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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
5 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

3rd and 4th lines power Wild to 4-2 win in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 08: Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild skates against Craig Smith #15 of the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on October 8, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) Well considering that things didn’t go quite accordingly to plan on Tuesday night against Edmonton, tonight needs to be a re-set game. Tonight is the...
Via State of Hockey News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

3 Nashville Predators Who Could Be Traded Before Deadline

With the NHL season nearing the homestretch, many Stanley Cup contenders will be willing to make moves to bolster their rosters before playoff time. With the Predators recently making moves to acquire Michael Santorelli and Cody Franson, David Poile made a big statement to the rest of the league. The scary part? Poile may not be done dealing yet. 1. Matt Cullen View image...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

An Early Look At Stanley Cup Contenders

The Nashville Predators are at the top of the standings in the NHL as we gear up for the final stretch of games. Over the horizon, we can see playoff hockey getting closer by the day. Nashville has aspirations for the ultimate prize come July and right now have a legitimate argument to be among the favorites.   The path to glory is never handed to you with many teams feeling they...
Via The Predatorial
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nashville Predators Stole Filip Forsberg from Washington

Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators celebrates his goal with the bench against the Colorado Avalanche during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on February 24, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Mandatory Credit: John Russell/Via Getty Images) The Nashville Predators couldn’t be happier with the Washington Capitals than they are right now. Drafted in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds Get Back To Predator Hockey

By @Top6Grinder The Nashville Predators came back home after a road trip to forget to face off against a central division cellar team in the Colorado Avalanche. What a difference a few days make as the Preds came out and dominated for three periods. The team looked the 1st place Predators and unleashed their will on the Avs. Speaking of ...
Via Predneck Nation
3 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
3 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mixed Results and Feelings

A week that started with so much promise only took a few periods of poor hockey to turn into one of the worst weeks of the season. Now when you are talking about still garnering 5 of 8 points that clearly shows how far the Nashville Predators have come. Truthfully it was more about the type of play in those two losses. Like I said though the week started so well. The San Jose Sharks...
Via The Predatorial
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Forsberg Saves Predators From Weekend Nightmare

By Josh @Top6Grinder The Nashville Predators went into Sunday against the last place Buffalo Sabres looking to get back to Predator hockey after one of the worst performances of the season against the Philadelphia Flyers the previous day. To be honest, I am still stunned the Predators came away with a point with the way they played on Saturday. It ...
Via Predneck Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators escape with shootout win over lowly Sabres

  Mike Ribeiro and the NHL-leading Nashville Predators got the fortunate bounce they needed to fend off the last-place Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night. Ribeiro tied the game with 4:17 left in regulation, and Filip Forsberg sealed a 2-1 victory in the fourth round of the shootout. ''We had some good scoring chances and couldn't score,'' Ribeiro said after the Predators outshot the...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers top best team in league; move four points out of wild-card

The Flyers welcomed in one of the best teams in the National Hockey League in the Nashville Predators. But they turned the Predators into prey as they dominated most of the game and took the 3-2 shootout victory.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds Lackluster Against Another Top Team

By @Top6Grinder The Nashville Predators have had huge wins over great competition this year. The likes of Tampa Bay, Washington, St. Louis, and Chicago have all been shown an L to the Preds. The Preds have also been outplayed and looked pretty lackluster in games you would think as a statement games for the team and the rest of the ...
Via Predneck Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators are Currently the Best Team in Hockey

Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators waves to the fans as First Star of the game against the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on February 17, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Mandatory Credit: John Russe/Getty Images) Established in 1998, the Nashville Predators franchise isn’t even legal to drink yet, but the party is still rocking. For a state that...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators Prove Analysts Wrong and Continue to Beat the Odds

The Nashville Predators celebrate win against the San Jose Sharks at Bridgestone Arena on February 17, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Mandatory Credit: John Russell/NHLI via ESPN/Getty Images) It’s that point of the season when historically lousy clubs start decline and analysts statements of “they have time to mess it up” if they’re doing well tend to become true. For the...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the NHL: Franson, Santorelli to Nashville, Montador

  View image | gettyimages.com Getting a jump on the NHL trade deadline, the Nashville Predators have acquired Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli from the Toronto Maple Leafs. Nashville sent veteran forward Olli Jokinen, prospect Brendan Leipsic, and a 2015 first round pick to the Leafs. Franson had six goals and 26 assists for 32 points in 55 games for Toronto this season...
Via Flyerdelphia
12 days ago  |  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
12 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
13 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
14 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
15 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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