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Hello Playoffs Our Old Friend

The Nashville Predators have only 5 regular season games remaining. They are in the hunt still for the Central Division crown. Their play this week has proven they aren’t going anywhere. The slump is over and this team has returned to the ways that had them winning so much earlier this year. 4 games this past week including the last back-to-back of the season and last Eastern Conference...
Via The Predatorial
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Playoffs clinched, Predators target more with 5 games left

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have taken care of their first goal and are back in the playoffs for the first time in three years. With five games left, they have their sights set on much more. ''Certainly it was a goal to get back in the playoffs,'' Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said after a 5-2 loss to Calgary on Sunday. ''It's a goal for us to continue to finish...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators Threaten Blackhawks Fans Again, Seriously.

Holy ****, now this is getting real depressing. As you can tell I am really having a tough time right now trying to decide what is more pathetic: the fact that I am writing about the Nashville Predators, the armpit organization of the National Hockey League, for an astonishing SIXTH TIME this season…..or that after countless failed attempts at dissuading Blackhawks fans from...
Via Sports Mockery
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flames-Predators Preview

Peter Laviolette has taken a Nashville Predators club that missed the playoffs the previous two seasons under the only coach it had ever known and turned it into a viable contender in his first season. Bob Hartley didn't conjure up that immediate success when he was named Calgary's coach in 2012, but he may be a few victories away from guiding the Flames to their first postseason...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators down Caps, clinch playoff berth

WASHINGTON (AP) Filip Forsberg scored during a three-goal first period and had two assists as the Nashville Predators became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Mattias Ekholm, Mike Fisher and Forsberg, a first-round pick by Washington in 2012, scored during a 5-minute span midway through the first...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Host Preds in Matinee Affair

The Nashville Predators are in town and they're looking to sweep the regular season series against the Washington Capitals.
Via Capitals Outsider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolts Lose To Rinne And Predators 3-2

The Tampa Bay Lightning were looking to claim a playoff spot and set the franchise record for wins as they took on the Nashville Predators tonight at Amalie Arena. Despite outshooting Nashville 30-19, Tampa Bay couldn’t solve goalie Pekka Rinne in the third period to finish off another comeback win. The Bolts now head off on a five game road trip, starting in Detroit against the...
Via Lightning Shout
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Prospects Are Exciting, But Caution Is Key

The past two Predator games have shown us a glimpse into the future with two promising prospects being called up from Milwaukee due to a rash of minor injuries at the big club. Viktor Arvidsson debuted on Saturday night with Colin Wilson being sidelined. On Tuesday, Matt Cullen and Viktor Stalberg fell to the injury bug during the day which in turn gave Kevin Fiala his shot at the...
Via The Predatorial
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Prednecknation Radio AM Edition 3-25-15

Crazy Charlie & Dan D Bradley break down everything in the world of the Nashville Predators. This was a special edition of the show in Morning Drive!
Via Predneck Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Anton Volchenkov is a necessity in Nashville

David Poile signed Anton Volchenkov to a one-year deal as the offseason was drawing to a close. But why did Poile go out and ink Volchenkov and then as the trade deadline approached, go out and use a first round pick to acquire Cody Franson? A case could be made that the Predators are a […] The post Why Anton Volchenkov is a necessity in Nashville appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Questioning the Oath—What’s at Stake with Becoming a Smashville Citizen?

By: Miranda Martin This morning, the Nashville Predators unveiled their new “Citizen of Smashville” oath, assumingly to be a pledge of allegiance to the Nashville Predators fanbase into the playoffs. The oath is as follows: “As proud citizens of Smashville, we vow to show our gold, wave our rally towels, and be the loudest fans in the NHL. In Gold ...
Via Predneck Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Zone Starts, Corsi, and the Percentages

Matthew Coller has an interesting article on Puck Prospectus about Shea Weber and his poor Relative Corsi. His conclusion was that Weber’s poor Relative Corsi is largely due to his playing time with Paul Gaustad in which he posted a very poor CF% along with having a very heavy defensive zone start. His conclusion was that Weber’s poor [...] The post Zone Starts, Corsi, and...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the recent Nashville skid just a blip on the radar?

