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Predators Prowl: Adjustments on the Blue Line

The Predators Prowl is a weekly post on how the Nashville Predators performed the previous week. Generally published on Tuesdays, Predators Prowl isn’t a recap of games, but rather a look at the themes, news and rumors that occurred throughout the week. Let me know in the comments below your thoughts on how the team performed this week, your views on the week’s themes and any other ideas or questions you have about the team. Related: Last Week’s Predators Prowl Since the last Predators Prowl, th...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, Sport, Ap, Nashville, Jets, AHL, Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Washington Capitals, Central Division, Nashville Predators, Columbus Blue Jackets, All Star, Phillip Di Giuseppe


Predators’ Laviolette Wins 600th Game

On Jan. 21, Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette won his 600th regular-season game in the National Hockey League. It was also his 211th victory in his 379th game as head coach of the Predators. In a league that has been, and remains, filled with quality head coaches, one might think that winning 600 regular season games is common. That thought would be incorrect. With his 600th win, Peter Laviolette joined an exclusive coaching club. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Reaching the 600-win ...
Tags: Boston, Massachusetts, Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, United States, Nashville, Philadelphia, Jets, AHL, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Boston Bruins


Stars Hold off Jets – Bishop Has Busy 3rd

DALLAS — Brett Ritchie, Blake Comeau and Radek Faksa scored their first goals of the new year and the Dallas Stars defeated the Central Division-leading Winnipeg Jets 4-2 on Saturday night. The goals by Ritchie, Comeau and Faksa gave Dallas a 3-0 lead after two periods. Tyler Seguin scored in the third period. Ben Bishop made 15 of his 27 saves in the third period as Dallas snapped a four-game losing streak. Branden Lemieux and Kyle Connor scored 21 seconds apart in the third period, rallying th...
Tags: Sport, Stars, Dallas, Philadelphia, Jets, Connor, Hockey, NHL, Bishop, Dallas Stars, Central Division, Winnipeg, Tyler Seguin, Ben Bishop, Jamie Benn, John Klingberg


Ritchie, Comeau, Faksa score, Stars beat 1st-place Jets 4-2

Brett Ritchie, Blake Comeau and Radek Faksa scored their first goals of the season and the Dallas Stars defeated the Central Division-leading Winnipeg Jets 4-2 on Saturday night            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Dallas Stars, Central Division, Winnipeg Jets, Radek Faksa, Ritchie Comeau Faksa, Brett Ritchie Blake Comeau


Jets Down Predators – Hellebuyck Makes 37 Saves

NASHVILLE — Connor Hellebuyck made 37 saves and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Thursday night to stay alone atop the Central Division in a midseason showdown between rivals. The Jets leave Nashville four points ahead of the Predators with two games in hand, with the final two games between the teams this season at Winnipeg in March. The Jets edged Nashville in seven games in the second round of the playoffs last year. Brendan Lemieux had two goals for the Jets, who won the...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Nashville, Jets, Hockey, NHL, Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, Central Division, Patrik Laine, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg, Alex Ovechkin, Rinne, Winnipeg Jets, Appleton


Kings edge Stars to climb out of NHL basement

DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 17: Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates a goal against the Dallas Stars in the first period at American Airlines Center on January 17, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 17: The Los Angeles Kings celebrate a goal by Drew Doughty #8 against the Dallas Stars in the first period at American Airlines Center on January 17, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Sound The ...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, Sport, Stars, Chicago, Soccer, Kings, Dallas, NHL, Pacific, Bishop, Dustin Brown, Ottawa, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, Central Division


Lightning Domination No Guarantee of Playoff Success

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said in December it looked like the Tampa Bay Lightning were better than every other NHL team. About a month later, not much has changed. The Lightning are running away from the competition in the overall standings. Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) Following a 2-0 victory in Dallas over the Stars on Tuesday, Tampa had 74 points — 10 better than the Calgary Flames in the race for the Presidents’ Trophy and 16 clear of Toronto for...
Tags: Washington, Toronto, Sport, Ap, Chicago, Atlantic, Nba, Lightning, Dallas, Nashville, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Montreal, Detroit


Jets Could Make a Simmonds Trade Work

As the 2018-19 season slips into its back half and the Feb. 25 trade deadline inches ever-nearer, speculation as to which players powerhouse teams might add to bolster their playoff runs are beginning to ramp up. The Winnipeg Jets, legitimate Stanley Cup contenders, are no exception. There have been rumours recently that the Jets might be looking to make a move similar to last season when they acquired Paul Statsny. The addition simultaneously bolstered their already well-stocked offensive...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Philadelphia, Jets, Hockey, NHL, Moose, Lowry, Don, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Central Division, Patrik Laine, Wayne Simmonds, Dave Hakstol, St Louis Blues


