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Stars Even Series With Predators – Rinne Pulled After 4 Goals on 8 Shots

DALLAS — Roope Hintz and Alexander Radulov scored power-play goals on Dallas’ first two shots, and the Stars chased Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne with an early four-goal onslaught, beating the Predators 5-1 Wednesday night and evening the best-of-seven series at two games each. Hintz added his second career playoff goal in the second period, on John Kingberg’s third assist of the game. Ben Bishop stopped 34 shots. Bishop allowed a couple of soft goals in Game 3 in his home playoff debut wit...
Tags: Dallas Stars, Nashville Predators, 2019 NHL Playoffs


Andersen, Grubauer & Rinne Stepping up in Playoffs

DENVER — This classifies as fun for Frederik Andersen: Protecting a late lead in the third period by leaping out of his net to stop a shot with the handle of his stick. Sticky situation handled. “Doing whatever it takes to save it,” the Toronto goaltender explained after the 3-2 win Monday over Boston. “Fun one.” Going into the post-season, there were some reservations concerning such goaltenders as Andersen, Philipp Grubauer of Colorado and even Pekka Rinne of Nashville. They have each...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, Washington, Toronto, Sport, Avalanche, Dallas, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Denver, Calgary, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand


Predators Rally to Take 2-1 Series Lead Over the Stars

DALLAS — Mikael Granlund scored on a wrist shot from just inside the blue line with 8:19 left and the Nashville Predators, after blowing a two-goal lead, beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series. Granlund, acquired in a trade with Minnesota in late February, got the puck from Dante Fabbro after Kyle Turris won a faceoff against Stars captain Jamie Benn. Rocco Grimaldi scored in his second game in a row for the Pre...
Tags: Minnesota, Dallas Mavericks, Sport, Stars, Nba, Dallas, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Dallas Stars, Nowitzki, Dirk Nowitzki, Nashville Predators, Tyler Seguin, Wayne Simmonds, P K Subban


7 Takeaways From Predators’ Games 1 & 2

The first two games have come and gone in the Nashville Predators/Dallas Stars series. Both teams have one win apiece, with the Stars taking Game 1 by a 3-2 score and the Predators winning the second game 2-1 in overtime. Here are some takeaways, both positive and negative, that I made. Speed Is the Name of the Game Although the Predators didn’t score any goals off the rush in either game, their speed was a strong factor in winning Game 2. With Brian Boyle out of the lineup and Wayne Sim...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Stars, Corsica, Dallas, Hockey, NHL, Nashville Predators, Tyler Seguin, Wayne Simmonds, Brian Boyle, Ben Bishop, Roman Josi, Josi, Rinne, Grimaldi


Finnish Social Democrats and nationalist Finns Party nearly tied in election

Tipped to win, the opposition Social Democrats scored 17.7 percent, while their eurosceptic Finns Party rivals were at 17.5 percent, according to nearly complete results published by the justice ministry. With 99.5 percent of votes counted, the co-ruling Centre Party of Prime Minister Juha Sipila and the center-right National Coalition stood at 13.8 percent and 17.0 percent, respectively. "For the first time since 1999 we are the largest party in Finland ... SDP is the prime minister's party,"...
Tags: Science, Finland, Rinne, Social Democrats, Juha Sipila, National Coalition, Centre party, Finns Party


Stars Down Predators for 1-0 Series Lead – Heiskanen Tallies 2

NASHVILLE — Rookie Miro Heiskanen scored two goals in his first post-season game, and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference series. Heiskanen became the eighth rookie teenage defenceman in NHL history to score a goal in their first career playoff game and the first since Adam Larsson with New Jersey on May 1, 2012, against Philadelphia, according to NHL Stats. He also became the third-youngest with a multi-goal g...
Tags: Sport, Stars, West, New Jersey, Dallas, Nashville, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, Bishop, Dallas Stars, Central Division, Nashville Predators, Bridgestone Arena, Brian Boyle, Ben Bishop


Stars vs Predators: A Rivalry in the Making

NASHVILLE — The NHL could not have planned this any better. The Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars are due to meet in the next Winter Classic but first the two Central Division foes have a chance to build up their rivalry starting Wednesday night in the first post-season series between them. “It’s probably really good promotion for NBC for next year to get this rivalry going,” Predators general manager David Poile said. Nashville won the season series 3-2, and Stars forward Tyler Segu...
Tags: Nbc, Boston, Sport, Ap, Stars, Dallas, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Montgomery, Dallas Stars, Central Division, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg, Tyler Seguin, Ben Bishop


