currently coasting through their best regular season since their 2006-07 season and it’s not just their...
Via The Sports Journal
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings end road trip with 4-3 win at Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tomas Tatar broke a tie on a power play at 9:06 of the third period in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Tatar carried the puck toward the Nashville net and fired a backhander that deflected off Predators defenseman Roman Josi's stick and past goalie Pekka Rinne. Tatar leads the Red Wings with 25 goals. Alexey Marchenko...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings end road trip with 4-3 win at Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tomas Tatar broke a tie on a power play at 9:06 of the third period in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Tatar carried the puck toward the Nashville net and fired a backhander that deflected off Predators defenseman Roman Josi's stick and past goalie Pekka Rinne. Tatar leads the Red Wings with 25 goals. Alexey Marchenko...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings wrap up road trip today at Nashville

Losing at Bridgestone Arena has been a rarity for the Nashville Predators this season. Dropping two in a row at home has been near-unthinkable. The league-leading Predators will look to avoid that outcome Saturday (2:30 p.m. pregame, 3 p.m. face-off on FOX Sports Detroit) when they host a Detroit Red Wings club that's wrapping up a six-game trip. Nashville (41-14-7) is an NHL-best...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings wrap up road trip today at Nashville

Losing at Bridgestone Arena has been a rarity for the Nashville Predators this season. Dropping two in a row at home has been near-unthinkable. The league-leading Predators will look to avoid that outcome Saturday (2:30 p.m. pregame, 3 p.m. face-off on FOX Sports Detroit) when they host a Detroit Red Wings club that's wrapping up a six-game trip. Nashville (41-14-7) is an NHL-best...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Predators Preview

Losing at Bridgestone Arena has been a rarity for the Nashville Predators this season. Dropping two in a row at home has been near-unthinkable. The league-leading Predators will look to avoid that outcome Saturday when they host a Detroit Red Wings club that's wrapping up a six-game trip. Nashville (41-14-7) is an NHL-best 26-4-1 at home but fell 4-2 to Minnesota on Thursday, snapping...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Best and worst from the NHL: Week 22

Another week has passed in the NHL and the world kept turning. Trades have been made, extensions have been signed and fans have aired their grievances. All is right and I am here to show you some of the best of the week that was. Have any tips? Feel free to email me at: sblaze17@gmail.com Best: Shea Weber… Oral Surgeon? “Don’t tell Dad he kissed me.” Shea Weber is a man...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Best and worst from the NHL: Week 22

Another week has passed in the NHL and the world kept turning. Trades have been made, extensions have been signed and fans have aired their grievances. All is right and I am here to show you some of the best of the week that was. Have any tips? Feel free to email me at: sblaze17@gmail.com Best: Shea Weber… Oral Surgeon? “Don’t tell Dad he kissed me.” Shea Weber is a man...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators overpower Avalanche in Nashville

The Colorado Avalanche came out flat and got beat down, 5-2, by the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. Pekka Rinne was hardly tested as the Avalanche (26-24-11) mustered just eight shots in the first 40 minutes. The Predators (41-13-7) have now won six straight at home – allowing only seven goals in those contests. They improved to 23-1-3 when leading after...
Via Mile High Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Nashville Predators Truly the NHL’s Best Team?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Pekka...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators acquire Cody Franson: ‘Nashville has always felt like home to me’

The Nashville Predators acquired defenseman Cody Franson and center Mike Santorelli in a trade Sunday with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Predators sent Olli Jokinen, Brendan Leipsic and a 2015 1st-round pick to Toronto. Franson was a third-round draft pick of the Preds in 2005 and was traded to Toronto in 2011. “I’m extremely excited, Nashville has always felt like home...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Is This The Best Predator’s Team…..Ever?

