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Nashville Predators: Pekka Rinne named as finalist for Vezina Trophy

It appears that Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne is being recognized for his outstanding season. Rinne was named as a finalist for this year’s Vezina Trophy, the award given to the best goaltender in the league. The 32 year-old goaltender had a great regular season after bouncing back from a hip infection that left him sidelined for most of the 2013-14 season. During...
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Predators' Weber to miss remainder of Blackhawks series

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber's lower-body injury will prevent him from playing in the remainder of the team's Western Conference quarterfinal series with the Chicago Blackhawks. The Predators updated Weber's status Friday and ruled him out for the rest of the series. Weber, the Predators' team captain, hasn't played since getting hurt last week...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hat Trick Alert: Filip Forsberg

It’s quite fitting that on the day the NHL announced the three finalist for the Calder Trophy, the one player that got snubbed, goes out and scores a hat trick. Filip Forsberg lead the Nashville Predators on Thursday night to a decisive 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks, keeping them alive in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Earlier in the day the NHL announced the three finalist...
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Filip Forsberg, Preds Force Game 6

Filip Forsberg’s first career postseason hat trick was punctuated with an empty net goal with 10 seconds left in regulation and the Nashville Predators forced a Game Six on Saturday at the United Center. The script on Thursday night was … Continue reading → The post Filip Forsberg, Preds Force Game 6 appeared first on Committed Indians.
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Weber's status for Game 5 remains uncertain for Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) With his team facing elimination in a first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette remains noncommittal on the status of injured players Shea Weber and Mike Fisher. Weber hasn't played since getting hurt in Game 2. Fisher left Game 1 with a lower-body injury and hasn't played since. Fisher took part in...
Via AP on Fox
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Picking up the pieces in Nashville

The Nashville Predators come home Wednesday after playing the longest game in franchise history. Problem is, once again, they came up on the wrong side of it.   The Predators will look to try and claw their way back into the series tomorrow night at Bridgestone Arena in what is truly the first “must-win” game […] The post Picking up the pieces in Nashville appeared first on...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators lose organization’s longest game

Game 4 of the first-round series between the Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks began at 8:30pm in Chicago on Tuesday night. However, the game would not end until the early morning on Wednesday. Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook scored a goal in the first minute of the third overtime period at exactly 1:17am. It took 101 minutes before the game could end, with both...
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Predators’ James Neal Checked Duncan Keith Through The Glass During Game 4

Nashville Predators forward James Neal took some time off of scoring goals on Tuesday night to lay a large hit on Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith. The hit was nothing earth shattering, but it was enough to send Keith directly through the glass on the corner boards. Luckily no fans were hurt when the glass came Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Pekka Rinne delays OT searching for puck in equipment (Video)

  Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne was caught in an unusual situation when the puck got lost in his equipment, forcing a delay in overtime of Tuesday night's Game 4 against Chicago.Rinne went to stop the puck behind his net after the Blackhawks sent it down along the boards, but the puck disappeared as Rinne returned to the net. This led to some hilarious scenes as...
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Predators’ Pekka Rinne Tries To Play Puck, Loses It In His Equipment

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne just wanted to play the puck that was dumped in and help his defense start the break out when got a little more than he bargained for. The puck got stuck in his equipment and he couldn’t find it for nearly 3 months and provided us with some very hilarious […] The post Predators’ Pekka Rinne Tries To Play Puck, Loses It In His Equipment...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter Laviolette has big decisions ahead in Nashville

The Nashville Predators are facing an uphill battle against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Preds are down 2-1 after dropping game three and they are going to need to play a more inspired brand of hockey if they have hopes of going back to Nashville tied at two and giving themselves a chance to win the […] The post Peter Laviolette has big decisions ahead in Nashville appeared first...
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Mike Ribeiro punches Andrew Shaw in face on bench (Video)

Nashville Predators center Mike Ribeiro punched Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw square in the face as Shaw sat on the bench during the final minutes of Sunday's Game 3 of their Western Conference first round playoff series.The punch was apparent retaliation for Shaw grabbing Ribeiro's right arm as he battled for the puck with Jonathan Toews near the Blackhawks bench. Amazingly...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators D Cody Franson Looked Like He Lost His Controller Connection

Nashville Predators defenseman Cody Franson appeared to think that play was going to be stopping and stopped moving and even gave the puck up without a fight. It looked like someone had their Xbox or PS4 controller disconnected and gave us this glorious GIF. CONTROLLER DISCONNECTED — SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) April 19, […]...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators’ Paul Gaustad Tomahawks Chicago’s Brian Bickell in Face With Stick

The highly intriguing Predators-Blackhawks playoff series shifted back to Chicago on Sunday afternoon for a massive Game 3 and fans were treated to another highly entertaining game, one that included a ton of jawbreaking hits, a wild second period and some developing emotions from both teams. The game wasn’t particularly chippy but it did contain Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Darling To Start Game 3

Significant news from both teams on Saturday: Scott Darling will get the start on Sunday for Chicago in Game Three. Shea Weber will not travel with the Predators, and is out at least Games Three and Four. The post Scott Darling To Start Game 3 appeared first on Committed Indians.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators drop Game 1, blow three goal lead

Much like the Nashville Predator’s season, a strong start can be so easily diminished if you don’t finish properly. This was the case on Wednesday night as the Preds lost in double overtime in Game one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs to the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3. The Nashville crowd stepped up and showed why home ice advantage is important from the first puck drop, getting dauntingly...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three thoughts from the Predators heartbreaking loss to the Blackhawks

1. The Predators came out strong! Everyone had been questioning how the Predator’s would play after dropping six straight games to lead into the playoffs, and during the first period, it looked like they had shaken off some of the dust from the regular season. With some meaningful production from people who had been silent […] The post Three thoughts from the Predators heartbreaking...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

A New Regime of Playoff Hockey in Smashville

There’s no question that the atmosphere in Music City for a Predators playoff game is unmatched. Fans have roughed it the last two seasons but will finally be rewarded tomorrow when Nashville faces off against the hated Chicago Blackhawks. I can sit here all day and just bash almost every ‘expert’ that has chosen Chicago to take care of the ...
Via Predneck Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

“In the Corners” Nashville vs Chicago Preview

This week we are all excited for the beginning of the NHL Playoffs. I know there will be plenty of series previews for the Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks to read so I wanted to do something a little bit different for mine. I asked one of my favorite writers that I talk Preds hockey with on Twitter to collaborate with me. Greg Moshopoulos writes for
Via The Predatorial
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators have a plan to combat Blackhawks fans from cheering during the anthem

Blackhawks fans travel in huge groups to support their team and they love to cheer during the national anthem. Those are two things the Nashville Predators are trying to combat heading into their first round playoff series. When it comes to tickets, the Predators placed geographical restrictions on who can buy tickets online (must be within the team’s television viewing area...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Reasons: Why Nashville will and won’t have a deep playoff run

The Predators may have locked a playoff spot in the Western Conference divisional semi-finals recently, but they still have plenty of work ahead if the ultimate plan is for a parade down Broadway in downtown Nashville this June. On February 14th — one day before the trade acquiring Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli from Toronto — Nashville sat far atop the Central Division...
Via The Predatorial
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ten Most Irreplacable Predators

As we head towards the postseason, we all hope for an injury free and successful playoff campaign. But this hockey, injuries happen. The last two weeks have seen quite a few Predators head to the sideline due to injury. That brings up an interesting topic of discussion. Who would Nashville miss the most if they were to miss time?   This isn’t technically a ranking of the best...
Via The Predatorial
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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