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The Nashville Predators are in the midst of their longest losing streak in a year, and suffering a second defeat in 24 hours could cost them sole possession of the overall NHL lead. The Predators attempt to snap a three-game skid by sweeping the season series from the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night at the Prudential Center. Nashville (41-16-7) leads the race for the Presidents...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours 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
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators’ Balanced Game Will Take Them Deep Into Playoffs

Mike Fisher #12 of the Nashville Predators scores against Jonas Gustavsson #50 of the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on February 28, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Mandatory Credit: John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) Think about where the Nashville Predators were at the end of last year. Tenth place, beaten down and out of the playoff hunt. Their top...
Via The Sports Journal
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wings end road trip with 4-3 win at Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tomas Tatar broke a tie on a power play at 9:06 of the third period in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Tatar carried the puck toward the Nashville net and fired a backhander that deflected off Predators defenseman Roman Josi's stick and past goalie Pekka Rinne. Tatar leads the Red Wings with 25 goals. Alexey Marchenko...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Nashville Predators Legitimate Stanley Cup Contenders?

Devan Dubnyk #40 of the Minnesota Wild makes the save against James Neal #18 of the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on February 26, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) The Nashville Predators have proven to be one of the elite teams in the National Hockey League this season. They currently sit atop the entire...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days 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
3 days 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
4 days 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
6 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
8 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
10 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
14 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
17 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
17 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
20 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...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Network analyst Craig Button ridicules Carter Hutton, makes a fool of himself

NHL Network can be a pretty difficult channel to watch depending on the analysts in the room. Craig Button further proved that point after a ridiculous tirade against Nashville goaltender Carter Hutton. Suiting up in place of Pekka Rinne, Hutton was beaten twice over his shoulder by a couple of vintage Ovechkin blasts. Button blasted Hutton over his inability to stop Ovechkin...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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