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Gasol, Grizzlies withstand scare from Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Kevin Garnett was thrown out of the game, Marc Gasol went to work and Flip Saunders went looking for a rulebook. Gasol had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Mike Conley hit a big 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to lift the Memphis Grizzlies to a much-needed 101-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night. Gasol scored nine straight points in the final...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Play: Detroit finishes comeback, hands Preds second straight loss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For the first time this season, the Nashville Predators (41-15-7) dropped two straight games in regulation. The Detroit Red Wings (35-15-11) grabbed a two goal lead before scoring two unanswered in the third period to come out on top by a score of 4-3. It was only the sixth loss for the Predators on home ice; their fifth in regulation. SLAP SHOTS Opponents finding...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Slow-starting Grizzlies drop second straight game

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies dropped their second straight game, 97-79, on Friday to the Los Angeles Clippers. Memphis (41-16) cut a 15-point lead to five in the fourth quarter, but a hack-a-DeAndre-Jordan-rally fell short. It snapped a seven-game home win streak. THREE-POINT TAKE 1. Slow-starting starters never get it together At halftime, Grizzlies center Marc Gasol...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Franson, Santorelli providing immediate impact to Predators

Nashville, TN -- It's been nearly two weeks since Nashville dove head first into the trade market, acquiring both defenseman Cody Franson and forward Mike Santorelli from the Toronto Maple Leafs. Unfortunately for the Predators, they have only been able to utilize the duo in their past four games. However, in that same span against Philadelphia, Buffalo, Colorado and Minnesota, Nashville...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Play: Preds fall to Wild, suffer 4th regulation home loss

Nashville, Tenn. -- The Nashville Predators experienced a frustrating end to their modest two-game winning streak, falling to the Minnesota Wild at home on Thursday, 4-2. SLAP SHOTS 1. Defensive battle between two of the league's hottest teams Entering Thursday's game, the Wild were 7-2-1 in their previous 10 games while Nashville (41-14-7) was respectively 8-1-1.   In the early...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings grind out win over Grizzlies

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  -- Rudy Gay scored 28 points, DeMarcus Cousins finished with 16 points and nine rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings grinded out a 102-90 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Cousins overcame foul trouble -- and a confrontation with Grizzlies big man Zach Randolph -- to lead Sacramento's 10-0 spurt to start the fourth quarter. Cousins added six assists...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators down Avs to win NHL-best 35th game

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  -- Calle Jarnkrok, Craig Smith, Roman Josi and Filip Forsberg scored to help the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game homestand. Pekka Rinne made 18 saves in his NHL-best 35th win, and the Predators padded their lead atop the NHL standings with 89 points. Nashville also clinched the season series with its...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Grizzlies hold off Clippers

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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Grizzlies use furious rally to bounce Blazers on the road

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Marc Gasol scored 21 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a 98-92 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night. LaMarcus Aldridge was a late scratch for the Blazers because of a right thumb sprain. It was unclear how the four-time All-Star injured the thumb; he was out warming up with the team before...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Stalberg trying to stay positive through ups, downs of NHL hockey

Milwaukee, WI - After a span of seventeen seconds, Viktor Stalberg was on top of the world. The Chicago Blackhawks had just defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals on a warm June evening in Boston's TD Garden. Stalberg, who played a little over eight minutes for the Blackhawks that night, had just won his first Stanley Cup in his fourth year in the league...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators' six-game winning streak ends against Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders didn't let the NHL-leading Nashville Predators push them around in their last visit to Long Island. The last one in the regular season, at least. No, the Predators won't be back at Nassau Coliseum again unless these surprising upstart clubs march their way to a Stanley Cup finals matchup. As far-fetched as that might have seemed in October...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Martel Mailbag: Are Predators relying too much on young talent?

