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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
9 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
10 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
10 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Talbot, Stopgap or Savior?

Matt Cullen #7, Taylor Beck #41, Victor Bartley #64 and Mike Santorelli #10 of the Nashville Predators celebrate in the corner behind Cam Talbot #33 of the New York Rangers after scoring a goal in the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Cam Talbot, a Canadian born goaltender started his hockey career playing in college at the University...
Via The Sports Journal
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Neal scores overtime winner, leads Predators over Lightning

  James Neal scored at 4:27 of overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Seth Jones and Taylor Beck also scored for Nashville, which has three straight and five of its past six. Brett Connolly and Nikita Kucherov had the goals for Tampa Bay, which has lost two of three. With time winding down in overtime, Neal beat Lightning...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Neal's OT winner leads Predators over Lightning 3-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) James Neal scored at 4:27 of overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Seth Jones and Taylor Beck also scored for Nashville, which has three straight and five of its past six. Brett Connolly and Nikita Kucherov had the goals for Tampa Bay, which has lost two of three. With time winding down in overtime...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning give up goal in final seconds of OT, fall on road to Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- James Neal scored at 4:27 of overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Seth Jones and Taylor Beck also scored for Nashville, which has three straight and five of its past six. Brett Connolly and Nikita Kucherov had the goals for Tampa Bay, which has lost two of three. With time winding down in overtime...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning give up goal in final seconds of OT, fall on road to Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- James Neal scored at 4:27 of overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Seth Jones and Taylor Beck also scored for Nashville, which has three straight and five of its past six. Brett Connolly and Nikita Kucherov had the goals for Tampa Bay, which has lost two of three. With time winding down in overtime...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Will the Nashville Predators be Buyers at the Deadline?

Taylor Beck #41 of the Nashville Predators screens goalie Frederik Andersen #31 of the Anaheim Ducks during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. (Mandatory Credit: John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) Going into Thursday’s matchup between the top two teams in the Western Conference, Nashville, and Anaheim, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the concept...
Via The Sports Journal
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators 3 – Minnesota Wild 1

Optimistic Thoughts: These two teams clearly don’t send each other Christmas cards as the physicality was everywhere in the second half of the game. Taylor Beck and Matt Cullen returned to the lineup, and Anton Volchenkov’s number was called as Ryan Ellis is out with a lower body injury. The Predators opened the scoring with yet another great play Colin Wilson to feed Mike Fisher...
Via The Predatorial
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators send Salomaki to minors after goal in NHL debut

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have reassigned forward Miika Salomaki (MEE-kah SA-loh-MA-kee) to the minors a day after he scored a goal in his NHL debut. The Predators said Friday that Salomaki was going back to Milwaukee of the American Hockey League. The 21-year-old from Finland scored off a rebound of his own shot on a breakaway in Nashville's 3-2 overtime win...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Ekman-Larsson wants to be a plus in Coyotes' negative season

Predators (18-7-2) at Coyotes (10-15-3) When: Thursday, 7 p.m. Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale TV: FOX Sports Arizona Injuries: Coyotes: F David Moss (upper body) is expected to play. D Brandon Gormley (lower body) is day to day and could return Saturday against Minnesota. Predators: F Taylor Beck (concussion) is day to day. F Viktor Stalberg (lower body) is on IR. GLENDALE, Ariz...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators 2, Blue Jackets 1

Notes: Props to Columbus goalie Curtis McElhinney, who stopped 40 of 42 shots and bailed the Blue Jackets out on several occasions. The Preds controlled the majority of the game, firing off 20 shots on goal in the first period alone. Columbus was able to sink their lone goal seconds after the end of a 5-on-3 as Taylor Beck was returning to the ice, but the Preds were able to wrangle...
Via The Predatorial
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators-Senators Preview

