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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


Predators beat Avalanche 4-1, Laviolette earns win No. 600

DENVER (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped a penalty shot in making 35 saves and the Nashville Predators knocked off the reeling Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Monday to help Peter Laviolette capture win No. 600 of his NHL coaching career. Nick Bonino and Viktor Arvidsson scored 1:34 apart in the second period, while Roman Josi added […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Nation, Avalanche, NHL, Denver, Nashville Predators, Colorado Avalanche, Roman Josi, Nick Bonino, Pekka Rinne, Viktor Arvidsson, Peter Laviolette, Laviolette


Is Hockey Living Dr. King’s Dream?

On Monday, Jan 21, much of the United States will enjoy a holiday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Many will celebrate the legacy of the slain civil rights leader in parades. Some will attend services commemorating Dr. King and his work. Others will ponder “the dream” that still resonates from his famous speech given at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963. Who Broke Hockey’s Color Barrier? Sports has been an arena in which there have been many strides made in seeing Dr. King’s speech come to l...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Boston, Toronto, America, Sport, Pennsylvania, United States, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Nascar, Major League Baseball, King, Nelson


Panthers Over Predators – Ekblad & Trocheck With 2 Points

NASHVILLE — Aaron Ekblad and Vincent Trocheck each had a goal and an assist to lead the Florida Panthers to a 4-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night. Jared McCann and Frank Vatrano had the other goals for Florida. After snapping a seven-game losing streak with a home victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night, the Panthers have won consecutive games. Nick Bonino and Austin Watson each scored and had an assist, and Juuse Saros made 26 saves for Nashville, which has lost ...
Tags: Florida, Colorado, Sport, Nashville, Watson, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, Florida Panthers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg, Roman Josi, Panthers, James Reimer, Jared McCann


Ekblad, Trocheck lead Panthers over Predators 4-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Aaron Ekblad and Vincent Trocheck each had a goal and an assist to lead the Florida Panthers to a 4-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night. Jared McCann and Frank Vatrano had the other goals for Florida. After snapping a seven-game losing streak with a home victory over the […]
Tags: Florida, News, Sports, Nashville, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, Tenn AP, Panthers, Jared McCann, Aaron Ekblad, Frank Vatrano, Vincent Trocheck, Ekblad Trocheck


Hurricanes Have Chased Some Goaltenders…No, Really

The Carolina Hurricanes chased some goaltenders. Really. Yes, the same Hurricanes team that has struggled for as long as anybody can remember to score goals, ran some opposing goaltenders off the ice. Of course, Tuesday night they were on the verge of their own goalie being chased as the New York Rangers held a clinic and beat the ‘Canes 6-2. Nevertheless, since Dec. 31, 2018, the Hurricanes have forced four opposing goalies to the bench. That was the night that Philadelphia Flyers goalten...
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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


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


Predators Manhandle Capitals – Arvidsson Hat Trick

NASHVILLE — Viktor Arvidsson scored a hat trick on National Hat Day, and the Nashville Predators routed the Washington Capitals 7-2 Tuesday night to snap a two-game skid. Arvidsson scored the opening goal of the game and added two more in the second period for the second hat trick of his career. He has nine goals and two assists in 11 games since returning Dec. 27 from a broken thumb. Nashville Predators Viktor Arvidsson is congratulated by the bench. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Nick Bonino score...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Backstrom, Columbus, New York Islanders, Capitals, Washington Capitals, Nashville Predators, Nicklas Backstrom, Braden Holtby, Winnipeg Jets, T J Oshie, Grimaldi


Predators Prowl: Season-Long Road Trip Finally Ends

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 This week, the Predators’ season-l...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, Chicago, Corsica, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Chicago Blackhawks, Jenner, Florida Panthers, Raleigh, Washington Capitals, Blackhawks, Nashville Predators


Hurricanes Pounce on Predators – Aho Gets Hat Trick

RALEIGH, N.C. — Sebastian Aho had three goals and an assist to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Sunday. Justin Williams, Saku Maenalanen and Lucas Wallmark also scored for Carolina, which won for the seventh time in eight games and earned its fifth consecutive victory at home. Micheal Ferland had two assists and had a first-period fight that helped jump-start the Hurricanes. Aho has five goals in the past two games, running his team-best total to 21 for t...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, Williams, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Hurricanes, Nashville Predators, Carolina Hurricanes, Phillip Di Giuseppe, Roman Josi, Rinne, Carolina, Ferland


Rangers Feeling the Effects of Long Season

What started as a fairly strong start for the New York Rangers in the 2018-19 season has seemed to dwindle in the first games of the new year. While the team was not on-pace to reach the playoffs, they picked up big wins against the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues to end 2018, and had been playing better than expected with a young and developing roster. That quickly changed as 2019 began, as the Rangers have gone 0-5 and have not picked up a single point. In those five losses, thre...
Tags: Sport, Rangers, AHL, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Nashville Predators, Metropolitan Division, Arizona Coyotes, Henrik Lundqvist, Connor McDavid, Pittsburgh Penguins, St Louis Blues, Lindy Ruff, Sidney Crosby, Darcy Kuemper