A Stars Fan Guide to the Predators

The 2019 NHL Playoffs start tonight, and one of the most interesting series of the first round will be the Dallas Stars versus the Nashville Predators. And although the Predators and Stars are familiar with each other, this article is written with you, the Stars fan, in mind. It’s to serve as an introduction to the 2018-19 Predators. Related: How do the Predators and Stars Stack Up? That way, during the game, you don’t have to look up player numbers, but can focus on the on-ice action. Con...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Gm, Nashville, Watson, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Dallas Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, Central Division, Nashville Predators, Wayne Simmonds, Brian Boyle, Roman Josi, Josi


How Do the Predators Stack up to the Stars?

Tonight the Nashville Predators take on the Dallas Stars in the first round of the 2019 Playoffs. As the winner of the Central Division, the Predators have home-ice advantage, while the Stars are the Western Conference’s first wild card team. How do the two teams stack up, and what will be the keys to a Predators series win? Let’s dig into it. 2018-19 Predators and Stars Stats The Predators won the Central Division with a 47-29-6 record and 100 points. They won the division by on...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Stars, Dallas, Nashville, Hockey, Bishop, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Dallas Stars, Central Division, Nashville Predators, Tyler Seguin, Ben Bishop, Roman Josi, Josi


Predators Weekly: Central Division Champs

Predators Weekly is my series on how the Nashville Predators performed the previous week. Generally published on Tuesdays, Predators Weekly isn’t simply a recap of games, but rather my takes on said games and the themes that emerged 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 Weekly It’s hard to believe it, bu...
Tags: Column, Usa, Sport, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Buffalo Sabres, Central Division, Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks, Alex Ovechkin


Time Running Out for NHL Veterans Still Chasing First Stanley Cup

TORONTO — Time is running out for some NHL players that have yet to win a Stanley Cup over a lengthy career. Here are 10 NHL veterans still chasing their first Cup: 1. Calgary Goaltender Mike Smith – 37 13 seasons (2018-19: 42 games played, 23-16-2, 2.72 goals-against average, .898 save percentage) Calgary Flames goaltender Mike Smith (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gene J. Puskar) Smith arguably has his best chance at a Cup with Calgary after years in Dallas, Tampa Bay and Arizon...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Arizona, Finland, Rangers, Dallas, Nashville, San Jose, Jets, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL


Why Stars Will Upset Predators in Round 1

The Nashville Predators are undeniably the favorite in their first-round series against the wild-card Dallas Stars. It would nevertheless be a mistake to say the deck is stacked against the Stars, though. Here are three reasons why they could pull off the Round 1 upset: 3. Bishop in Nets Not only has goalie Ben Bishop returned to form for the Dallas Stars, but he’s arguably reached another level in his play. Despite the fact the netminder is 32 and was thought to be on the decline follow...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Nashville, Hockey, Calgary Flames, Bishop, Dallas Stars, Tyler Seguin, Mats Zuccarello, Ben Bishop, Jamie Benn, Rinne, Pekka Rinne, Seguin, Jim Lites, Marty Turco


Predators’ Keys for Playoff Success

The Nashville Predators entered the 2018-19 season as one of the favorites to make a deep playoff run and were among the handful of teams viewed as a serious Stanley Cup contender. This season hasn’t gone as expected. Sure, they won the Central Division but were never in the same conversation as the Tampa Bay Lightning. Recently, however, they’ve played better, with a 7-2-1 record in their final 10 games, with some gutsy wins included. But despite their recent strong play, the Predators have ...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Sport, Nashville, Hockey, Smith, San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Buffalo Sabres, Nashville Predators, Wayne Simmonds, Colorado Avalanche, Brian Boyle, Roman Josi, Josi, Rinne


Predators Rally to Beat Blackhawks – Clinch Central

NASHVILLE — Viktor Arvidsson scored the go-ahead goal at 3:33 of the third period, and the Nashville Predators won their second straight Central Division title by rallying from an 0-2 deficit to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 Saturday night. With St. Louis beating Vancouver 3-2 earlier Saturday, the Predators needed two points against Chicago to win the Central or risk going from division champs to possibly third if Winnipeg finished off with a win at Arizona later. The Predators, who will f...
Tags: Sport, Chicago, Arizona, Dallas, Nashville, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Chicago Blackhawks, Blackhawks, Patrick Kane, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg, Ward, Boston University