After a tremendous start, the Nashville Predators have hit the skids. Is this just a blip on the radar? Were the first 55 games or so of the season the real Preds or does the truth of this team lie somewhere in between? Before the season started most analysts had the Predators as a team looking […] The post Is the recent Nashville skid just a blip on the radar? appeared first...
Via Along the Boards
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Recent Losing Streak Proves Rinne’s Success Will Determine Nashville’s Fate

  The Predators were in a rut. There’s no way around that statement. Being losers of the last six before last night’s win had many trying to point at what could have caused this abysmal stretch of games. Many factors are to blame, but the main answer is all star goalie Pekka Rinne had been a pedestrian goalie during that streak.   After garnering well deserved Hart and Vezina...
Via The Predatorial
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville’s Losing Streak Will Benefit Them in the Long Run

Ryan Ellis #4 of the Nashville Predators wrestles with Adam Lowry #17 of the Winnipeg Jets during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on March 7, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) Although spring is around the corner for most Americans right now, an ice-cold draft has recently hit Nashville. Losers of their last six games, the Nashville Predators...
Via The Sports Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the NHL: Trouble in Music City

  View image | Following a 5-2 home win against Colorado on February 24th, The Nashville Predators were a league best 41-13-7. Even more amazing. the Predators had lost just three home games in regulation and one additional game in a shootout. They were on top of the entire NHL with 89 points and looked like a lock for the Central Division crown. Fast forward...
Via Flyerdelphia
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nashville Predators Drop Sixth Straight

Seth Jones #3 of the Nashville Predators battles for the puck against Lee Stempniak #20 of the Winnipeg Jets during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on March 7, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Mandatory Credit: John Russell/NHLI zia Gety Images) It hasn’t been a great two-week stretch of late for the Nashville Predators, and yesterday saw much of the same take place in front of...
Via The Sports Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher Welcome Son Isaiah Michael (Photo)

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher are the proud new parents of a little country-singing, hockey-playing baby boy. The country superstar and the Nashville Predators forward welcomed their first child, Isaiah Michael Fisher, on Friday, Feb. 27. Underwood took to Twitter to share the news and an adorable picture of the newborn on Tuesday. Tiny hands and tiny feet...God has blessed...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Were Santorelli and Franson enough for the Predators?

With the trade deadline done and gone, were the recent additions of Mike Santorelli and Cody Franson enough to push Nashville in to serious Stanley Cup contention? The early vote, because of the recent play of the Predators, would be no. Will Franson and Santorelli find their niche and fit in with a team that […] The post Were Santorelli and Franson enough for the Predators? appeared...
Via Along the Boards
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Perhaps the Nashville Predators’ Power Play Isn’t a Problem

Cody Franson #44 celebrates a goal with Craig Smith #15 of the Nashville Predators against the Minnesota Wild during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on February 26, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Mandatory Credit: John Russell/Getty Images) Everyone who knows anything about hockey knows how important the power play is. Or do they? The Nashville Predators have been the best team...
Via The Sports Journal
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...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumored NYR Trade Target Off The Board

BREAKING: The #leafs have trade Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli to Nashville for first-round pick, prospects. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 15, 2015 First off… the Nashville Predators. Cup favorites? I digress… Santorelli was a rare plus player on a bad Maple Leafs team that could have solved a few problems down the middle of the Rangers’ lineup. He also saw...
Via NY Rangers Blog
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Mike Ribeiro robbed by the toe of Andrei Vasilevskiy

Andrei Vasilevskiy hasn’t seen too much work in Tampa Bay behind Ben Bishop, but he’s been outstanding in the few starts he has seen. That high level of play continued against the Nashville Predators as he made an unreal toe save on Mike Ribeiro. Via @myregularface: The post GIF: Mike Ribeiro robbed by the toe of Andrei Vasilevskiy appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Carter Hutton’s No-Look Stick Save Might Be Best Stop Of NHL Season (Video)

You’ve gotta be good to be lucky and lucky to be good, and Carter Hutton was both Tuesday night. The Nashville Predators goalie turned in what might be the NHL’s save of the season so far in an eventual 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Making things even more impressive, Hutton’s jaw-dropping stop came in the third period with the game on the line. With the Preds clinging...
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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