The National Hockey League Playoffs have begun, meaning there are 16 teams left battling it out for the Stanley Cup. 15 entire fan bases are left spectating without a stake in the outcome, and many fans may be looking to pledge their allegiance to a different team just for the playoffs, hoping that team will emerge victoriously.
In dealing with some leagues not running, other leagues managing around shutdowns and rescheduling, and everyone managing around their own health and isolation, it wasn’t an easy year to be a hockey prospect.
Get to know the opponent. As we get ready for the Nashville Predators to take on the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, we spoke to Andrew Schnittker of Canes Country about the upcoming series.
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The 56-game regular season is complete for the Nashville Predators, and now the focus shifts on avoiding another first-round playoff exit. The team is competing in their seventh-straight postseason, but are still in pursuit of that elusive first Stanley Cup.
Pekka Rinne of Kempele, Finland became the 19th goaltender in National Hockey League history on Monday to record 60 career regular season shutouts. Rinne achieved the mark in a 5-0 Nashville Predators win over the Carolina Hurricanes at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN.
The Seattle Kraken will have the opportunity to acquire a foundational piece of their roster from the Nashville Predators during the Expansion Draft. Due to Nashville’s depth on defence, they will be forced to expose some of their top forwards.
Juuse Saros of Forssa, Finland recorded his 14th career National Hockey League shutout on Saturday. Saros made 28 saves as the Nashville Predators beat the Dallas Stars 1-0 in overtime at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN.
He was considered at one point the #1 trade deadline target. Then the Nashville Predators started winning and GM David Poile essentially pulled him off the table with his astronomically high asking price.