Avs’ Landeskog Makes It to the All-Star Game

Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog will join his linemates at the All-Star Game. He will join Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon, giving the Avalanche three players at the event for the first time since the 2003-04 season. It’s a bright spot for a team currently struggling to find wins. Campaigning for Landeskog to Reach the All-Star Game The Avalanche made a push to get out the vote for Landeskog in the Last Men In competition. They pulled out all the stops, going all-in to get the...
Tags: Sport, Star, Avalanche, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Central Division, Colorado Avalanche, All Star, Nikita Kucherov, Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon, MacKinnon, Sakic, Joe Sakic


Will Laine’s Play Save the Jets Some Dough?

Patrik Laine is in the final year of his entry-level contract and is set for a huge raise and a long-term contract come July. However, will his inconsistencies and struggles, which have recently come to a head,  impact how much of a raise it will be? Laine a Streaky Scorer Laine undoubtedly possesses one of the NHL’s most dangerous shots. That being said, his offensive output has more ups and downs than the Lacerda Elevator. He looked lost to start the season, scoring just three goals an...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Winston Churchill, Finland, Jets, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Boston Bruins, Soviet Union, Auston Matthews, Buffalo Sabres, Central Division, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg


Wild Survive Jets – Zucker Gets Two

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Jason Zucker scored twice, giving Minnesota’s lagging power play a lift with his first goal and getting one later just after leaving the penalty box, and the Wild hung on to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Thursday night. Jordan Greenway also scored and Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves for the Wild, who have won all three games against the Jets so far this season by a combined 10-5 score after losing to their Central Division rival in five games in the first round of the playoffs last ...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Jets, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Minnesota Wild, Central Division, Patrik Laine, Devan Dubnyk, Winnipeg Jets, Zucker, Spurgeon, Connor Hellebuyck, Hellebuyck, Zach Parise


AHL Central News: A New Week, A New Leader

The AHL’s Central Division started the New Year off with a very busy and competitive week. The top five teams are separated by just six points. We are entering the time of the season in which every point becomes vital. Wild Stay Hot, Move Back into First Place The Iowa Wild (20-9-4-3) took four out of a possible six points last week to grab sole possession of first place in the Central Division. They have the smallest of leads as they sit just one point ahead of second place with the third and...
Tags: Column, Usa, Texas, Sweden, Minnesota, Wild, Milwaukee, Beck, Sport, Stars, Chicago, Czech Republic, Pennsylvania, Ford, Iowa, Detroit Red Wings


Winnipeg Jets Paul Maurice to coach Central Division at 2019 All-Star game

With his team hitting the 41 game mark with the best record in the Central Division head coach Paul Maurice will be taking his coaching skills to San Jose later this month.
Tags: Sport, San Jose, Central Division, All Star, Winnipeg Jets, Paul Maurice, Jets coach Paul Maurice


Subban Has Nothing Left to Prove vs. Canadiens

You get the sense nothing Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban can do will ever be good enough in the eyes of a select group of Montreal Canadiens fans. Subban Returns to Montreal As his return to town looms, the Subban trade, which will likely hang over the city for a long while still, temporarily drops to the forefront. And justifiably so. While Shea Weber impressively keeps his game at an elite level at age 33, Subban continues to be one of the best defenseman in the league at age 29,...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Atlantic, Gm, Nashville, Hockey, Montreal, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Weber, Central Division, Nashville Predators, Carey, Habs, Ben Scrivens, Max Pacioretty


All-Star Snub: Wild’s Zach Parise

On Jan. 2nd, the National Hockey League announced the rosters for the All-Star weekend festivities in San Jose. Fans in Minnesota expected to see Zach Parise’s name on the Central Division roster and represent the Minnesota Wild later this month. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Parise was snubbed of an All-Star spot even though he is deserving of one. In 38 games played, he has recorded 35 points (18 goals, 17 assists), including a game-winner yesterday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He’s ...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Sport, Wheeler, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, National Hockey League, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Central Division


Jets’ Problematic Play in Pittsburgh Continues

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has not been a prosperous place for the Winnipeg Jets. After their frustrating 4-0 loss to the Penguins Friday night, the Jets are 0-7-2 in Pittsburgh since relocating from Atlanta in 2011. Problems at PPG Paints Arena Call it what you will — an anomaly, a trend, a curse — but make no mistake, the Jets have been owned when visiting the Steel City. Friday’s game seemed a good chance for the Jets to get their first-ever win in Pittsburgh as they came into the match...
Tags: Usa, Beyonce, Atlanta, Sport, San Jose, Jets, Penguins, Hockey, Ben Stiller, Pittsburgh, Dallas Stars, Central Division, Winnipeg, Pittsburgh Penguins, Winnipeg Jets, Kris Letang