Culture Check: Columbus Blue Jackets Stronger Than Ever

In perhaps their toughest and most important stretch of the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets made national news with an announcement about one of their best players. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was sent home by the team for an incident. According to GM Jarmo Kekalainen, “There are certain expectations and values that we have established for our players that define our culture. An incident occured in which Sergei failed to meet those expectations and values, so we made the decision that he would...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Nashville, Hockey, Columbus, Nashville Predators, Columbus Blue Jackets, Sergei Bobrovsky, John Tortorella, Blue Jackets, Tortorella, Vezina, UFA, Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue, GM Jarmo Kekalainen


Top 10 Contracts in the NHL

With more than half of all National Hockey League clubs within $4 million of the current $79.5 million salary cap, it’s safe to say many were relieved when it was widely reported that next season’s ceiling will increase to $83 million. That $3.5 million increase may be enough to give contending teams the room they need to piece things together. What’s even more helpful, however, is when some of your best players are already signed to team-friendly, long-term deals. Young stars signed to long-ter...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Nashville, San Jose, Philadelphia, Ken Campbell, Hockey, NHL, National Hockey League, Jones, Tampa Bay Lightning, Finn, Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers, Auston Matthews


Arvidsson, Forsberg and Subban Dazzling in Returns

The Nashville Predators have been on a roll of late with five wins in their last seven games with their only losses occurring in overtime. Before that, however, it was a different story as they lost six in a row, including four against non-playoff teams. The biggest reason for their turnaround has been a return to health, especially by key players as Viktor Arvidsson, Filip Forsberg and P.K. Subban all missed extended periods of time between November and January. Arvidsson has had two injury abs...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Ap, Nashville, Hockey, San Jose Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Pdo, Kim Klement, Toronto Maple Leafs, Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, P.K. Subban, Irwin, Subban


Morning Player Notes (Jan 11)

The Nashville Predators had to make an emergency recall of goaltender Troy Grosenick before their game against the Blue Jackets on Thursday night, as the lead up to the game, we didn't know which goalie wasn't able to dress, let alone start.  As it turned out, it was the projected starter for the game, Juuse Saros, who was the one that sat out, due to an illness, which forced Pekka Rinne to [Author: Clayton Corley]
Tags: Sport, Injury, Lightning, Illness, Penguins, Hockey, Concussion, Nashville Predators, Predators, Blue Jackets, Senators, Pekka Rinne, Troy Grosenick, Clayton Corley, Juuse Saros, Injury Prone


NHL Rumors: Bobrovsky, Simmonds, Matthews, More

It was a busy day for rumors and innuendo in hockey, so for today’s second installment of the rumor rundown, we look at updates on Sergei Bobrovsky, Wayne Simmonds and an Auston Matthews offer sheet coming out of Arizona. Here is part one from Thursday. Sergei Bobrovsky Suspended by Team? Anything to do With Free Agency? In a bit of a shocking development on Thursday, the Columbus Blue Jackets have issued a press release indicating that Sergei Bobrovsky will not dress for the team’s game again...
Tags: Sport, Arizona, Gm, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Auston Matthews, TSN, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Wayne Simmonds, Columbus Blue Jackets, Sergei Bobrovsky


Forsberg lifts Predators past Blackhawks, 4-3 in OT

CHICAGO (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored a minute into overtime for his second goal of the game, and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. Colton Sissons and Viktor Arvidsson also scored to help the Predators improve to 3-0-1 on a six-game trip. Ryan Johansen and […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Chicago, Chicago Blackhawks, Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, Ryan Johansen, Filip Forsberg, Forsberg, Viktor Arvidsson, Colton Sissons


Predators Outlast Blackhawks – Forsberg Gets OT Winner

CHICAGO — Filip Forsberg scored a minute into overtime for his second goal of the game, and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. Colton Sissons and Viktor Arvidsson also scored to help the Predators improve to 3-0-1 on a six-game trip. Ryan Johansen and Mattias Ekholm each had two assists, and Pekka Rinne made 28 saves. Nashville had a 3-2 lead before Patrick Kane flipped a pass into the middle to Artem Anisimov, who s...
Tags: Sport, Chicago, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, Kane, Blackhawks, Patrick Kane, Nashville Predators, Columbus Blue Jackets, Jonathan Toews, Rinne, Delia, Brent Seabrook, Artem Anisimov