The unexpected leaders in the Central Division, the Nashville Predators are rolling following one of their best performances in franchise history. The Predators look for another impressive offensive display Thursday night, when they visit the sputtering Ottawa Senators looking to win for the sixth time in seven games. Nashville (12-4-2) missed the playoffs in each of the past two...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Hits In The Pacific Division Thus Far In 2014-2015

It might be early in the season but there is no shortage of bone shaking and jaw dropping hits in the National Hockey League’s Pacific Divison. This past week we saw the first of four meetings between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks which left us wanting more and Dustin Brown looking forward to the next time they see each other. There has also been plenty of great hits...
Via Beyond The Benches
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaky Leafs goalies give up nine goals in loss to Predators

  Jonathan Bernier lasted all of 20 minutes while Pekka Rinne continued his early-season dominance as the Nashville Predators hammered the Toronto Maple Leafs 9-2 at the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday. The Maple Leafs goaltender, who had allowed only three goals in his previous two starts, gave up that many in the first period alone -- two of them to Taylor Beck -- before he was relieved...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators 9 – Toronto Maple Leafs 2

Optimistic Thoughts: How’s that for a fast start! The Predators jumped all over the Maple Leafs and didn’t look back. An absolute thrashing of Toronto on their home ice. Nashville’s 1st line came into the night scoring 50% of the team’s goals so far this year, but it was a full team effort tonight especially with the fourth line being credited with three goals. Taylor Beck...
Via The Predatorial
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith scores twice, leads Predators to win over Oilers

  Craig Smith scored twice and the Nashville Predators rebounded from their first regulation loss of the season with a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. Shea Weber and Taylor Beck also scored and Pekka Rinne made 26 saves to help Nashville improve to 6-1-2 in the first game of a six-game trip. Taylor Hall scored for Edmondton. The Oilers had won four straight...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith leads Predators past Oilers, 4-1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Craig Smith scored twice and the Nashville Predators rebounded from their first regulation loss of the season with a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. Shea Weber and Taylor Beck also scored and Pekka Rinne made 26 saves to help Nashville improve to 6-1-2 in the first game of a six-game trip. Taylor Hall scored for Edmonton. The Oilers...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators 4- Edmonton Oilers 1

Optimistic Thoughts: How about the new 2nd line? Matt Cullen was slotted into the line tonight with his season debut and brought instant success. The 2nd line had been criticized the past few games for being relatively quiet but turned that around by being the best line on the ice all night long.With 4 points total among them in tonight’s game alone, Roy, Smith, and Cullen could...
Via The Predatorial
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators 4, Dallas Stars 1

Two games into the season, the Predators are looking very much like the team fans have been longing for. Fast, aggressive and offensively relentless seems to be the name of the game under new head coach Peter Laviolette’s system, which will come as a breath of fresh air to fans who were growing tired of the dump and chase, endless puck cycling strategy employed by Barry Trotz....
Via The Predatorial
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators Practice Update – October 11th, 2014

Just over 36 hours removed from their opening night win against the Ottawa Senators, the Nashville Predators took the ice at Bridgestone Arena Saturday morning in preparation for their division opener against the Dallas Stars that night. “They play an aggressive system. Just looking at the coach and having knowledge from him in Buffalo and all of the years in Buffalo, there is...
Via The Predatorial
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators Practice Update – October 8th, 2014

Nashville took to the ice this morning at Bridgestone Arena in their last official practice before the season begins. With tomorrow’s morning skate the last on-ice session before their 7:00pm start time against the Ottawa Senators that evening, the Predators carried an up-tempo energy level throughout their practice. While maintaining a very strict routine throughout their...
Via The Predatorial
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

With roster set, what are the likely lines come Thursday night?

On Tuesday, the Predators finalized their official roster for opening night. Placing Matt Cullen and Viktor Stalberg on injured reserve, and designating Mike Fisher as a non-roster player due to his offseason Achilles rupture, Nashville is set on 22 players going into Thursday’s game against the Senators: Forwards (13) Taylor Beck Gabriel Bourque Rich Clune Filip Forsberg Paul...
Via The Predatorial
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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