Revisiting John Ferguson Jr.’s Draft – 2004

It was a dark time for the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fanbase – following the years of Pat Quinn as their general manager – the Maple Leafs future was handed to John Ferguson Jr. on Aug. 29, 2003. With the appointment, Ferguson was also handed the reins to the team’s 2004 NHL Draft strategy – a draft class that quickly turned into a disaster for the blue and white. In this piece, we’ll look at a draft that saw one of the purest goal scorers to ever play the game go first overall when th...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Washington, Massachusetts, Russia, Toronto, Sport, Alaska, Switzerland, Rangers, Ferguson, Denmark, Nashville, Slovakia, AHL, Hockey


Predators Weekly: Arvidsson’s Big Week

Predators Weekly is my series on how the Nashville Predators performed the previous week. Generally published on Tuesdays, Predators Weekly isn’t simply a recap of games, but rather my takes on said games and the themes that emerged 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 Weekly The time has finally arrive...
Tags: Column, Usa, Sport, Blues, Nashville, Penguins, Buffalo, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Columbus, Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh, Central Division, Nashville Predators


Niclas Westerholm Drawing Comparisons to Pekka Rinne

21-year-old Niclas Westerholm recently finished off his first pro season with SaiPa in the Finnish Elite League. The 6-foot-4 netminder was a Nashville Predators free agent pickup last season and has been touted as “Pekka’s son” by former Predators assistant general manager Paul Fenton. As both goalies share a similar history and some great athletic abilities, Fenton had a good reason to be excited. Like Rinne, Westerholm was not a world-class talent in his earlier days, only bursting onto th...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sport, Gm, Finland, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators, Rinne, Fenton, Pekka Rinne, Markkanen, SAIPA, Pekka, Juuse Saros


Predators Handle Penguins – Rinne Stops 42

PITTSBURGH — Pekka Rinne stopped 42 shots to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. Rinne was 63 seconds from his fifth shutout of the season when Nick Bjugstad scored for Pittsburgh. It was the second game in eight days between the teams and a rematch of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, won by Pittsburgh in six games. Viktor Arvidsson’s 32nd goal of the season – a power-play goal – set a career high and also was the 100th of his NHL caree...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sport, Nashville, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Smith, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh, Feb, Nashville Predators, Metropolitan Division, Pittsburgh Penguins, American Hockey League, Rinne, Kris Letang


Rinne leads Predators to 3-1 win over Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped 42 shots to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. Rinne was 63 seconds from his fifth shutout of the season when Nick Bjugstad scored for Pittsburgh. It was the second game in eight days between the teams and a rematch […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Penguins, Pittsburgh, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Rinne, Pekka Rinne, Nick Bjugstad, Pittsburgh It


Rinne makes 42 saves, Predators top Penguins 3-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped 42 shots to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. Rinne was 63 seconds from his fifth shutout of the season when Nick Bjugstad scored for Pittsburgh. Viktor Arvidsson’s 32nd goal of the season – a power-play goal – set a […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Penguins, Pittsburgh, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Rinne, Pekka Rinne, Nick Bjugstad, Pittsburgh Viktor Arvidsson


Revisiting David Poile’s Drafts – 1999

Last week, I introduced a series that looks back at David Poile’s drafts as general manager of the Nashville Predators, evaluating his selections and mentioning any opportunities he missed with each pick. The first installment looked at the franchise’s first draft, when they picked a franchise legend in David Legwand, but received little production from anyone else. David Poile has been the Predators’ general manager since the team’s inception. (Photo by Shelley Lipton/Icon Sportswire via ...
Tags: Europe, Florida, Usa, Sweden, Washington, Russia, Sport, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Finland, Blues, Romania, Nashville, Detroit Red Wings, Penguins


Predators Weekly: Clinching a Playoff Berth

Predators Weekly is my series on how the Nashville Predators performed the previous week. Generally published on Tuesdays, Predators Weekly isn’t simply a recap of games, but rather my takes on said games and the themes that emerged 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 Weekly Wow, a lot of stuff happene...
Tags: Column, Minnesota, Milwaukee, Sport, Blues, Jets, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Pittsburgh, St Paul, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg, Wayne Simmonds