Sharks Beat Avalanche – Pavelski & Burns Each Get 4 Points

DENVER — Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns each had a goal and three assists, Martin Jones made 31 saves and the San Jose Sharks held off the slumping Colorado Avalanche 5-4 on Wednesday night. Evander Kane, Joonas Donskoi and Lukas Radil also scored for the Sharks, who extended Colorado’s recent slide after a 9-0-2 stretch lifted the Avalanche into first place in the Central Division in early December. Tyson Jost had two goals and Matt Calvert and Tyson Barrie both scored for Colorado, which is 3-8-...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Denver, Jones, New York Rangers, Kane, Central Division, Brent Burns, Tampa Bay, Colorado Avalanche, Martin Jones


Flames’ Rittich Solidifying Himself as Number One

Whether the Calgary Flames declare it or not, David Rittich is their number one goaltender. He’s started five of the last six games and was brilliant in Thursday’s 4-1 road win against the Winnipeg Jets. He has also faced more shots than Mike Smith and played against the toughest opponents. The goalie – who entered the matchup with an 11-4-2 record, 2.29 goals against average (GAA) and 0.923 save percentage (SV%) – improved his numbers to 12-4-2, 2.22 GAA and 0.926 SV% following the 35-save perf...
Tags: Sport, Dave, Czech Republic, Prague, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, North America, Ryan Leslie, Smith, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Pacific, Coca Cola, Calgary, Mike Smith


Growing Fangs: College Prospects & World Juniors

“Growing Fangs” is a monthly article in which I write about the state of the Nashville Predators’ farm system and how individual prospects are performing. I wrote the first installment in November when I introduced some of the team’s most-touted prospects. Starting with this month, and continuing in subsequent months, the articles will recap player performances from that month. Related: Growing Fangs – Introducing Tolvanen, Fabbro and Others For December’s installment, there are several themes t...
Tags: Minnesota, Germany, Russia, Sport, Czech Republic, Canada, United States, Wisconsin, Finland, Belarus, Nashville, Slovakia, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Kingston


Blackhawks Slide Past Avalanche on Kane’s OT Winner

DENVER — Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game 41 seconds into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Saturday night. The Blackhawks were on a power play when Kane knocked in the decisive shot from the slot off a feed from Jonathan Toews for Chicago’s fifth win in six games. Two have come at the expense of the Avalanche, who lost their fourth straight. Kane has a seven-game point streak. He leads the Blackhawks with 22 goals. Chicago Blackhawks celebrat...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Chicago, Hockey, NHL, Denver, Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, Kane, Boston Bruins, Central Division, Blackhawks, Patrick Kane, Colorado Avalanche, Jonathan Toews, Semyon Varlamov


Wild Snap Skid With Win Over Jets

WINNIPEG — Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves as the Minnesota Wild ended a season-high five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. Defenceman Matt Bartkowski scored in his debut with the Wild (18-16-3). Charlie Coyle netted his sixth goal of the season and Eric Fehr sent the puck into an empty net. Zach Parise added a pair of assists. Patrik Laine scored on the power play for his 24th goal of the season for Winnipeg, and his first point in five games. Connor ...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Chicago, Jets, Hockey, Calgary, Edmonton, Minnesota Wild, Pittsburgh, Central Division, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Matt Bartkowski, Dubnyk, Devan Dubnyk, Coyle


Golden Knights Cover Avalanche on Pirri’s Game Winner

LAS VEGAS — Brandon Pirri scored his fourth goal of the season midway through the third period, sending the Vegas Golden Knights to a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. Pirri, recalled from the AHL’s Chicago Wolves earlier in the day, blistered a shot from the point past goaltender Philipp Grubauer with 9:49 left. With the seventh-best penalty kill in the league, Vegas staved off back-to-back power plays for Colorado in the final six minutes. Paul Stastny celebrated his 3...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Colorado, Sport, Chicago, Avalanche, San Jose, Las Vegas, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Vegas, Los Angeles Kings, Pacific Division, Central Division, Colorado Avalanche


NHL Prospects On Display At The World Junior Championship

from Adam Kimelman of NHL.com, The struggles of the Chicago Blackhawks in the present could be short-term issues if the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship is any indication. The Blackhawks (13-20-6, 32 points), who are last in the Central Division and have the third-fewest points in the League, will have seven prospects at the under-20 international tournament, tied for the most among NHL teams. The Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers also will have seven prospects at the ...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, Central Division, Blackhawks, League, WJC, The Montreal Canadiens, Adam Kimelman


