The Nashville Predators managed to make history last night against the Anaheim Ducks. Their Game 6 win gave the franchise its first ever playoff series victory, after the team had fallen victim to numerous flameouts over the years.
But, what put this team over the top? Much of the credit lies in an offense that finally [...]
Nashville’s power play has been in a deep freeze and the Predators could use a breakout Saturday in Game 5 of their opening-round series against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Chicago rookie goalie Antti Niemi, who has posted two shutouts in his four career playoff games, and shot-blocking defenseman Brent Sopel have played key roles in Nashville’s 0-for-17 [...]
J.P. Dumont called it a lucky goal. He flipped the puck at the net and after it bounced past surprised Chicago goalie Antti Niemi, it hit the post and went in.
The unexpected score allowed the Nashville Predators to tie the game early in the third period Friday night and changed the momentum in their direction.
Nashville, which scored and also gave up 225 goals this season, went 14-6-1 after the Olympic break. The Blackhawks initially struggled following the Vancouver Games, losing eight of 11 at one point. They regrouped for a late six-game winning streak before losing the season finale to Detroit and finishing second instead of first in the [...]
Pekka Rinne made 25 saves for Nashville but didn’t get enough help in front of him, coach Barry Trotz said.
“We were sloppy,” he said. “There were some guys, I didn’t like their compete level.”
Wolski’s goal late in the second period gave the Coyotes a 2-1 advantage. Yandle set up the play with a two-line stretch [...]
Although it took longer than the Predators would have liked, the result was worth the wait.
Martin Erat scored the only goal of the shootout to lead the Nashville to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.
The Predators have won three straight while the Flyers have lost two in a row.
Steve Sullivan, Erat, [...]
If the Edmonton Oilers had to do it all over again, they may have waited another two days before they traded Denis Grebeshkov to the Nashville Predators.
Jason Arnott scored the tiebreaking goal 5:02 into the third period, lifting Nashville to a 4-3 victory over Edmonton on Tuesday night.
Grebeshkov had a goal and an assist while [...]
Rookie Colin Wilson scored the go-ahead goal on a second-period power play, Dan Ellis made 37 saves and Nashville Predators snapped a five-game road losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.
The game was played in front of a surprisingly large crowd of 13,128 at Madison Square Garden despite [...]
The Predators (30-21-3) snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over Atlanta on Saturday. This skid included the loss in Phoenix two weeks ago.
Nashville had been limited to just 10 goals during the slide, despite outshooting its opponents in each game. The Predators outshot the Coyotes 43-23.
“It’s nice to get back on the [...]
The Nashville Predators outshot another opponent. This time, Jason Arnott made sure they also had the advantage on the scoreboard, too.
Arnott scored 7 seconds into the third period, and the Predators snapped a five-game skid by holding off the Atlanta Thrashers 4-3 on Saturday night. Call it a welcome win for a team that just [...]