Welcome back for another edition of the Martel Mailbag here at FOX Sports Tennessee. This bi-weekly segment answers your questions, sent via email and Twitter, pertaining to the buzz surrounding the Nashville Predators. If you want to submit your question, please feel free to contact me with your thoughts and maybe you'll see your question posted in the near future. Let's get started...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Play: Nashville throttles San Jose for sixth straight win

Nashville, Tenn. -- Rattling off another win, the Nashville Predators (39-12-6) scored five unanswered goals against the San Jose Sharks (29-22-8) to collect their sixth straight win on top of Pekka Rinne's 42 save performance. SLAP SHOTS Ice storm causes havoc It's one thing to have a casual winter storm in mid-February, it's another to see it drop a couple inches of ice prior to...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Five key questions facing Grizzlies after All-Star break

Due to the extended NBA All-Star break, the Memphis Grizzles do not play again until Sunday at Portland -- and they won't play at home until Feb. 27 against the Clippers. Here are five post-break questions to ponder in the meantime. 1. How important is it to win the majority of the final 29 games? Look what happened in Oklahoma City before the All-Star break. Sure, the 16-point debacle...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

All-Star Game Review: Gasol shows some flash in West's win

After the first-ever brother-on-brother tip went to Bulls forward Pau Gasol (the first time brothers started an All-Star Game), the Grizzlies' Marc Gasol watched Eastern Conference starter John Wall throw an alley-oop to a hot-starting LeBron James for the first two explosive points. It was Gasol and the Western Conference that won 163-158 and as the teams exchanged long -- some...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators trade for Franson, Santorelli from Maple Leafs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nashville Predators already sit atop the NHL standings, and now they have a made a big move well before the trade deadline trying to boost their roster for the playoffs. The Predators announced a trade Sunday with Toronto that brings back defenseman Cody Franson and forward Mike Santorelli. In return, the struggling Maple Leafs receive Nashville's first-round...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators down Devils to win fifth straight

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  -- Colin Wilson scored the tiebreaking goal on a tic-tac-toe play with 3:27 left, leading Nashville to a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night for the Predators' fifth straight win. Craig Smith added an insurance goal when he swatted a shot between Cory Schneider's legs with 2:21 left. Matt Cullen gave Nashville a 1-0 lead in the first period...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

In contract years, Fisher and Ribeiro excelling in Laviolette's offense-friendly system

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- This year the Predators will see two of their players enter into the fairly exclusive "Over 35" club: Mike Fisher and Mike Ribeiro. Nashville's newest members will find themselves looking at possible free agency this summer as their contracts expire. While talks to get Fisher and Ribeiro both signed before the season ends appear to already be underway, both veterans...
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February 13, 2015  |  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...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Grizzlies head to all-star break with loss to Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant scored 26 points and Russell Westbrook added 24 to help the Thunder defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 105-89 on Wednesday night. Nick Collison had season highs of 15 points and nine rebounds and Dion Waiters added 11 points for Oklahoma City, which has won five of six heading into the All-Star break. The Thunder held the Grizzlies to 37 percent shooting....
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Grizzlies stay hot, beat former coach

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies led by as many as 22 and beat former coach Lionel Hollins' Brooklyn Nets 95-86 on Tuesday. The game wasn't truly decided until Marc Gasol grabbed an offensive rebound in the final minute. It led to two of Zach Randolph's game-high 19 points after the Nets (21-31) cut the lead to seven. The Grizzlies play at Oklahoma City on Wednesday before...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Highlights: Predators put on a show in SO win

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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Grizzlies rise to challenge of toppling red-hot Hawks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. --€“ The Memphis Grizzlies bounced back from a shocking loss at Minnesota with a 94-88 win against the NBA's best team -- the Atlanta Hawks. Here are three takeaways from a game that has Memphis (38-13) in position to post 40 victories before the All-Star break: THREE-POINT TAKE 1. Telekinetic Tony took the ball from Kyle Korver If there was a question of how Tony...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Play: Predators beat Rangers on top of Ribeiro's 700th point

Nashville, Tenn. -- Coming off a tough loss on Thursday night, the Nashville Predators (34-12-6) benefited off a Mike Ribeiro slapshot in the third period to seal the game against the New York Rangers (30-16-4) and win 3-2 in an afternoon tilt at Bridgestone Arena. SLAP SHOTS 1. Rebounding after a tough loss Whether or not the third period in Thursday night's loss to Anaheim was...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE superstar Bryan plays game show host at Memphis children's hospital

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A whisker from Daniel Bryan's beard fell to the floor of the "Room of Magic" inside Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. Hosting a trivia question game show that went live to all 12 floors of the hospital on Friday, the WWE superstar put a whisker on the line during one of the questions. When the correct answer to the peculiar "Doctor Who" question came from a patient...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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