Predators Prowl: Unwrapping a Four-Game Losing Streak

The Predators Prowl is a weekly post on how the Nashville Predators performed the previous week. Generally published on Tuesdays, Predators Prowl isn’t a recap of games, but rather a look at the themes, news and rumors that occurred throughout the week. Let me know in the comments below your thoughts on how the team performed this week, your views on the week’s themes and any other ideas or questions you have about the team. Related: Last Week’s Predators Prowl Due to Christmas being on Tuesday,...
Tags: Washington, Milwaukee, Sport, Corsica, AHL, Hockey, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins, Flyers, Bruins, Brad Marchand, Central Division, Blackhawks, Nashville Predators


Avalanche Need to Change Overtime Strategy

Overtime can be the most exciting time of a game. Open ice, skilled players and sudden death. For Colorado Avalanche fans, six out of seven times this season it has been exactly that, sudden death. The Avalanche are 1-6 in overtime this season. Their only win came as a result of a power play goal. But even a power play in overtime hasn’t guaranteed success. Their futility in overtime includes losing on a shorthanded overtime goal. Could anything be more frustrating than watching the Avalanche in...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, Avalanche, Blues, Hockey, Johnson, Tampa Bay Lightning, Central Division, Colorado Avalanche, Nikita Zadorov, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Philipp Grubauer, Samuel Girard, Gabriel Landeskog


Predators’ Remaining Schedule Is All Uphill

The Nashville Predators have been one of the league’s better teams this season with a 22-12-2 record at the time of writing this. Their 46 points has them in second place in the Central Division and third in the Western Conference. The on-the-surface reasons for their success are obvious: the league’s most productive blue line, offensive depth and Vezina-caliber goaltending. However, an under-the-radar reason for their record has been their schedule. A schedule that has been surprisingly team-fr...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Sharks, Calgary, Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers, Kim Klement, Oilers, Central Division, Nashville Predators, Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks


Flyers Past Predators – Hart Shines in 2nd Start

PHILADELPHIA — Carter Hart made 31 saves for his second straight win in his second NHL start, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Thursday night. Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek scored for the Flyers, who won their second straight under interim coach Scott Gordon. Gordon replaced Dave Hakstol, who was fired on Monday. The 20-year-old Hart made 20 saves in his debut in Tuesday’s 3-2 win over Detroit. He was even better against Nashville. Carter Hart, Philadelphia Flye...
Tags: Boston, Sport, Chicago, Dallas, Nashville, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Central Division, Nashville Predators, Dave Hakstol, Hart, Jakub Voracek, Roman Josi


Timo Times Two, Twice

Around the San Jose Sharks, when their young power forward Timo Meier scores, its called Timo Time. In the Sharks two recent wins, the first over the New Jersey Devils and the second over the Dallas Stars, it has been Timo Time twice in each game. In the victory over the Devils, the Sharks were the dominant team, so perhaps Meier’s contributions were not critical. Against, the Stars, though Meier’s pair of goals were the difference. In the past few weeks, the Sharks had gone to Dallas twice and ...
Tags: Sport, Dallas, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Pacific, Vegas, Ross, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, Dallas Stars, Pacific Division, Central Division


Barrie Colts Through 30: Murray Trade, Goaltending & More

The Barrie Colts have played their first 30 games of the 2018-19 regular season. In this article, we will take a look at how they have looked nearing the season’s halfway point, their three-goalie situation and more. Colts Through 30 Games Barrie has struggled with consistency as it heads into the Christmas break following this week’s matchups. The team currently sits in fourth place in the Central Division and eighth in the Eastern Conference with a 15-14-1-0 record. Over-age forward Lucas Ch...
Tags: Sport, Ford, Ncaa, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Ottawa, Murray, Colts, Central Division, Boston College, Terry Wilson, Fisher, St Louis Blues, OHL, Saginaw


AHL Central News: No Shortage of Offense

Last week in the AHL’s Central Division there was plenty of action as eight teams continue their season-long battle for four playoff spots. Four games headed to overtime and 57 goals were scored from the division foes during this exciting week. Wild Plug Along and Remain in First Place The Iowa Wild (14-5-4-2) had just enough offense to remain on top of the Central Division. They averaged four goals per game in their three contests and earned three of a possible six points. The Wild spent the ...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Wild, California, Milwaukee, Toronto, Beck, Sport, Getty Images, Stars, Chicago, Iowa, Stockton, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, Hockey