The Nashville Predators have exceeded expectations beyond everyone’s imagination so far this season. With a record of 37-12-6 with 27 games left to play, it’s a wonderful time to be a fan. The team is leading the central division and on pace for an incredible franchise record of 119 points. This season’s success brings up an intriguing topic. Could we be witnessing the best...
Via The Predatorial
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Play: Nashville wins fourth in a row, beats Winnipeg 3-1

Nashville, Tenn. -- Collecting their fourth win in a row, the Nashville Predators (37-12-6) benefited from two power play goals and a three-point night from captain Shea Weber to defeat the Winnipeg Jets (28-19-10) by a score of 3-1 in front of a near-capacity crowd at Bridgestone Arena. SLAP SHOTS Dodging a bullet Already down Ryan Ellis and Mattias Ekholm, the Predators dodged...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Ahead to the Second Half

The Nashville Predators headed into the All-Star break in the driver’s seat of the Central Division. Their 65 points in 45 games also places them 2nd in the NHL behind Anaheim who has 68 points although they’ve played 47 games, two more than the Preds. This past week the Preds had one game, a Tuesday night affair in Montreal. They were seeking to prevent losing back to back games...
Via The Predatorial
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Shea Weber Rips Slapshot 108.5 MPH, Second Hardest Shot Ever

With no Zdeno Chara in the Hardest Shot Competition this year, it was Shea Weber’s contest to lose. After hilariously missing the net on his first try, he ripped his second shot 108.5 MPH into the net. This is second only to Zdeno Chara, who hit 108.8 MPH in the last All-Star Game Skills Competition. […] The post Shea Weber Rips Slapshot 108.5 MPH, Second Hardest Shot Ever appeared...
Via Diehardsport
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Shea Weber's rocket shot leaves NHL All-Stars in awe

In an arena where a cannon is customarily fired when the home team scores a goal, Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber fittingly blasted a shot so hot it left some of the NHL's best with their mouths agape. While hardest shot king Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara isn't at this year's NHL All-Star Game Weber almost took his crown in Saturday night's skills competition at...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 24, 2015  |  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
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The #1 Team in Your Hearts and in the Standings

The Nashville Predators have forced the NHL to take note of them. With the All-Star announcements out and mid-season award articles out they have officially become a known team. They were the first to hit 60 points and they’ll be the last to lose their 10th one in regulation. Simply put, they are as good as you can hope for at the moment. That’s with injuries too. So, how was...
Via The Predatorial
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke cross-checks Shea Weber in the face

Old Matt Cooke appeared on Saturday night when he cross-checked Shea Weber in the face after exchanging words with the defenseman. The two men went to cross-check each other, but Cooke’s stick elevated and caught Weber directly in the face. Ouch. Weber wasn’t too happy and instantly dropped the mitts. All Cooke could do was shy away from the barrage of punches. You really can’t...
Via Bloguin Best
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke cross-checks Shea Weber in the face

Old Matt Cooke appeared on Saturday night when he cross-checked Shea Weber in the face after exchanging words with the defenseman. The two men went to cross-check each other, but Cooke’s stick elevated and caught Weber directly in the face. Ouch. Weber wasn’t too happy and instantly dropped the mitts. All Cooke could do was shy away from the barrage of punches. You really can’t...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Weber scores 17 seconds into OT as Predators down Stars

  Shea Weber scored his second goal of the game 17 seconds into overtime, and the Nashville Predators beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Thursday night. The Predators also tied Anaheim for the most points in the NHL while improving to 16-2-1 at home. Miikka Salomaki scored in his NHL debut. Roman Josi had two assists. Jason Spezza and Trevor Daley each scored for Dallas, which was 4-1...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators 3, Stars 2

Notes: Nashville came out strong in the first period, setting the pace and controlling the puck well. Shea Weber put the Preds up first with a huge slapshot from the blue line. Roman Josi picked up his 100th career point with an assist on the play. The second period was more back-and-forth with good chances for both teams. Down 2-1, the Stars put together a volley to close out...
Via The Predatorial
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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