Forsberg leads Predators past Blackhawks 4-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored a minute into overtime for his second goal of the game, and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. Colton Sissons and Viktor Arvidsson also scored to help the Predators improve to 3-0-1 on a six-game trip. Ryan Johansen and […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Chicago, Chicago Blackhawks, Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, Ryan Johansen, Filip Forsberg, Forsberg, Viktor Arvidsson, Colton Sissons


Predators Beat Maple Leafs in Potential Stanley Cup Final Preview

On Jan. 7, the Nashville Predators and Toronto Maple Leafs squared off in Toronto at Scotiabank Arena in a game between two of the league’s best teams. The Predators may have emerged with a 4-0 victory, but it was a heavyweight bout between two talented rosters in what could be a preview of the Stanley Cup Final. Maple Leafs and Predators Entering the Game Heading into the game, the Maple Leafs and Predators had similar seasons to that point. The Maple Leafs had a 27-12-2 record while the Pred...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Nashville, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, Smith, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, Auston Matthews, Washington Capitals, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs


Predators Maul Maple Leafs in Stanley Cup Final Preview

On Jan. 7, the Nashville Predators and Toronto Maple Leafs squared off in Toronto at Scotiabank Arena in a game between two of the league’s best teams. The Predators may have emerged with a 4-0 victory, but it was a heavyweight bout between two talented rosters in what could be a preview of the Stanley Cup Final. Maple Leafs and Predators Entering the Game Heading into the game, the Maple Leafs and Predators had similar seasons to that point. The Maple Leafs had a 27-12-2 record while the Pred...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Nashville, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, Smith, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, Auston Matthews, Washington Capitals, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs


Predators Prospect Report: Fabbro & Farrance

The Nashville Predators have a wealthy prospect pool, especially along the blue line. Two defensemen who have impressed at the college level are David Farrance and Dante Fabbro. The sophomore and junior, respectively, have found themselves together on the Boston University Terriers’ top defense pair this season. (Vince Richard/The Hockey Writers) With Fabbro on the right side and Farrance on the left, the Predators could benefit from a pair of prospects honing their skills while developing che...
Tags: New York, Sport, United States, Nashville, Ncaa, Hockey, NHL, Columbia, Nashville Predators, Penticton, Bu, UMaine, Boston University Terriers, NHL Entry Draft, Fabbro, Top Story


Predators Prowl: Starting 2019 on a Roll

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 The Predators ended 2018 on a low ...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Finland, Nashville, Philadelphia, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Detroit, Quebec, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Weber, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers


Mike Babcock Post Game, Predators 4 vs. Leafs 0: “We got a lesson from a veteran team here today”

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team’s 4-0 loss to the Nashville Predators on Monday night. On the team’s performance: I didn’t mind us through two. In saying that, they were up 2-0 and they had blocked lots of shots and kept the puck from the net, and we’d find a way to get […] The post Mike Babcock Post Game, Predators 4 vs. Leafs 0: “We got a lesson from a veteran team here today” appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.
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Predators & Pekka Blank the Maple Leafs

TORONTO — Pekka Rinne made 18 saves for his third shutout of the season and the 54th of his career as the Nashville Predators blanked the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 on Monday. Kevin Fiala, with a goal and an assist, Mattias Ekholm, P.K. Subban and Colton Sissons scored for Nashville (26-15-3). Michael Hutchinson stopped 28 shots for Toronto (27-13-2), which hit three posts and also had a goal called back for offside. The Leafs were coming off one of their most complete performances of the season in...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Chicago, New Jersey, Nashville, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, Columbus, Hutchinson, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Vancouver Canucks


'We got a lesson': Rinne makes 18 saves as Predators blank Maple Leafs 4-0

TORONTO — Class was in session for the Maple Leafs on Monday night. Toronto head coach Mike Babcock was clear in his grading — they didn't pass the test. Pekka Rinne made 18 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Nashville Predators jumped out to a 2-0 lead through two periods before choking off any hope of a comeback over the final 20 minutes in a 4-0 victory. "We got a lesson from a veteran team," Babcock said. "In the third period in particular ... they just stayed patient. "Th...
Tags: News, Boston, Toronto, Chicago, New Jersey, Nashville, Vancouver, NHL, Babcock, Montreal, Detroit, Columbus, Hutchinson, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs


Rinne notches 3rd shutout of season, Predators top Leafs 4-0

Pekka Rinne made 18 saves for his third shutout of the season and the 54th of his career as the Nashville Predators defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 Monday night            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Rinne, Pekka Rinne


Predicting Predators’ 2019 Storylines

In a recent article, I covered the top-five storylines for the Nashville Predators from the 2018 calendar year. So now that 2018 is wrapped up and we’re a week into 2019, I want to predict what I think will be the team’s biggest storylines this year. Related: Predators’ 2018-19 Mid-Season Awards That means not only looking at the remainder of the 2018-19 season, but also the 2019 offseason and the first half of the 2019-20 season. Some of the predicted storylines are what I actually think will h...
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