Jets Blank Predators – Connor Nets Hat Trick

WINNIPEG — Kyle Connor had a hat trick and one assist and Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves as the Winnipeg Jets clinched a playoff spot with a 5-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Centre Kevin Hayes had a goal and three assists and Andrew Copp also scored for the Jets (45-26-4). The win marked Hellebuyck’s second shutout of the season and 14th of his career. Pekka Rinne stopped 38 shots for the Predators (42-28-6), who are in second place in the Central Division, four point...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Dallas, Nashville, Jets, Connor, Hockey, NHL, Patrik Laine, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg, Rinne, Winnipeg Jets, Hayes, Connor Hellebuyck, Blake Wheeler


Predators Blank Stumbling Maple Leafs – Rinne Gets Shutout

NASHVILLE — Pekka Rinne shut out Toronto for the second time this season and Brian Boyle, Wayne Simmonds and Filip Forsberg scored goals to give the Nashville Predators a 3-0 win over the slumping Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. Nashville won its third straight and Toronto lost for the fourth time in five games. Rinne made 22 saves and Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen made 17 stops. Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne stops a shot by Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (AP Ph...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Nashville, Philadelphia, Defence, Hockey, NHL, Pittsburgh, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg, Brian Boyle, Rinne


Predators Weekly: A California Gold Rush

Predators Weekly is my series on how the Nashville Predators performed the previous week. Generally published on Tuesdays, Predators Weekly isn’t simply a recap of games, but rather my takes on said games and the themes that emerged 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 Weekly Since the last Predators Weekly, ...
Tags: Column, Usa, Minnesota, California, Sport, Kings, Nashville, Watson, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Central Division, Nashville Predators


Predators Beat Kings – Keep Pace in Central Race

LOS ANGELES — Colton Sissons had a goal and an assist, Pekka Rinne made 25 saves and the Nashville Predators kept pace in the Central Division race with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. Viktor Arvidsson and Craig Smith also scored for the Predators, who snapped a two-game skid with a comfortable win over the last-place Kings. Nashville Predators Viktor Arvidsson celebrates with Ryan Johansen (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) Led by Sissons’ first multipoint game since Jan. ...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Kings, Dallas, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Smith, St Louis, San Jose Sharks, Staples Center, Los Angeles Kings, Southern California, Florida Panthers, Feb, Central Division


Ducks Survive Predators Late Charge

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Daniel Sprong scored for the third consecutive game, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Tuesday night. Ryan Getzlaf and Jakob Silfverberg also scored for the Ducks, who have won four of their past six games. John Gibson made 32 saves. Filip Forsberg scored two power-plays goal for the Predators, who have lost two straight and four of six overall. Pekka Rinne made 15 stops. Nashville remains one point behind Winnipeg for first place in the Central Division...
Tags: Sport, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg, Ryan Getzlaf, Arizona Coyotes, Gibson, Roman Josi, Rinne, John Gibson


Ryan Getzlaf’s early goal puts Ducks on track for victory over Predators

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, right, of Finland, hits the puck away from Anaheim Ducks’ Derek Grant during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 12: Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks takes the puck down the ice on a breakaway for the Anaheim Ducks first goal of the game during the first period against the Nashville Predators at Honda Center on March 12, 2019 in Anaheim, Califo...
Tags: Sweden, California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Netherlands, Switzerland, Kings, Finland, Nashville, NHL, Terry, Ducks, Jones, Anaheim-ducks, Murray


Predators Beat Wild – Johansen Gets SO Winner

NASHVILLE — Ryan Johansen scored the lone goal in a shootout and the Nashville Predators beat Minnesota 5-4 on Tuesday for their second win against the Wild in three nights. Johansen also got the game-winner in the fourth round of a shootout Sunday when the Predators edged the Wild 3-2 in Minnesota. This time, he scored after Kyle Turris, Ryan Ellis and Filip Forsberg all were stopped. Ryan Donato had one last chance, only to see Predators goalie Pekka Rinne stop his shot. Viktor Arvidsson had a...
Tags: Minnesota, Wild, Sport, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Smith, St Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning, Minnesota Wild, Central Division, Nashville Predators, Wayne Simmonds, Bruce Boudreau, Dubnyk, Devan Dubnyk


Predators Prowl: Trade Deadline Edition

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 closed out this week...
Tags: Column, Minnesota, Colorado, Sport, Dallas, Nashville, Philadelphia, Jets, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, Minnesota Wild, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers